I previously noted that Glen Campbell’s 3 children from his second marriage were contesting his will which he signed in 2006. The will omitted them, likely due to their supporting their mother during her divorce from Campbell and later suing him over the publishing rights she received in the settlement. His 2001 will also omitted them. The children recently dropped their lawsuit.
A few points:
1. The lawsuit would have been difficult to win because Campbell made both wills long before he went public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
2. Campbell’s estate was recently valued at $1.2 million which is way less than the original estimate of $50 million.
3. If the omitted children were successful in challenging Campbell’s estate plan, they would have inherited $100K each tops.
4. The money for recording artists is in the writing and publishing not the performing. Campbell generally performed songs written by others.
5. Three divorces, 8 children, and years of cocaine use are never conducive to accumulating wealth.
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