A longtime confidant of deceased country crooner Glen Campbell recently received a subpoena ordering him to come into a Davidson County Probate courtroom and testify on Feb. 20. He's slated to be asked about the country crooner's mental fitness at the time he executed his 2006 will.
Campbell's widow filed his 13-page will just days after his death from Alzheimer's Disease on Aug. 8, 2017. It reportedly cuts everyone but her and four others out from receiving any proceeds from his estate. Of those listed as beneficiaries to his estate, some appear to be related. It's believed that his estate may be worth as much as $50 million.
The singer's three adult children are reportedly asking a judge to have the singer's long term friend and publicist to come in and testify as to his testamentary capabilities dating as far back as 2002. He wasn't diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease until 2011.
They're also looking for him to supply both attorneys and the judge with any correspondence he may still have related to the handling of Campbell's estate. Other individuals that Campbell knew before his death have also been ordered to turn over any documentation in their possession related to his estate planning. It's unclear, though, how they're affiliated with him.
Apparently, there's another will that Campbell drafted in 2002 that may list his three kids as beneficiaries. It appears that, by contesting the 2006 will, it may usher in a way for the 2002 one to be reinstated.
If you're concerned about what your loved one's mental state was like when he or she signed his or her current will, then an East Brunswick probate litigation attorney can advise you of your right to contest it.
Source: The Tennessean, "Glen Campbell's publicist subpoenaed in will fight," Walter F. Roche Jr,, Jan. 22, 2018