Here's What Celebrity Estate Wars Can Teach You About Planning A Wealth Transfer

Jerry Garcia

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Philanthropist Brooke Astor. The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia.There are a few celebrities who, in death, at least in certain circles, have become as known for the litigation over their estates as for how they lived their lives.

While the dollars are mind-boggling in these cases, anyone thinking about wealth transfer faces the same issues: dysfunctional families, potentially unequal positions in the family business, perhaps multiple marriages with kids from each.

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