As a movie about James Brown, “the Godfather of Soul”, hits cinemas we remember the disastrous Estate Planning he left behind.
James Brown’s Will attempted to create a Trust under a Will for education of poor children for the bulk of his assets, also for education for his grandchildren, some personal items to his adult children and nothing for his girlfriend. The girlfriend and numerous family members filed lawsuits against the Probate Estate.
The Estate Litigation lasted more than six years.
Better Estate Planning could have limited the potential lawsuits, avoid the years of delays court costs and attorney fees.
At the Law Firm of Steven Andrew Jackson, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, we have helped hundreds of families protect themselves and their loved ones, avoid Estate Taxes and Probate Costs, and keep their Estate Plans current with the law through The Customized Protective Estate Planning Solution™.