If you follow the news, you may have seen that there is a dispute over Aretha Franklin’s inheritance plans. His sons in court fought over his estate and numerous wills.
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Aretha Franklin died in 2018, and because she had no faith, her will passed through probate court where it was disputed by her sons.
A will from 2014 and two wills from 2010 were found in Ms. Franklin by his nephew, after his death. The wills were unequal and gave rise to disputes among his family about which Will the trial court should follow.
Both 2010 wills were found in a locked cupboard, but the 2014 will was found in a spiral notebook under the couch cushions. The 2014 will is hard to decipher and the words are scratched.
His sons have been in and out of court fighting over the will since his death.
While Ms. Franklin attempts to make housing plans, but unfortunately things don’t go according to plan.
How can you avoid lengthy and costly probate disputes for your family?
- Work with an estate planning attorney. If you seek professional help, they can help you get the right documents, make sure they are legible and the way you want them.
- Use the right documents. If Ms. Franklin using a trust instead of a will, he might be able to avoid a painful legal battle between his family. Its assets will also be further protected from legal fees associated with probate courts, time and delays associated with probate courts, and publicity.
- Update your documents regularly and properly. We help our clients update their documents regularly to ensure they are correct. This needs to be done in some way, to ensure there are no disputes later on which document to follow.
Proper estate planning can prevent your loved one from costly and protracted disputes.
It can also help prevent rifts in your family.
We help our clients draw up the right documents, and keep their documents up to date. We also help our clients implement customized and effective language to protect their wishes.
Let us know if you have any questions about the right type of housing plan for you or a loved one.
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