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Snoop Dogg has followed in the footsteps of entertainer Prince and does not have an estate plan. Snoop Dogg also has no intention of getting one.

Despite the recent death of Prince who did not have an estate plan or a will there are still entertainers who don’t mind how difficult it will be to administer their estate after they are gone and rapper Snoop Dogg is on that list.

When asked about it, Snoop Dogg said that he does not care what happens to his money because he will be dead. He also expressed hopes to be reincarnated as a butterfly so that he could watch people fight over his money. That is not exactly what he said.

The rapper put it much more profanely in an interview published in the SF Gate article “Snoop Dogg told us why he doesn’t have a will: ‘I don’t give a f— when I’m dead’.”

Whatever you think of Snoop Dogg’s music, it is not a good idea to follow his lead. His reasoning for not getting an estate plan is entirely selfish.

While he is correct that not having an estate plan will not affect him, it will affect his family. While the thought of people fighting over his money might be amusing now, if he really were a butterfly on the wall he might be horrified at what that actually means for his heirs.

His children would have to fend off attempts from others to get a portion of the estate. His heirs might start fighting with each other unnecessarily. It is even possible that the entire estate would disappear if the fighting lasted long enough.

Reference: SF Gate (May 5, 2016) “Snoop Dogg told us why he doesn’t have a will: ‘I don’t give a f— when I’m dead’.”

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Mr. Amoruso concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Comprehensive Estate Planning, Asset Preservation, Estate Administration and Guardianship.