Eleven long-running celebrity estate battles: a morbid look or a timely reminder?

recent post on Wealth Management.com gives us a look at “eleven long-running celebrity estate battles.”  Each of us should hope to die without creating disputes or unintentionally allowing disputes to occur.  Effective planning can avoid such disputes.  It is true that probate litigators in many states file cases because they can recover their fees from a trust at issue.  Further, when significant assets are at stake, humans will devour each other.  Rather than letting the article become a morbid reminder, let it be a timely reminder to complete our planning to avoid disputes when we are gone.