DGAA bLAWg

A Will and Trusts Lesson from Some of the Greatest Music Legends

Web Admin - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Illinois wills and trusts attorneysIf there is any one group of people who should have an estate plan in place, it is celebrities. Of course, like most people, celebrities become distracted with life or refuse to face the possibility of their own mortality. Should they continue to do so and pass away, their estate becomes at risk. Take, for example, the issues faced by the families of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. Both were major music icons, both died without a will in place, and both left behind a frustrating mess.

Jimi Hendrix’s Estate

When Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the entirety of his estate went to his father, Al Hendrix. When Al died in 2002, the estate then went to Al’s step-daughter, Janie Hendrix. Jimi’s brother, Leon, received nothing from the estate. Since then, the family has been in a long, grueling, and contentious family feud.

Some of the beneficiaries had asserted that Janie and Jimi had never had a close relationship and that she had no rights to the estate. There were also concerns over how she had managed the estate. At the end (2004), a judge determined that Janie had mismanaged the estate and breached her duty as a trustee. Even still, Leon received nothing more than the gold record that had been gifted to him by his father years before his death.

Bob Marley’s Estate

Bob Marley never saw himself as a “rich” man. In fact, he claimed not to have much in the way of assets during a 1979 interview with “60 Minutes.” What he failed to understand was that his legend would live on. Without rights to his image, trademark, and personality, the market would become a free-for-all. In some cases, the issue of selling merchandise would go beyond the capital money; it would be a matter of disgrace for those that loved and knew the legend best.

To stop the unabashed and insensitive manufacturing and sale of their loved one’s image, the family had to purchase rights to his image and trademark. Had Marley had the insight to understand the implications of passing away without a will, he might have better protected his family and his legacy.

Using a Will to Protect Your Legacy and Estate

Whether you have a sprawling estate worth millions, a legacy that needs to be preserved or only loved ones that you want to take care of once you are gone, draft a will. Schedule a consultation with the Long Grove wills and trusts lawyers at Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC and get started today. Call 847-934-6000.

About the Author: Attorney Jay Andrew is a founding partner of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and has been practicing in estate planning, probate, trust administration, real estate law, residential/ commercial leasing, contracts, and civil litigation. Since 2005, Jay has been a Chair of the Mock Trial Committee for the Annual Northwest Suburban Bar Association High School Mock Trial Invitation which serves over 240 local Illinois students each year.



Sources:http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/473231/the-business-of-bob-marley-billboard-cover-story
http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/07/13/hendrix/index.html?iref=newssearch
http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/latest-jimi-hendrix-family-feud-resolved-in-settlement/




Recent Posts


Tags

insurance claim Palatine corporate law attorneys Deer Park real estate law firm liability attorney fees landlord tenant law Des Plaines collections attorney Des Plaines Deer Park criminal attorney Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Illinois Sales Representative Act spinal cord injuries Illinois real estate lawyer jet ski Illinois bicycle safety Employment Discrimination Law Schaumburg traffic lawyer Des Plaines real estate attorney insurance denials Palatine construction attorney Exclusions medical marijuana overtime pay pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality unpaid overtime Des Plaines personal injury attorney Buffalo Grove real estate attorney rollover accidents GM ignition switches Illinois employment lawyer Barrington attorney BUI digital information liability claims liens Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer Illinois small business Arlington Heights accident attorney Des Plaines DUI attorney Crystal Lake traffic attorney accidental death benefits drug crime IRS Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer Illinois personal injury attorney slip and fall Barrington employment law firm Buffalo Grove law firm Long Grove estate planning attorney estate attorney Illinois home inspection Arlington Heights traffic attorney Illinois collections attorney Palatine drug lawyer Palatine law firm Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney owner responsibility rest breaks denied insurance claim modern family estate planning Illinois LLC creation medication errors vacation home Illinois insurance lawyer Illinois workers compensation lawyer living trust rent to own real estate contracts Illinois living will Illinois trusts attorney insurance adjusters jet ski accidents irrevocable trust Schaumburg employment law attorneys paid sick leave Do Not Resuscitate civil litigation attorney surgical mistakes workplace sexual harassment Des Plaines personal injury lawyers Long Grove estate planning Barrington Traffic Lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute license revocation Palatine business attorney trucking accidents Illinois insurance claim attorney employment lawyer Palatine personal injury lawyer Illinois rollover accident lawyers small business Rolling Meadows insurance attorney living wills Crystal Lake accident attorney Chicago traffic lawyer Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer truck collisions Crystal Lake employment lawyer wage theft estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Palatine employment attorney independent contractor murder defense Schaumburg elder law lawyer criminal defense license natural gas probate lawyer Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm insurance claim denial hit and run accident Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Illinois employment law firm murder charges fiduciary rule delay advance healthcare directive Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer trucking accident lawyers consent to a search child safety traffic laws Schaumburg personal injury attorney capital gains tax Schaumburg Attorney underinsured motorist taxes driving federal regulations for LLCs Illinois law denial of life insurance construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation anesthesia errors Illinois business lawyer employment law food poisoning defective products Schaumburg criminal attorney DUI defense Thanksgiving real estate leasing Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer Riverwoods estate planning lawyer business litigation Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers DUI penalities criminal law Schaumburg wrongful death attorney medical malpractice compensation Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer health insurance dispute DUI traffic deaths estate planning lawyer Des Plaines accident attorney employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Illinois mortgages DMV life insurance lawyer golf accidents revenge porn ACA Mt Prospect Attorney Rolling Meadows traffic law firm distracted driving accidents auto accidents Illinois construction accident attorney Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Illinois workplace discrimination attorney Crystal Lake law firm subcontractor Barrington boating accident attorney Crystal Lake will lawyer Fourth of July Palatine insurance lawyer medical malpractice Schaumburg car accident attorney uninsured motorist Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Chicago biking tips fatal car accidents probate senior citizens cell phone tower data Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Forcible Entry Illinois estate planning traumatic brain injuries Arlington Heights employment attorney Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Chicago attorney Inverness elder law lawyer Illinois pet lawyer Palatine employment lawyer wills and trusts traumatic brain injury Illinois Trust Code Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer license suspension clemency Self-Directed IRA Accounts Schaumburg drug defense lawyer Illinois corporate lawyer Mount Prospect elder law attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer insurance agents drunk driving statistics Barrington real estate lawyer drug possession estate planning attorney Kenilworth estate planning lawyer pet law Deer Park accident attorney Rolling Meadows appealing an insurance claim Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Des Plaines insurance attorney Illinois workplace lawyer Colin Gilbert Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney automated cars Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Barrington litigation attorney Detainer Actions Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Palatine civil attorney IRELA insurance claim dispute attorney reckless homicide Chicago estate planning lawyer wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Rolling Meadows criminal attorney pain and suffering employee rights Arlington Heights estate planning attorney TBI Inverness DUI lawyer wrongful death Crystal Lake business law attorneys Palatine injury attorney Palatine civil litigation lawyer Illinois employment law attorney car crash Des Plaines tax law firm Palatine real estate lawyer Palatine traffic lawyer Chicago corporate attorney right to work Joliet general practice lawyers Illinois injury lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Jay Andrew Landlord Tenant Ordinance landlord drug crimes lawyer DUI attorney criminal record DGAA college kids real estate lawyer Class A misdemeanor Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Palatine probate lawyer Illinois DUI attorney Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Palatine workers compensation lawyer Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers creditors Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys digital evidence personal injury claim no contest clauses llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association Schaumburg probate attorney caretaker rights DNR Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act probate process meal breaks Chicago car accident lawyer trench injuries Barrington workers compensation attorney Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer drug crimes Illinois driving without license ObamaCare Fair Labor Standards Act Inverness accident lawyer Deer Park personal injury lawyer controlled substance FSLA car crashes Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Palatine elder law attorney low-ball insurance settlement tax attorney Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers healthcare claims South Barrington real estate lawyer Crystal Lake employment law attorney dram shop law unfunded trust rumble strips Illinois traffic ticket lawyer hands free device slip and fall accidents Schaumburg employment attorney marijuana Barrington estate planning lawyer traffic accidents personal injury accidents Illinois boating accident lawyer estate plan boating under the influence Rolling Meadows employment attorney bad faith insurance claims cell phone Inverness traffic law firm Schaumburg real estate lawyer Illinois Probate Act of 1975 Deer Park traffic accident attorney Illinois speeding lawyer life insurance policy digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer drunk driving problem employees crossover accidents Deer Park medical malpractice attorney Illinois defective products attorney employment attorney Illinois personal injury Illinois medical malpractice attorney Arlington Heights car crash attorneys CAM Home Remodeling Repair Act Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Illinois insurance disputes probate fees Crystal Lake injury attorney estate tax civil litigation insurance agent negligence loopholes Arlington Heights insurance attorney Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer vacation home fines Chicago insurance claim attorneys Inverness civil lawyer traffic tickets blood alcohol content Inverness personal injury attorney Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer Des Plaines claims law firm Barrington personal injury lawyer condo loss of consortium Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer workers compensation holiday statistics traffic violations Affordable Care Act new real estate form workers compensation benefits Barrington personal injury attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Illinois estate planning law firm minimum wage financial advisors boating accidents Illinois medical malpractice case construction accidents premises liability coronavirus severance agreements pay when paid contract Palatine corporate attorney Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Barrington injury attorney contracts foreclosure swimming pools Barrington criminal defense lawyer Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Crystal Lake insurance lawyer car crash injuries bicycle accidents real estate closing personal injury attorney traffic crimes Des Plaines criminal attorney Arlington Heights TBI attorney motorcycle accident lawyer Long Grove real estate attorney social media after death Illinois trucking safety Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer eluding a police officer trust payments speeding installment contracts Illinois Human Rights Act Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Palatine criminal defense lawyer home inspection lawyer real estate Barrington criminal lawyer Illinois tax attorney commercial leases traffic violations defense real estate zoning Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney bike accident Rolling Meadows employment law attorney boating DUI Illinois employment law attorneys PTSD Inverness estate planning lawyer living trust vs will Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Illinois traffic accident lawyer Illinois will lawyer Illinois employment law fault based insurance Illinois employment laws Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys insurance claims Rolling Meadows real estate attorney pregnant women healthcare commercial real estate gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Arlington Heights tax lawyer wrongful termination distracted driving accident victims Palatine estate planning lawyer Schaumburg civil litigation attorney bicycle dooring accidents Illinois personal injury lawyer Illinois insurance attorney pedestrian accident sole proprietorship employment law, Illinois employment laws Buffalo Grove employment lawyer Schaumburg injury lawyer federal crimes Super Mario caregiver pedestrian-automobile accident Illinois workers compensation attorney personal injury Illinois job attorney Rolling Meadows traffic attorney drugs Illinois lawyer privacy Palatine traffic accidents fiduciary rule preventing accidents medical malpractice claims estate planning Schaumburg construction accident lawyer insurance attorney internet Rolling Meadows probate lawyer dealing with problem employees Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers insurance claim dispute car accident Illinois jet ski accident lawyer Chicago employment lawyer motorcycle accident forming a corporation in Illinois Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer unpaid assessment Palatine punch death Arlington Heights injury attorney Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Schaumburg criminal law attorney product liability Deer Park employment law attorney employees Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney murder mass shooting medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Arlington Heights criminal lawyer pedestrian accidents car accident lawyer LLCs field sobriety test Inverness corporate attorney Family Medical Leave Act Illinois wills and trusts cell phone accidents criminal comparative negligence ken apicella power of attorney residential real estate Illinois employment attorneys overtime violations homestead rights Illinois wills and trusts attorneys insurance claim delay insurance dispute whistleblower protections Illinois real estate sexual harassment real estate contract trusts Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney deed transfer Illinois criminal defense attorney Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act FMLA Retaliatory Discharge IRA benefits natural gas explosion insurance disputes BAC Barrington employment law attorney Colin H. Gilbert Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer compensatory time insurance claim denials Inverness injury lawyer Inverness probate lawyer Legal Info Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Long Grove real estate lawyer Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer trustee Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Schaumburg insurance lawyers trauma after an accident insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Palatine trusts lawyer car collision Rolling Meadows business lawyer personal injury law firm Liquor Control Act traffic offenses involuntary manslaughter Schaumburg personal injury lawyers South Barrington real estate attorney elder law Palatine Attorney Illinois probate lawyer personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys Illinois estate planning attorney estate planning for college students Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Inverness real estate lawyer suspended license Schaumburg dynasty trusts foreclosed rental property texting and driving Attorney Ken Apicella Des Plaines civil attorney changes to mortgage law special needs trust Crystal Lake car accident attorney Rolling Meadows Attorney gift taxes Chicago lawyer Illinois medical malpractice claim dog bites underage DUI spinal cord injury digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Home Sale Contingencies Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Policy Cancellation Chicago will attorney disability benefits Barrington civil litigation attorney Barrington estate planning attorney Schaumburg estate attorney estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers car accidents Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Chicago trucking accident attorney employee discrimination Deer Park traffic lawyer condo association Illinois car accident attorney Des Plaines real estate lawyer employee misclassification institutional trustee comp time Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer mortgage Deer Park DUI lawyer insurance denial appeals Whistleblower Claims Chicago employment attorney living trust benefits breathalyzer test real estate attorneys probate claims process Schaumburg corporate attorney Illinois Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer power of attorney for healthcare texting while driving POA Arlington Heights trucking lawyer products liability Illinois traffic laws Illinois traffic attorney Palatine employment law lawyer Inverness real estate attorney Illinois employee rights attorney. medical research breach of contract Chicago insurance law firm Transfer on Death Instrument Illinois elder law attorney denied insurance claims Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act employment contract Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Crystal Lake employment attorney blended families Long Grove estate planning attorneys Illinois Smoke Detector Act probate claims construction contracts Buffalo Grove traffic attorney deadly crashes agent Des Plaines pet law attorney head on collisions startup company corporate law Crystal Lake car accident lawyer Chicago estate planning underfunded trust Kenilworth estate planning attorney wills guardianship attorney Illinois registered agent first degree murder personal injury lawyer Barrington drug crime attorney Illinois attorney license reinstatement Schaumburg estate planning attorney Inverness insurance attorney Des Plaines injury law firm marijuana crimes attorney employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, digital assets IRA trust transfer in terrorem provision pizza emoji elder abuse nursing home negligence manufacturing brain injury Des Plaines personal injury lawyer civil rights violation sexual images BAIID Buffalo Grove probate lawyer insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Arlington Heights lawyer investment property estate planning trusts Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Illinois insurance claims lawyers defective products lawyer filing a medical malpractice claim Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Rolling Meadows tax attorney job lawyers work unions workers comp Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer car accident lawyers Illinois traffic attorneys insurance negligence Illinois personal injury lawyers commercial leasing Des Plaines drug lawyer Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer life insurance unauthorized overtime Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Arlington Heights Attorney Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer Illinois business law atorneys privacy laws income distribution deducation expungement rollover car crashes preventable medical errors School Visitation Rights Act Illinois pedestrian accident attorney operating agreements personal injury claims Barrington employment attorney pet bites hiring employees Crystal Lake tax lawyer icy parking lots Barrington business law firm Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney real estate attorney Illinois red light cameras Illinois civil litigation lawyer Illinois wrongful termination lawyer insurance dispute attorney Crystal Lake pet attorney back injuries life insurance claims

Archive