Jimi Hendrix died more than 45 years ago on the 18th of September 1970 at the age of 27. Hendrix died without writing a Will. Unfortunately, this has resulted in numerous family squabbles over the years. He left behind two children out of wedlock, his father, his brother,
and a girlfriend with whom he had been cohabiting with at the time of his death, and a second woman who claimed to be his fiancée.
Jimi Hendrix's father, Al Hendrix legally denied Jimi's children from making any claims on the estate and became the sole heir to this vast estate.
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The family have spent millions of dollars fighting over the estate of Jimi Hendrix. This sum would have been considerably less, perhaps only a few thousand dollars, if Jimi had prepared his Will when he was still alive.
By writing a Will, you have the opportunity to choose your beneficiaries. In the case of Jimi Hendrix, family from his mother's side did not receive a penny from his estate. Jimi had been close to his mother's side of his family and if only he had written a Will, they would have perhaps been beneficiaries to his estate.
In Jimi Hendrix's case it has never been more apparent that everyone should have a Will. This is particularly true if you own property, are married, have entered a civil partnership or have a long-term partner. It also applies if you have children or other dependants, or if you wish to leave something to someone who is not a close family member.
It is a common belief that, if you are married or in a civil partnership, your spouse or civil partner will automatically inherit everything you own when you die. In fact, the law sets out rules that determine how your assets are to be divided if you should die without leaving a Will.
The rules are intended to be fair, but they may not suit you. For example, if your spouse or civil partner and children survive you, your assets will be divided among them in fixed proportions that may not suit your family.
Our trained consultants can discuss your current circumstances and recommend the products that will provide the correct protection for you, your family and your assets. For peace of mind contact the Will Associates today and Get your free information pack or call us on 0800 8477 212 to arrange a free appointment with one of our trained consultants, at a time convenient to you and your family in the comfort of your own home.