Legendary singer Aretha franklin sold millions of records and amassed a fortune. The queen of soul died at the age of 76, but she left no will or trust to manage her assets which could lead to disputes among her four sons. As we’ve seen with the death of Prince, high profile probate proceedings can drag on publicly for years and lead to infighting amount family, lawyers and others.
Board certified estate lawyer, Rebecca Doane, says, “Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough, but when there’s no will or trust, it can be extremely costly, both financially and emotionally. Take the time to talk with an attorney and put a proper plan in place.”
Failing to plan could mean that your assets don’t go where you intended them to and probating an estate costs a lot more in legal expenses than it would have to create the proper documents in the first place. Peace of mind is a precious gift. Whether your goals involved estate planning, tax planning, or guardianship, the experienced attorneys at Doane & Doane can assist you every step of the way. For more information or a free consultation, call 561-656-0200.