Weeks after the passing of talk-show host Larry King, his estate remains in limbo as reports surfaced of a hand-written will from 2019 that excluded his wife of 22 years, Shawn Southwick King. While in the process of divorcing his seventh wife, King created a new will following the initial filing that left his $2 million estate to his five children, two of whom died last year. The divorce was not finalized before King’s death in January 2021.
Southwick King claims the will the two drew up in 2015, during their 22 years of marriage, remains valid, which lists her as executor for the estate. However, the new will has no named executor. According to claims by Southwick King, King’s eldest son, Larry King Jr., received $266,000 in a separate account from his father that she did not approve. He also filed an ex parte application in California last week to serve as the special administrator. The sides are due to meet again in court next week.
Between taxes, financial planning, and dividing assets, there is a lot to decide. Let the legal team at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC help with the process of drawing up documents and establishing an executor. We can help you and your loved ones obtain peace of mind. Call 443-589-0150 or contact us online to get started. Located in Hunt Valley and Towson, Maryland, we serve clients throughout the state.