The family issues which arose at the end of Casey Kasem’s life were played out in the public eye, but unfortunately, this type of situation could happen in a lot of families.
But sometimes that is not to be. In this particular family fight as in all disputes, there were two sides. And Casey was unable to speak for himself. He had done some advance planning, and had reportedly signed a designation of health care guardian in 2007, which appointed one of his daughters and her husband to speak for him if he were incapacitated. His wife Jean Kasum, however, claimed that he had signed a 2011 document which invalidated the 2007 document. (I would venture to guess that a major issue in this case was whether Casey understood what he was signing in 2011, and whether he was subjected to “undue influence” when he signed the document. This is a common inquiry in cases such as these, especially when there is a memory disorder involved).