We are ending this series of posts on a positive note about a famous person. Gene Wilder, who played the endearing role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, struggled for years with Alzheimer’s disease.
However, when Wilder died 2016, despite leaving an estate of $20 million and having been married 4 times, there have been no rumblings of family contention, will contests, or estate disputes. We can be hopeful that Gene Wilder and his family understood the potential for conflict and accordingly, established an estate and care plan to avoid it.
Possibly this positive example best highlights the importance of creating an effective estate plan for you and your family.