El Divo de Juárez: Florida judge asks to verify if will left by Juan Gabriel is authentic
Beloved Mexican song idol named just one heir, but two unrecognized children are mounting legal challenge, as reported in El País.
Three of the children of Mexican crooner Juan Gabriel, a national idol who died in late August at the age of 66, came together face-to-face for the first time on Wednesday inside a courthouse in Broward County, Florida. The artist’s will, which has been made public, establishes that his son Iván Aguilera is his universal heir.
Juan Gabriel at his home in Santa Monica, California due to a heart attack, in 2016. After his sudden death, his will was an incognito and gave much to talk about after several supposedly biological children that appeared. In the four-page document signed June 5, 2014 in Quintana Roo, Mexico, Juan Gabriel states that he is single and has four children, all with the surnames Aguilera Salas, but he never mentions his biological children Luis Alberto and Joao.
In the first clause, the singer appointed Iván Aguilera as universal and unique inheritor of all his assets, also signaling to the lawyer Guillermo Pous Fernández like executor. Juan Gabriel used his passport as a form of identity and validation, however this had been issued on March 19, 2008 and expiring on March 19, 2009. On that same date was in force then another passport, which would have been issued 100 days before the day that he registered his last will.
Judge Charles M. Greene, of Broward County, determined that the lawyers representing Joao and Luis Alberto may carry out an investigation of the singer’s will, which appears to contain several irregularities, such as no signature. A passport was used for identification, but there appear to be two passports in existence, El Universal Agency reported.
If any irregularity is confirmed, there could be enough of a basis to mount a legal challenge against the will. As reported in El País.