Certainly, with everything at stake and so much uncertainly, there is little question that fighting will erupt at some point. That is sadly the case when people do not take the proper steps to complete their estate planning and update it with important life events like divorces. Using shortcuts like letters usually do not work, and often cause more problems than they avoid. Further, when it is clear that a marriage is over, the documents should be updated with the help of an experienced attorney even before the divorce is final.
We’ll keep an eye on Jenni Rivera’s Estate to see what turmoil does develop, and whether Rivera had proper estate planning in place to protect her heirs. In the meantime, you can share this story with your clients to help remind them of the importance of proper estate planning.
By Danielle and Andy Mayoras, co-authors of Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!, husband-and-wife legacy expert attorneys, and hosts of the national television special, Trial & Heirs: Protect Your Family Fortune! For the latest celebrity and high-profile cases, with tips to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your clients, click here to subscribe to The Trial & Heirs Update. You can “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter