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Jury Verdict: Aretha Franklin’s Estate

July 13, 2023

POSTSCRIPT in The New York Times – Read Here. After less than an hour of deliberation, a six-person jury in a Pontiac, Michigan probate court determined that a document from 2014 found in a spiral notebook in the couch cushion of the late soul singer Aretha Franklin, should serve as her will. Franklin’s sons had […]

The Debate over Aretha Franklin’s Estate

July 11, 2023

A trial is set to begin this week in Pontiac, Michigan to determine which of two handwritten wills best reflects the testamentary wishes of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The singer did not leave a formal will, though she was engaged in estate planning with an attorney that was not concluded prior to her […]