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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Terms of Michael Jackson's Alleged Will Revealed

Jackson_MichealHere is some of the most currently reported information about Michael Jackson's alleged will:

  • Prepared in 2002.

  • Drafted by John Branca (an entertainment lawyer who Michael hired from 1980 to 2006 and rehired again earlier this month).

  • Primary beneficiaries are his mother (Katherine) and his three children.

  • A portion of his estate will also pass to various charities.

  • His father, Joe Jackson, is not named as a beneficiary.

  • The named executors are John Branca and John McClain.

  • The will may be filed as early as July 2, 2009.

See Nick Allen, Michael Jackson's father Joe 'not named in will', Telegraph.co.uk, June 30, 2009 and Ethan Smith, Jackson Will From 2002 In Spotlight, Wall St. J., June 30, 2009.

Special thanks to the legion of faithful readers who are keeping me posted on the developments of this case which will provide us with months and perhaps years of "enjoyment."


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