In our last post, we mentioned another dispute currently going on with the estate of King of Soul, Ray Charles, and noted that his estate has experienced numerous problems along the way. Legal disputes during and after estate administration are certainly nothing new, though they tend to be more interesting with celebrities who leave behind large estates.
In our previous post, we began discussing the estate of deceased soul musician James Brown, particularly the battle between those who say Brown wished to give his entire estate to charity, and his family, who say that Brown intended to provide for them.
Estate planning and administration are not always a clean, tidy job. Sometimes there are disagreements about how the estate is disposed, even where the documents seem clear enough.