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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Whitney Houston’s Will Could Have Provided Daughter With More Protection

BrownI have previously discussed the passing of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late musician Whitney Houston.  Some estate planning attorneys are now putting forward the argument that Whitney Houston’s Will could have provided her daughter with more protection.  Whitney Houston’s Will was 19 years old when the 48 year old musician passed away in 2012.  Estate planners argue that the singer’s Will should have specifically mentioned Bobbi Kristina Brown instead of leaving money to a trust to benefit “any children.”  A revocable living trust could have provided more control over how the estate could have been distributed to Kristina Brown. 

See Liz Skinner, Could Bobbi Kristina Brown have been better protected by Whitney Houston’s estate?, Investment News, July 28, 2015. 

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