With all the wall-to-wall coverage of Michael Jackson's death, estate and guardianship questions involving his children, it should be no surprise that Michael Jackson's Will was made available for all to see through the internet within hours of it being filed today with a Los Angeles Probate Court.
Shocked that such an important and personal document is available for public reading? Don't be. That's the nature of wills -- they are public documents (once you die). Any will admitted to probate court is a public record that anyone can read.
So what do you do if you don't want your estate planning wishes to be read by, well, everyone? You do what Michael Jackson did and create a revocable living trust.