Socialite Casey Johnson was battling severe financial and legal problems in the months before she was found dead on Monday (04Jan09).
The Johnson & Johnson heiress was sued by lawyers for luxury car-makers Porsche in September (09) after she allegedly failed to keep up with her monthly installments of $2,300 (£1,437) for her Porsche Cayenne Turbo S over the summer (09) months.
The sportscar was subsequently taken away from Johnson in December (09).
That same month, she lost a legal battle with a Hollywood nanny service over missing payments, and a judge ordered her to hand over $20,189 (£12,618).
Bosses at the Elizabeth Rose Agency sued Johnson in August (09), alleging she had not paid for childcare.
Johnson's adopted three-year-old daughter Ava-Monroe is currently being cared for by the star's mum, Sale Johnson.