When Robin Williams died last year, he left a meticulously wrote and detailed will to distribute his belongings, ranging from his mansion, jewelry to other personal items. Despite his will, only after four months since the actor’s death, his children and fourth wife started a legal battle over the items that were not mentioned in his will.

The fight, which was motivated by increasing popularity over celebrity memorabilia and its potential for financial gains through auctions, shows even well and carefully written estate planning cannot prevent family feud after the person’s death.

For more see, Robin Williams’ Family Is Like Yours, Slate Magazine.

Posted by Jin Keol Park, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal