Hearing set on Franklin’s will

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin’s death.

A hearing is scheduled today in Oakland County Probate Court, north of Detroit. A handwritten 2014 document shows Franklin apparently wanted her son, Kecalf Franklin, to serve as the representative of her estate, which might be worth millions.

But lawyers for Franklin’s estate have said “there is no basis” to believe Kecalf Franklin has those skills.