Chose the right people to act on behalf of your estate. When it came to his children, Jacksonknew his mother, Katherine Jackson, was the right person to care for their physical and emotional well being, but he certainly didnâ€™t trust her to run his finances. Itâ€™s not because she is untrustworthy. She's just not an expert. Remember, the person you choose to be a guardian and the person who manages your money doesnâ€™t have to be the same person. Branca and McClain were experienced music industry professionals who had the ability to help his music catalogs earn the most money for his children and his charities (Source: Shahdai Richardson). Further Reading: See â€œPlanning for the Endâ€ for more information about estate planning.