Maradona's messy inheritance...

Maradona's messy inheritance...

Maradona’s messy inheritance…

by | Inheritance

Whether you are a football fan or not, the name Diego Maradona may still ring a bell.  The 60 year old Argentine footballing legend died in December 2020.  He lived a complicated and troubled life, well documented in the world’s press, and his legacy is no different.

As yet, no will has been found.  The law of Argentine will dictate how his legacy is distributed.

The most troubling issue for the administrators is who exactly are his heirs?  Maradona’s family was huge and diverse.  He is known to have fathered at least eight children from ongoing relationships with six different women.  His children can expect to receive a share of his estate under intestacy law.

But how many will there be?  It was often joked he could field his own football team.  There have already been court room dramas to establish paternity and more can be expected.  With so many families involved, disputes and DNA tests are expected, in true Latin American soap opera style.

What everyone wants to ask, is what was one of the worlds most famous footballers worth?  Argentine newspapers have quoted figures of between $75m and $100m.  Celebrity Net Worth puts the value of his estate at $500,000 at the time of his death.  The website makes net-worth estimates are based on “financial analysis, market research, and inside sources”.  For a glittering career, this may seem a low amount and he still owed Italy over $48m in tax when he died…

The Argentine court proceedings will decide the winners and losers in this inheritance battle in 2021.

If you want to avoid protracted court battles to distribute your estate, a simple will is all that is required to ensure the people you intend inherit.  Don’t leave it to ‘the hand of God’, contact Wills Worldwide now to sign your will.

 

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