Chaos and Disorder

Today we focus on the estate of the recently deceased musical artist Prince, who by all appearances has died without a Will. This creates tremendous uncertainty about who will inherit and manage his vast estate, including a possible vault of unreleased music. It has...

Superstitious Cubist

Pablo Picasso died in 1973 at age 91, leaving behind an estimated $250,000,000 in assets that included artwork, five homes, cash, gold and bonds. Because Picasso died intestate and left no Last Will, it took 6 years to settle his estate at a cost of $30 million. His...

Papa Knew Best – or did he?

Apropos of his writing style, Ernest Hemingway’s Last Will was one page long, clean and concise. Leaving everything to his (fourth) wife following his suicide, his Will provided: “I have intentionally omitted to provide for my children…as I repose complete confidence...

Famous Last Wills

Follow us over the coming weeks as we recount the Last Wills of famous individuals, catching a glimpse of what was important to them. We begin with Orson Welles, the great American actor, director and producer. He left most of his estate to a Yugoslavian actress whom...