Glen Campbell estate facing claim for $500,000 for care provided
A recent story online outlines one of the latest developments in the estate of country Hall of Fame singer Glen Campbell. He was a singer and guitarist who had many hit songs in the 1960s and 1970s. He sold over 40 million records over his career. Glen Campbell passed away on August 8, 2017 at the age of 81.His widow, Kimberly Campbell is making a claim against her late husband’s estate for expenses incurred while caring for him during his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She is seeking over $500,000 for various charges dating back to January of 2016. Some of these include medical and caregiver expenses, the cost of the installation of a security fence around Campbell’s home, legal costs, and assisted living charges. Kimberly Campbell is the estate trustee of two Campbell trusts. Another earlier story online reported that Glen Campbell’s estate includes a stake in the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The estate is in the middle of a dispute as three of Glen Campbell’s eight children were excluded from his Will. Glen Campbell was married four times. His children, William, Wesley, and Kelli Campbell have filed a formal protest to the will filed by Kimberly Campbell.
The estate may heading for a lengthy legal battle
The will disinheriting three of the eight children is dated September 1, 2006 as outlined in an earlier story. It names Kimberly Campbell as executor. Additionally, the estate is estimated to be worth somewhere around $50 million. Some recent estimates suggest this figure may be significantly lower.
Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. The battle with respect to the will is ongoing. It is unclear if testamentary capacity is being challenged, and also why three of the eight children were disinherited.
The estates of many celebrities and musicians become involved in messy legal battles after death. The potentially vast size of the Glen Campbell estate makes it likely that any litigation will take a long time to resolve. Consequently, the parties will probably incur significant legal fees. Furthermore, the potential for future earnings by the estate makes it likely that the parties will become entrenched in their positions. The amount of money earned by a musician’s estate as a result of future earnings may actually increase over time.
This story will be interesting to follow.
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