Michael Jackson's last will and testament has reportedly been produced by entertainment lawyer John Branca, who worked for the star.
The document - dated July 2002 - names the attorney and music executive John McClain as executors and leaves his entire estate for his mother to hold in trust for his children.
It is now being validated on behalf of Michael's parents Katherine and Joe Jackson and those keen to ensure that they do not leave any uncertainties about where their assets will go when they die should write a will.
Sources have reported that 79-year-old Mrs Jackson - who has been temporarily granted custody of the performer's three children - is named as guardian and his assets are to be placed in a fund called the Michael Jackson Family Trust.
Analysts have pointed out that the singer's father, with whom he had a notoriously difficult relationship, does not appear to be named in the will.
The King of Pop and creator of the world's best-selling album of all time (Thriller) died of a heart attack last week at home in Bel Air and his funeral will take place at his Neverland ranch this weekend.
Written by Christopher Evans
Published on: July 1, 2009