The Will: Family Secrets Revealed

The Will: Family Secrets Revealed

  • 2010
  • 3 Seasons
  • 5.0  (89)

The Will: Family Secrets Revealed is a Investigation Discovery Original program. Each episode runs for approximately one hour. This is a reality-style television series. Content may be disturbing for some viewers. This series involves the reading of wills after the death of a family member. The deceased in the show are all famous, either royalty or celebrities. The Will shows the true colors of the people left behind and the division of assets after the reading of the will. The enormous amount of wealth and property left behind causes controversy between family members, friends and work partners, all of whom want their share of what has been left behind. Although the deceased may have written a will with the intent that their belongings be left to certain individuals, there is always someone waiting to contest it. Those that have been left out fight for their right to a piece of the cash. In some cases the amount left to them is considered not enough, and greed pushes them to fight for more. In addition to the people that are expected to be included in the will, some surprises are also found during the reading. Secret children from affairs have been discovered, and all the deceased skeletons are revealed from the closet. In the end, to settle the conflict between all parties over distribution of the assets, legal action usually must be taken. Unfortunately not all parties involved get what they want out of the estate. Some of the celebrities covered by this series include Ritchie Valens, Jerry Garcia and Gary Coleman. When country singer Tammy Wynette passes and her children are refused their inheritance, they launch an investigation that costs $50 million dollars in an unlawful death suit against their mother's physician and their stepfather.

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The Estate of Brooke Astor
10. The Estate of Brooke Astor
January 31, 2013
The estate of New York socialite Brooke Astor is settled.
The Estate of Gary Coleman
9. The Estate of Gary Coleman
January 24, 2013
The estate of former child star Gary Coleman.
The Estate of Jerry Garcia
8. The Estate of Jerry Garcia
January 17, 2013
In 1995, Jerry Garcia, from the Grateful Dead, died at the age of 53. He left behind a family and a multi-million-dollar estate, but his will and IOU's sparked lawsuits that had his loved ones in and out of court for years.
The Estate of Jimi Hendrix
7. The Estate of Jimi Hendrix
January 10, 2013
The estate of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.
The Estate of James Brown
6. The Estate of James Brown
January 3, 2013
The estate of singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist James Brown.
The Estate of John Kennedy Toole
5. The Estate of John Kennedy Toole
December 20, 2012
In 1969, aspiring author John Kennedy Toole committed suicide and left no will. His parents were entitled to an estate that included his unpublished manuscript, the future Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, along with a second manuscript.
The Estate of Steig Larsen
4. The Estate of Steig Larsen
December 13, 2012
A dispute over author Steig Larsen's will.
The Estate of Robert Johnson
3. The Estate of Robert Johnson
December 6, 2012
In 1938, future legendary blues artist Robert Johnson dies penniless. A re-release of his recordings make him one of the top-selling blues artists of all-time. With no will or known descendants, the search for the heir to Robert Johnson's millions begins.
The Estate of LaTanya Haggerty
2. The Estate of LaTanya Haggerty
November 29, 2012
In 1999, LaTanya Haggerty, an unarmed woman with no criminal record, is killed by the police. The family is given an 18 million dollar payment by the City of Chicago. But when LaTanya's half-sister is not included in the deal, a dramatic legal battle begins.
The Estate of Etta James
1. The Estate of Etta James
November 15, 2012
January 2012. Singer Etta James is on her deathbed. Her family battles over control of her end-of-life decisions-and her fortune. Her husband fights to keep her at home. Her sons fear their stepfather is playing fast and loose with their mother's money.
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The Will: Family Secrets Revealed is a Investigation Discovery Original program. Each episode runs for approximately one hour. This is a reality-style television series. Content may be disturbing for some viewers.

This series involves the reading of wills after the death of a family member. The deceased in the show are all famous, either royalty or celebrities. The Will shows the true colors of the people left behind and the division of assets after the reading of the will. The enormous amount of wealth and property left behind causes controversy between family members, friends and work partners, all of whom want their share of what has been left behind.

Although the deceased may have written a will with the intent that their belongings be left to certain individuals, there is always someone waiting to contest it. Those that have been left out fight for their right to a piece of the cash. In some cases the amount left to them is considered not enough, and greed pushes them to fight for more.

In addition to the people that are expected to be included in the will, some surprises are also found during the reading. Secret children from affairs have been discovered, and all the deceased skeletons are revealed from the closet.

In the end, to settle the conflict between all parties over distribution of the assets, legal action usually must be taken. Unfortunately not all parties involved get what they want out of the estate.

Some of the celebrities covered by this series include Ritchie Valens, Jerry Garcia and Gary Coleman. When country singer Tammy Wynette passes and her children are refused their inheritance, they launch an investigation that costs $50 million dollars in an unlawful death suit against their mother's physician and their stepfather.The Will: Family Secrets Revealed is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on November 3, 2010.

The Will: Family Secrets Revealed is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Will: Family Secrets Revealed on demand at Amazon, Investigation Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 3, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (89)