The highly contested trial waged by the children of Aretha Franklin has been making headlines, and this week, it came to a climactic ending. A Michigan jury determined that the Queen of Soul’s hand-written will – found stuffed in a couch – was valid and legally binding. Children who had argued that a previous document was the real one – lost. Tens of millions of dollars in Franklin’s estate are at stake.
During this Life Happens Radio show, you’ll hear all the important takeaways from the case, AND how you can avoid a similar pitched battle among your family members.
Listen as attorneys Lou Pierro and Kristen Peck will address the legal questions posed by Franklin’s “holographic” will and tell you why courts in New York don’t recognize them. It’s a big reason to take action through proactive planning by executing a will that cannot be contested after you pass away.
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