Michael Jackson may have written two different wills, it has been suggested, something that may lead to a protracted legal battle.
It has been rumoured that the singer, who died of a heart attack at the age of 50 last week, had put his signature to two such documents, opening up the prospect of a major row over his inheritance.
The situation may be further complicated by the debts he may have had.
Jackson had been about to embark on a lucrative series of 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena, which could have substantially reduced these.
Those keen to ensure that they do not leave any uncertainties about where their assets will go when they die may write a DIY will.
Recent cases of people changing their wills included that of Ronald Darwin, who altered his wishes before his death last year to ensure son John was disinherited following his infamous faked canoe death insurance scam.
Written by Christopher Evans
Published on: June 29, 2009