As the court battle between Michael Jackson’s heirs and entertainment company AEG heads to the jury, the case highlights five legal challenges and complications that the estate executors have had to worry about in the last few months alone.

Many people never stop to think of how hard it is to administer the estate or trust of someone who passes away. Often, it's a thankless job filled with headaches. That's certainly been the case for the Michael Jackson Estate executors: entertainment attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain. Well, at least the headache part. Here are the top five lessons to take away.

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