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Controversy in Aretha Franklin’s Estate Highlights Importance of Estate Planning

By Katie Sabo

It was presumed that Aretha Franklin did not have a will or trust in place when she passed away in August 2018. However, eight months after her death, three handwritten documents were found in her home, each of which appear to be Ms. Franklin’s attempt at a handwritten will. At least one of Ms. Franklin’s children have objected to the validity of the documents because if they are found to be valid wills, it would change how the estate would be distributed under Michigan law.

Not only have these documents created a slew of problems for Ms ...

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2018 Changes for Federal Gift and Estate Tax Exemption

Author: Dane Carey

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Michigan Abolishes Dower Rights

Author: W. Dane Carey

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Michigan's New Asset Protection Tool

Author: W. Dane Carey

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Loaning Money to Family and Friends

AuthorW. Dane Carey

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Guide to Charitable Giving

AuthorW. Dane Carey

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Charitable IRA Rollovers

Author: Benjamin W. Bryant
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

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New Law Allows Nomination of Funeral Representatives

AuthorW. Dane Carey

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