Estate planning is an important task that really needs to be taken seriously. If care is not taken, disputes can arise between family members, strangers can make claims to your estate, and your funeral can be delayed.
If you're famous, these issues are often exacerbated because more people could claim to be related to you. This unfortunate issue has befallen Sherman Hemsley, best known as George Jefferson from "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons." Hemsley's will states that his estate is to go to his longtime partner Flora Enchinton. However, a Philadelphia man, Richard Thornton, disputes Hemsley's will, claiming it was not written or signed by him, according to KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, where Helmsley lived for the past decade.
As the dispute goes on, Hemsley's body languishes at an El Paso funeral home. How can Thornton dispute Hemsley's will?