If you are looking for a valuable and highly coveted classic performance car, you will not get far without coming across the name Shelby. We lost the legendary automotive designer Carroll Shelby back in May, but his incredible creations like the Shelby Mustang and the AC-Shelby Cobra will live on forever.
Though Shelby passed away as one of the foremost automotive designers of all time, had he never designed a single motor vehicle he would have been an important figure due to his success as a race car driver in the 1950’s.
When you remarry numerous times, your estate can wind up in confused territory if you are not very careful about how you express your wishes. Carroll Shelby married seven times, and was married to his last wife Cleo at the time of his passing.
Cleo contends that she has the legal right to dispose of Shelby’s body, and her assertion is that the famed designer wanted to be buried.
Carroll Shelby also had three children survive him. They contend that he wanted to be cremated, and they are in possession of documents signed by Shelby and witnessed by four credible bystanders attesting to this fact.
As a result of this disagreement, the funeral was delayed and Shelby’s body remained in the Dallas County morgue through at least the latter portion of June.
When you have a family dynamic that is not predictable, you have to be crystal clear when you are recording your final wishes. If you would like to have an expert advise you with regard to your own situation, simply take a moment to arrange for a consultation with a highly qualified San Jose CA estate planning lawyer.