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Amid apparent family rift, services planned for Mary Kennedy, estranged wife of RFK Jr.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) ' The two branches of Mary Richardson Kennedy's family are planning separate memorial services following her suicide and a contested divorce with husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
There are signs that the relationship between the two families has frayed.
One of Mary's brothers, Thomas Richardson, filed a legal motion at a court in White Plains, N.Y., on Thursday listing Robert Kennedy as the defendant.
The document hadn't been made public by the courts Friday afternoon, and details of the dispute weren't immediately available.
The court filing came just as Robert Kennedy was finalizing arrangements to have his late wife buried near the family's compound in Hyannisport, Mass.
The Kennedys a funeral Saturday at a Roman Catholic Church in Bedford. The Richardsons have said they would memorialize her in Manhattan.