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Frank Zappa's Family Argues over Music and Trust

In the first decade after the death of musician Frank Zappa his estate plan appeared to have worked smoothly. More recently, however, issues have arisen that have Zappa's children fighting between themselves. After Frank Zappa passed away in 199… Read More
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Prince Did Not Have a Will

After the death of Prince speculation began immediately about his estate plans and who would inherit his fortune. What no one expected is that he did not even have a will as asserted in court filings by his sister. If celebrity deaths such as Whitney… Read More
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Little Things Matter in Estate Planning

People often think that estate planning is only about deciding who gets big ticket items, such as a house, a car and a stock portfolio. However, the little items of personal property can be just as important. A typical will often goes into great deta… Read More
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David Bowie's Will

Late musician David Bowie's will was recently submitted to probate. Other than how his remains should be handled the will contains little that is unusual. As a musician and performer David Bowie was always unique. Depending on a person's po… Read More
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Michael Jackson's Estate Sued … Again

It has become an inevitability that just when you think the controversy surrounding Michael Jackson's estate has finally quieted, yet another issue appears in the news. This time it is another lawsuit filed over alleged wrongdoing of the estate&… Read More
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Jimi Hendrix's Missing Guitar

The estate of Jimi Hendrix has seen more than its fair share of legal controversies. In yet another legal battle, the estate is suing for the return of a guitar it claims was stolen. Jimi Hendrix owned a lot of guitars, but relatively few of them mad… Read More
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Debate over the Fate of Bobbi Kristina Brown

There has been much media speculation about the debate in Bobbi Kristina Brown's family over whether or not to remove her from life support. The debate has been framed as a moral and religious one, but what might really be driving it is somethin… Read More
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