Jul 11, 2023
By Andy Johnson
A decision in the Aretha Franklin will dispute could come as early as today.
More than five years after her death, Franklin’s estate is still tied up in a suburban Detroit court which will determine whether a hand written document found in a couch, or another hand written item found in her house, is Aretha’s actual will.
She died 2018 at the age of 76 without a formal type written will
Edward Franklin’s lawyer Craig Smith says a jury verdict is expected by 5 this afternoon after her two sons gave opposing opinions about the Queen of Soul’s final wishes yesterday.
Her overall assets are pegged at $4.1 million in real estate and cash.