Little to Fight Over in Aaron Hernandez’s Estate, Elder Law Attorney, Woodstock, GA

The battle over the estate of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was expected to go on for a long time, but it turns out there is not much for anyone to fight over.

When Aaron Hernandez committed suicide that was the end of the criminal cases filed against him. However, the battle over his estate had just begun.

He left behind a four-year-old daughter, whose mother would like her to receive something. However, the families of his victims also want to receive a share of the estate to compensate them for their losses.

What was not initially known, was how much money Hernandez had left after all of his legal troubles.

That has now been determined to be essentially nothing, according to the New York Daily News in “Aaron Hernandez’s estate is worth nothing: court records.”

Hernandez’s girlfriend, the mother of his child, filed papers with the probate court overseeing the case. These papers document that Hernandez passed away with virtually no money or valuable personal property to speak of.

The only thing left is his home. The court granted the girlfriend permission to sell the home to an undisclosed interested buyer for $1.3 million. The mother of one of Hernandez’s victims has stated that she wants a portion of proceeds from the sale.

This is a case that is tragic all around.

Both Hernandez’s young daughter and the families of his victims deserve a part of the estate, but there is not enough to go around for everyone to get everything they deserve.

Reference: New York Daily News (April 27, 2017) “Aaron Hernandez’s estate is worth nothing: court records.”


Hear From Our Clients

I heard Cindy’s presentation at a Senior Luncheon at my church, and was very impressed. She helped my daughter and me understand many aspects of elder law. Josh has also been very helpful in my planning to enter an independent living situation . I have told many friends about them.

- Charlotte

The very best elder law attorney and staff anyone could ever ask for! I have referred a number of clients to Cindy and she never disappoints. She is kind, caring, and extremely thorough in making sure everything is completed as it should be. I highly recommend Cindy for anyone needing lawyer services; she truly goes above and beyond for every client she helps and has had a huge impact in so many peoples’ lives. Thank you, Cindy and staff, for everything that you do- I’m so glad to know you!

- Kerri

Cindy and the Nelson Elder Care Law team are trustworthy and helpful. They are the experts in elder care law. At Leaf Cremation, we entrust our families to the care of the Nelson team when their services are needed.

- Pierce

Josh Nelson, and his staff, have been amazingly helpful to our family. The ins and outs of nursing homes, the rules and regulations that govern Medicare and Medicaid are daunting and the folks at Nelson Elder Care Law have been informative, responsive, and above all, empathetic. I cannot emphasize enough how their service has taken a weight off of our shoulders especially during a world pandemic that has targeted nursing homes across our country. I highly recommend retaining Josh and his firm!

- Marcia

I had a simple legal question to them that I needed answered and they very helpful in giving me the information I needed. I highly recommend them and will reach out to them if I need more advice or assistance. Thank you for taking your time to just answer a couple of questions I had!

- Ben