Actress Brittany Murphy was best known for movies such as “Clueless”, “8 Mile” and “Just Married”. She had been the voice of Luanne on the cartoon “King of the Hill” for many years. Sadly, she has passed away from natural causes at the young age of 32. She is survived by her husband and mother.
Brittany Murphy’s untimely passing has left questions about what will happen to her estate, which includes the house she was living in with her husband, Simon Monjack, and her mother Sharon. Murphy had executed a will prior to her 2007 marriage to Monjack. That will left her entire estate to her mother. While wills can be amended after they are executed, it is unclear if Murphy ever updated hers after the marriage. If an updated version cannot be located, the estate will go to her mother and her husband may stand to receive nothing.
Let this unfortunate event be a lesson to us all. Everyone should have a will, no matter the size of their estate or assets. Once a will is in place, it should be kept current after major life changes such as marriage or the birth of a child. Having a will or trust in place will give your loved ones peaces of mind during a difficult situation. It will also ensure that your last wishes are being followed and that your loved ones are taken care of.
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