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Officer Martoiya Lang's estate discussed in court

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MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - It's been three weeks since Memphis Police Officer Martoiya Lang was killed in the line of duty.

Her family was in court over her estate.

In probate court,  husband, Darius Lang, of fallen MPD officer Martoiya Lang, was named administrator of her estate. 

Darius Lang was sworn in and told judge Robert Benham he wants to handle his wife's financial obligations after her death December 14.

"I have always been able to take care of children and money doesn't matter to me right now. My main concern is for my daughters," said Lang. 

Darius Lang currently has custody of the three children the couple had together. 

Martoiya's Youngest daughter is living with the officer's mother, who has challenged this custody arrangement. 

Though, this hearing only focused on the estate which includes a bank account holding around $4,000 and a car note. 

What could be a more contentious issue is all the money raised to benefit Martoiya Lang's daughters.

"Whoever has raised the money still has the money. It hasn't been dispersed," said Lang's Probate Attorney Psonya Hackett. 

Lang's attorney said a trust has not been created for the money yet, though she's certain her client will petition to be beneficiary of the trust once it is created.

With custody and all the money being fund raised up in the air, this is just one of the first legal steps in settling Martoiya Lang's affairs.  

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