Aretha Franklin’s son Kecalf is getting help from his brother Edward in his attempt to take over control of his late mother’s estate and business deals.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Aretha’s son Edward Franklin is backing his brother Kecalf in the move to remove the current personal representative of the estate and put himself in charge.
Edward points to the handwritten wills recently discovered in Aretha’s home. He believes the most recent 2014 will to be valid, which has a provision appointing Kecalf as the head of the estate.
He says he consents to his brother Kecalf taking over per their mothers “wishes.” He also is asking the court to restrain the current personal representative, Sabrina Owens, from selling any of Aretha’s assets and asks that Kecalf be named co-representative pending a determination of the validity of the will.