Regardless of the size of your estate, chances are that you have an idea of what you want to happen to it after your death. Having a will or a trust set up is a good way to ensure that your chosen heirs receive whatever you intend for them. However, even these arrangements can be called into question, and will contests are not uncommon in California.
It is hard to judge someone's decisions when they are no longer around, so these disputes can often be difficult to settle. For the family of recently deceased Hollywood star Mickey Rooney, the matter of inheritance is currently a point of contention. The 93-year-old actor disinherited his eight biological children, leaving his entire estate to his stepson.