Intentions of Whitney Houston Likely to Fail

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the child of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been removed from a ventilator, remains in a coma and continues to show no signs of improvement. The Houston and Brown families have been at odds regarding whether to continue medical treatment. To make these medical decisions even more difficult, Bobbi Kristina did not execute a Health Care Power of Attorney. So will the intentions of Whitney Houston likely to Fail?

When Whitney Houston died in 2012, Bobbi Kristina inherited all of her mother’s estate which was worth an estimated $20 million dollars. Whitney’s will provided that if she was not survived by her child, the estate would then be distributed equally among her parents, siblings and Bobby Brown. However, because Bobbi survived her mother the estate went to her. If Bobbi has no will of her own, in the event of her death everything will be distributed to her father, Bobby Brown.

Careful estate planning could have accomplished Whitney’s goals and avoided a result she apparently would not have wanted. Even if your estate is not worth $20 million, these types of problems can easily arise.

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