Friday, January 19, 2007

Can I Get a Witness!?

Hey lawschoolers!

Heads up on a potential Wills and Trusts Exam Question:


South Carolina-Soul legend James Brown's will names six children but does not name the 5-year-old child of Brown and his partner, Tomi Rae Hynie, a former back-up singer for Brown.

The will was filed Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press.

The will begins, "I, James Brown, also known as `The Godfather of Soul' ... have six living children."

James Brown's will, filed in court, omits partner and young son (from FindLaw)

2 comments:

The Girl Who said...

I thought you were having me on with the "I, James Brown, AKA the Godfather of Soul" bit.

I'm down with Brown.. but good God Almighty. I can't imagine what he's requested to be carved into his tombstone. If they ever get that fucker buried, that is.

the default attorney said...

I guess if you want your legacy to be the godfather of soul, your will is good place to put it. Or maybe he just wanted to make sure that all knew which James Brown he was...you know..as opposed to the NFL guy on Fox.

I think his tombstone should read, "Hu...ah...good god."