A FAMILY WAR MAY HAVE ERUPTED
John Singleton had a plan in place for his death because we have learned that he left a will. John’s mother, Sheila Ward, is in possession of the will and it will soon be filed with the probate court. Sheila handled all of John’s business affairs, which includes the last will and testament.
Cleopatra, John’s daughter, launched her attack after Sheila filed legal docs last week to get a temporary conservatorship while John was unable to make decisions. The legal fight ended when John died.
If the 51-year-old, famed director had died without a will, Sheila would get nothing from his reported $35 million estate, because under California law the assets would be divided equally among his 7 children. But, since there’s a will, John decides who gets what, and who gets nothing.
It’s unclear when John signed the will, but it’s not out of the question someone might try and mount a challenge that the will should be invalid because of undue influence or mental incapacity.