Mary Kennedy's son, 18, enters NY estate dispute

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Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:15 PM
Mary Kennedy's son, 18, enters NY estate dispute

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old son of Mary and Robert Kennedy Jr. is asking to be named administrator of his mother's estate. The judge says he'll likely be approved.

Conor Kennedy appeared Wednesday in Surrogate's Court in White Plains, N.Y.

His lawyer says Kennedy turned 18 on Tuesday and therefore qualifies to administer Mary Kennedy's estate. She hanged herself in May.

A lawyer for Robert Kennedy raised no objection. The judge said he expects to grant Conor Kennedy's application.

Mary Kennedy's sister, Martha Richardson, was also in court but did not go before the judge. She said she hadn't decided whether she objects to Conor Kennedy's application.

Meanwhile, Mary Kennedy's divorce lawyers dropped their application that a public administrator be appointed. They had objected to the possibility of Robert Kennedy being named administrator.