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

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Maradona's unknown children in battle over his millions

MaradonaDiego Maradona, Argentinian footballer, died last month was known for his complicated love life. The rumor mill contends that he slept with 8,000 women. Maradona's estate could possibly be up to $40 million and includes a Rolls Royce and the rights to some very profitable merchandising contracts. 

However, Maradona's relatives are beginning to realize that there may be a number of people fighting for the inheritance. 

Prior to his death, Maradona's lawyers acknowledged that he was the father of five children (four in Argentina and one in Italy. All of the children have made a claim in the the Buenos Aires courts. 

Since Maradona did not leave a will, there have been at least six others who say they are his children and have attempted to claim a share of the inheritance. 

Others trying to get involved include, three ex-lovers, four sisters, fellow players, past managers and business partners, and more. 

Maradona's former lawyer, Mauricio Dalessandro stated, "Those who have claims must present their case because the court has DNA and is charged with verifying (the claims) of any children and seeking proof of their claims,” he added. “They must present themselves quickly."

Also, with many of Maradona's assets scattered across this world, the fight won't be easy and locating assets will only be half the problem. 

See Colin Freeman, Maradona's unknown children in battle over his millions, Yahoo News, December 12, 2020

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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