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$80Mil and no Will? Here’s why I’m not surprised that Aretha Franklin didn’t have a will.

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We lost our beloved Aretha a week ago and, in addition to grieving the loss of the Queen of Soul, we are dumbfounded that she has a purported estate worth $80 million and no will. As an estate planning attorney, I am not surprised that Ms. Franklin did not have a will. Seventy percent of…

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Aretha Franklin left behind an $80 million fortune — Why Cash was King for The Queen of Soul

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Aretha Franklin,  the “Queen of Soul,” left behind an $80 million fortune when she died on Thursday at age 76, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Franklin, known for hits including “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” had an unusual policy when it came to her money: she often demanded to be paid in cash, as…

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