By all accounts, actor Gary Coleman had a difficult life after his days as the childhood star of “Diff'rent Strokes.” So, perhaps it’s no surprise that his estate has been filled with difficulties, too. But at least he left behind a couple good lessons that you can share with your clients who haven’t properly done their estate planning.

Coleman was estranged from his parents and died – nearly broke – at the age of 42.  While he was married at one time, he said in a TV interview that he remained a virgin, even after his marriage. So what kind of marriage was it?

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