According to The Blast, Bryant’s trust had yet to be updated at the time of his death, and it was always his intention to include his youngest child. The documents were last modified in 2017, shortly after the birth of the couple’s third daughter, Bianka.
“The material purpose of the Trust is to provide a fund for Kobe’s wife and daughters of Kobe and Vanessa for their support, care, and maintenance and, at the same time, to provide protection for the Trust’s assets so that the assets will be available for the benefit of Kobe and Vanessa’s daughters, equally, upon Vanessa’s death,” the document states.
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It continues, “The proposed modification furthers and supports the primary purpose of the trust. The First Partial Amendment makes clear Kobe’s intent to provide for “any children of (his) marriage to Vanessa” in his trust. However, because it was drafted after the birth of Bianka, but before the birth of Capri…the Trust is silent with respect to Capri and her descendants.”
As it stands now, upon Vanessa’s death, “the Bryant Trusts will be divided into two shares, not three.”
“This was not Kobe’s intent,” the legal docs state. “Nor does it accomplish the primary and material purpose of the Trust – to provide for Vanessa and all his children with Vanessa after his death.”
Vanessa and Kobe’s agent, Rob Pelinka, are asking a judge to modify the trust to include Capri and her descendants as beneficiaries.
TMZ reports that the request will likely be granted.
Kobe died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 along with his and Vanessa Bryant’s oldest daughter, Gianna, as well as six passengers and the pilot.