Aretha Franklin died nearly a year ago. Unfortunately for her family, the late singer left behind no will to explain how her substantial assets would be distributed.
As regular readers of our Brevard County Legal Blog know, we recently wrote in this space about why a revocable living trust might be right for you and your family. We know from past experience that many people understand that probate can be a long, difficult and expensive process that adds to a family’s burden in a difficult time, but they are not sure how a revocable trust helps to avoid probate.
No one wants to think about mortality, especially that of their loved ones. However, death is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes, thinking about it in advance can go a long way toward making the inevitable less difficult.
He co-founded a technology company that transformed communications, businesses and personal lives. He was a daring venture capitalist, a generous philanthropist, owner of headline-generating professional sports teams and a man whose taste in fine art resulted in a stunning collection that was the envy of the art world. Nevertheless, billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was a private man who probably valued solitude more than any of his glittering possessions.