Although broadcaster Larry King left this earth with legions of fans, his seventh wife Shawn may not be among them.
As I write this article, news is breaking that in 2019, Larry handwrote a document requesting that his children be the sole beneficiaries of his funds, removing Shawn. At the time he made this surprise decision, they were divorcing. She is now disputing what appear to be his written wishes.
Should he have told her in advance? I can’t venture to say — but I do recommend more transparency in delicate estate planning situations among my own clients.