Aretha Franklin Didn’t Have an Estate Plan | Bella Vista Will Lawyer
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How sad… Aretha Franklin passed away without a Will or a Trust. This opens her entire estate to public scrutiny and family fighting over her assets.
It is even sadder that she didn’t leave an estate plan behind. Now her estate is up for grabs and distribution according to the law of the State!
“I was after her for a number of years to do a trust,” Los Angeles attorney Don Wilson told the paper. “It would have expedited things and kept them out of probate and kept things private.”
“Franklin’s lawyer has represented her in entertainment matters for nearly three decades, and told the paper that he constantly asked her to do a trust, but she never got around to it.”
“I just hope (Franklin’s estate) doesn’t end up getting so hotly contested,” Wilson said. “Any time they don’t leave a trust or will, there always ends up being a fight.”