Who Can Inherit Aaron Carter’s Estate? The state of California has to make a decision as the singer reportedly died without a will

Pop singer Aaron Carter died in the early 2000s without leaving a will, and it is reported that the state of California will make decisions about his estate and fortune.

Aaron Carter (Image via Nogen Beck)
Aaron Carter (Image via Nogen Beck)

Last week, Carter’s fiancé, Melanie Martin, found the 34-year-old dead in the bathtub at his Lancaster, California, home. Although the cause of death is unclear, it is speculated that he lost his long-standing battle with drug addiction. He leaves behind a son, Prince, who is 11 months old.


Aaron Carter was not doing well financially before his death

The state of California will make decisions about who will inherit Aaron Carter’s estate following his death last week, as he left no will. A source reported that Aaron was not thinking about his death and claimed it could have been an accident.

Said:

“Aaron had no will or plan because he didn’t even think about dying. So everyone thinks it was an accident.”

Although he had no will, he planned to sell his house before his untimely death. Aaron’s attorney urged him to make a will, especially since he had a child dependent on him. In most states, if a single parent dies without a will, leaving a child behind, the child inherits the parent’s inheritance.

In early September, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services interfered with Aaron and Melanie’s home and removed their son Prince from his home. The child now lives with Melanie’s mother.

It is also reported that Aaron Carter was not doing well financially before his death. He lived paycheck to paycheck and would spend what he earned very quickly. He offered his house on the market so that his son could get security from the sale.

Carter put his Lancaster estate up for sale.  (Image via Getty/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Carter put his Lancaster estate up for sale. (Image via Getty/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

Carter struggled with his drug addiction for several years

A spokesman for i want sweets The singer said that prior to his death, Aaron worked very hard on his recovery while thinking about his son. He also claimed that Aaron wanted to make amends with his family. Just two months before his death, Aaron opened up about battling drugs and claimed he had been sober for five years.

Aaron Carter (L) with brother Nick Carter (R) (Image via Getty Images/Michael Buckner)
Aaron Carter (L) with brother Nick Carter (R) (Image via Getty Images/Michael Buckner)

Aaron Carter’s life as a pop star was short-lived. He found fame at the age of nine and burned out by the age of 20, and has since become notorious for his battles with drugs and addiction. He has also been arrested several times for driving under the influence and for possession of cannabis. He was also accused of physical abuse by his former partner.

After a successful career in the music industry, he filed for bankruptcy in 2013 as soon as he was 18, owing the IRS millions in back taxes. He has a dysfunctional family and even accuses one of his three sisters of abuse. He also named his older brother, Nick Carter, of Backstreet Boys fame, in the abuse allegations.

All of this was interrupted by the loss of his son to a custody battle in September.


After his sudden death, Aaron Carter received many tributes from loved ones. Former girlfriends Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff poured their hearts out to him on their respective social media handles. His estranged family, Nick Carter, and his twin sister, Angel Carter, mourned their loss with fond memories.

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