Validity Of Michael Jackson’s Will Questioned By Some Family Members

Los Angeles, CA — Michael Jackson’s youngest brother and three of his siblings have called Michael Jackson’s will a fake.  Randy Jackson wrote a letter to the Jackson estate executors, asking them to resign.  The one thing he hasn’t done is challenge the will in court.  The only people who received money in Michael’s will were his mother and his three children — Prince, 15; Paris, 14; and Blanket, 10.  Experts say even if the will was invalid, there would be no change in how the money has been distributed. California law requires the estate to benefit the children.  The will signed in 2002 is a five-page document and many provisions are set out in a trust.  The will was signed on July 7, 2002 in Los Angeles with the signatures of three witnesses.  The problem is there is proof that Michael Jackson was in New York on that day and not in Los Angeles.   Any challenge to the will should have been filed within four months of it being accepted into probate.  That occurred in November of 2009.  If you have a significant amount of wealth, it is important that you prepare a will or trust, so your estate is distributed the way you want after your death.  Contact a Los Angeles estate planning attorney to draw up your will.