What Can We Learn From Joan Rivers?

When legendary Joan Rivers died in 2014, she left her daughter Melissa a gorgeous estate plan, complete with a proper trust, living will and healthcare proxy. Joan’s detailed and meticulously prepared estate plan allowed Melissa to make difficult decisions as to Joan’s end of life wishes as well as inherit the majority of her mother’s fortune (estimated at $290M) without so much as a probate. The plan was so detailed, it included specific instructions for the care of her dogs, as well as the funds needed to provide that care. Amazing!

More than a legendary comedian, Joan Rivers was also a smart businesswoman who built a fortune over her lifetime. She was able to leave a great legacy to her family beyond the inheritance, she has left them the gift of clarity and simplicity in dealing with her estate, thanks to her (and her attorney’s) thoughtful estate planning.

And we learn that we can learn what not to do as well as what to do ? from these celebrities. Sometimes they get it right.

Portrait of Odelia Goldberg, Esq.

With over 50 years of combined experience, our probate, estate planning, real estate, elder law and asset protection attorneys provide peace of mind for our clients throughout South Florida.

Florida Bar Logo Broward County Bar Logo NYSBA Logo United States Patent and Trademark Office Logo Broward Attorney Real Estate Council Logo

Schedule a Consultation

1270 SW 26th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida   33312

Phone: 954-832-0885


Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Law Offices of Odelia Goldberg Logo White

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.
This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
© 2024 The Law Offices of Odelia Goldberg. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Web Development by IWD Marketing