Wrestler Benoit Probate

Wrestler Benoit Probate

By: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD

Beniot’s murder-suicide of his wife and son left a lot of questions. Both Benoit, and his wife had children from previous marriages, and neither of them had wills. Therefore, according to CNN, inheritance of their estate hinges on who died first. If Beniot died last, (as seems to be the case) his children will inherit the estate. If his wife died last, then her children from her first marriage stand to inherit the estate. James Brown, Anna Nicole Smith — the list goes on and on. If the rich and famous cannot seem to take care of their affairs, it’s pretty unlikely that most regular folk have done what they should either.

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