Inheritance Cases

Your family doesn’t have to be wealthy to get mired in a conflict over inheritance. Read true stories of heirs battling it out in our Inheritance Cases section.

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Along with baseball and apple pie, passing down extreme wealth from one generation to the next is a cherished American tradition. So when the occasional high-profile beneficiary is left out in the cold, the public is naturally eager for details. more...

Jimi Hendrix discovered his gift on a $5 acoustic guitar when he was thirteen years old, and despite a lack of formal training and releasing just three albums during his lifetime, he remains one of the most influential musicians of all time. His legendary genius continues through each generation who discovers him. But he also has another, less admirable legacy—a decidedly legal one. more...

Even the cancer that was overtaking his body could not convince reggae pioneer Bob Marley to write a will. Marley's Rastafarian faith prohibited a belief in death. Creating a last will and testament simply wasn't an option. Marley's concern for his wife and children drove him to ask his attorney about the consequences of dying without a will. He was told, essentially, that "everything's gonna be all right." No will, no cry? Quite the contrary. more...

Ah the rich and famous. They seem to have it all and more. more...