As recently stated in the New York Post, will contests can take years. Singer and actor James Brown's old record producer Jacque Hollander is attempting to have a federal court to stop a settlement agreement reached, after three years of litigation, that gives James Brown's children a share of a fortune estimated at some $100 million, including royalties and marketing rights. Brown's original will acknowledged his six children (there are claims that there are more), but the will but left them only personal and household effects.
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