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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The King Estate Battle

Bernice kingAs I have previously discussed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died intestate, leaving less than $30,000 in his estate. Despite the size, Bernice King is facing a legal battle involving her father's estate. Recently, she released a statement hoping that the assets in the estate remain in the family. Bernice is fighting with her siblings who want to sell King's assets to the highest bidder. Opposed to the idea, Bernice was quoted in part saying, "Though I am unsettled at the prospect of losing these treasures, I am steadfast in my strength to protect them. I continue to pray for my brothers, especially that they will recognize that no amount of money can compensate for the priceless inheritance we received from our parents and our responsibility to advancing their legacies." 

See Myfoxatlanta Staff, Dr.Bernice King 'Utterly Ashamed'By Sibling Legal Battle, Releases Statement, My Fox Atlanta, Feb. 4, 2013.

 

 

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