Aretha Franklin Did Not Have a Will

The late singer Aretha Franklin died last Thursday at her home in Detroit, Michigan. She is survived by her four sons, Clarence Franklin, 63, Edward Franklin, 61, Ted White Jr, 54, and Kecalf Cunningham, 48, as well as four grandchildren. The diva also passed away intestate (without a will) which means that the singer’s estimated $80 million fortune will be tied up in the court system for quite a while.Aretha Franklin Did Not Have a Will

In light of Aretha Franklin’s wealth and her family’s circumstances, the fact that she died without a will is surprising. Her oldest son, Clarence, is special needs and will require specialized support for the rest of his life, and there were no guidelines to stipulate how this will be accomplished. Aretha was ill for several years, but apparently did not see the end coming … or possibly a will was low on the priority list.

Written by Legacy Planning Law Group

Legacy Planning Law Group is dedicated to working with individuals and families to help protect the assets they have built throughout their life, and make everything simpler for families who have lost a loved one. We help thoughtful people achieve the peace of mind that comes with planning their personal legacy and passing on family harmony.

Written by Legacy Planning Law Group

Legacy Planning Law Group is dedicated to working with individuals and families to help protect the assets they have built throughout their life, and make everything simpler for families who have lost a loved one. We help thoughtful people achieve the peace of mind that comes with planning their personal legacy and passing on family harmony.