Scott Weiland’s Two Children Awarded Monthly Payments of $4,000
The two children from Scott Weiland's first marriage will receive $4,000 per month from the late rocker's estate, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled.
On Monday (July 9), Judge Daniel Juarez granted Mary Weiland a petition for family allowance, under which the late singer's 17-year-old son, Noah, and 15-year-old daughter Lucy, will receive the payments until they turn 18. According to a MyNewsLA report, the individual payments to the minors will cease if either die, become legally "emancipated" or the estate is terminated.
The Weiland estate is worth approximately $1.6 million and receives an average of $265,000 in annual royalties, Mary Weiland's attorney wrote in filed court documents. The papers added that the estate is $645,500 in debt to City National Bank and is negotiating a resolution for a “significant federal creditor's” claim for $700,000.
Weiland sang on four Stone Temple Pilots platinum or multi-platinum albums and one gold record before the band broke up in 2002 due to personal differences and his inability to stay clean. He later performed on two albums with the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which also featured Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and ex-GN'R drummer Matt Sorum, but he quit to take part in a Stone Temple Pilots reunion.
The band released a final album with Weiland in 2010, Stone Temple Pilots, before he was booted from the band for the final time. He was briefly replaced with Linkin Park's late singer Chester Bennington. STP are currently working with vocalist Jeff Gutt and released their eponymous first album together in March.
When Weiland found himself solo again, he formed Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, which recorded the album Blaster in 2014 which came out in in March 2015. While touring for the release, Weiland died from an overdose. His body was discovered in Bloomington, Minn. on Dec. 3, 2015. He was 48.
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