Estates gone Wrong – Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo)

Estate Mistake: Forgetting to tell your family or loved ones where your Will is(or not doing one)

Such a great Olympic Athlete, sprinter Florence (Flo Jo) Griffith Joyner died too young at age 38 in her sleep in 1998 as a result of an epileptic seizure. She was an American track and field athlete considered to be the “fastest woman of all time” based on the world records she set in 1988 for the 100m and 200m sprints. Those records still stand.

Subsequent to her death, her husband couldn’t find her original will, and was not able to file it within the 30 days required in California…As a result, lots of family issues came about between Flo Jo’s husband and her mother, as to whether or not Flo Jo had promised her Mom that she could stay in the house for the rest of her life.

The original will was never found. A judge eventually appointed a third part to administer the estate. It took over 4 years to close her estate.

Who wants to argue and grieve at the same time?
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