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Disputes over will raised by disinherited kids

| Sep 16, 2018 | Inheritance Disputes |

People in Washington State who get remarried may have been told that having very clear estate plans is important yet some still choose to avoid making these plans. Even in the happiest of blended families, troubles can brew between the biological children of a deceased person and the surviving spouse. One current example of this can be seen in the case of a country music legend who died in the summer of 2018.

As explained by Taste of Country, three adult children of the late Glen Campbell are today asserting that the will his widow has brought forth is invalid. The singer had a total of eight children from his four marriages and it is the three children from his second wife who have raised the dispute and indicated their wish to contest the will. The deceased singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease many years before his death and the three siblings have said that the singer would have been incompetent to legally sign the will provided by the man’s widow. It is not known when that will was dated.

In the will from the widow, the three adult children contesting it have all been disinherited. No details have been provided as to whether or not the children from the man’s first or third marriages were also left out of the will.

Originally a court gave the siblings only three days to provide information supporting their contest but now more time has been granted. The singer’s business manager is also said to have been ordered to provide accountings of financial transactions since the man’s death.