Sometimes the very public lives (and deaths) of famous people can give us some insight into elder law issues. Take, for instance, the Larry King estate.

Larry King died on January 23, 2021, after a bout of COVID-19 — though his cause of death was listed as sepsis as a result of kidney and respiratory failures. He was 87.

What caught our attention, though, was that he handwrote his will — what the law calls a “holographic” will. We also were struck by media reports that his estate was worth $2 million, though we immediately suspected that his net worth was considerably higher.

Does the Larry King estate provide any information that might help less-famous people complete their own planning? Yes, we think it does. Join us for this week’s Elder Law Issues podcast as we discuss holographic wills,  non-probate assets — and Larry King.

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