What do Abraham Lincoln, Jimi Hendrix and Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono have in common?

//What do Abraham Lincoln, Jimi Hendrix and Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono have in common?

What do Abraham Lincoln, Jimi Hendrix and Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono have in common?

By Melissa Havermann – Intern

You are probably thinking, not much. They do in fact have one important fact in common. They all died intestate, which means, without a will.

The reason it is so important to plan ahead is for example, Jimi Hendrix estate. The battle over his estate lasted for over 30 years. To complicate matters, being a musician he still continued to collect money even after his death. In the case of Sonny Bono’s tragic ski accident, he also had no will. It was a battle between the current wife and ex-wife Cher over his estate. Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer, however, he was the first president to be assassinated and to die intestate.

There are several other famous people to die intestate and it causes a headache for the families. It does not matter if you are famous or not, having a will is an important document to have in place. It is a simple process and it saves your family a lot of money and headaches. As illustrated in the examples above, you’re never too young, smart or powerful to have a will.

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