When the death of a loved one occurs and there are no clear instructions left for estate administration or burial, loved ones can be left unsure of what the deceased's wishes were. Sometimes, even when a will is in place before the death, the family of the deceased can contest it. This can leave the estate in legal limbo while a judge decides the case. Estate administration can be quite tricky under certain circumstances.
The estate of former Michigan resident Jack Kevorkian recently settled with a museum over the ownership of artwork painted by notorious doctor. Having a trustworthy executor who can solve legal disputes such as these during estate administration is important.
Michigan residents may have heard that iconic television star Sherman Hemsley, star of "The Jeffersons" passed away several weeks back. And as is rather common when a celebrity dies, long lost relatives pop up to contest the will and delay probate for whatever reasons. Such is the case with Sherman Hemsley, whose body will be kept on ice until a local probate court can rule on his will, which is being contested by a man who claims to be Hemsley's brother.