As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, it has many people thinking about their mortality and how their families will cope if the unthinkable happens. If those thoughts have been swirling through your mind, you can ease your worries by taking a close look at your estate plan — or creating one if you are not already
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At the trial court involving the validity of a will, a judge ruled that the decedent’s siblings were the rightful heirs. However, the appeals court (In re the Matter of the Estate Of Cecilia Brost) wants clarification on the evidence the court relied on to make that decision. Stepchildren Filed a TEDRA Petition The Trust
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On January 1st, 2020, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act officially went into effect. The legislation, which garnered significant bipartisan support in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, was signed into law by President Trump last month. The law puts sharp new limits on the use of so-called ‘Stretch
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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away after a long battle with health issues in the summer of 2018. Since that time, there have been major questions raised about what will happen with her estate. Initially, it was reported that she died without a will — which raised serious questions about what will happen
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Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new report on elder financial abuse in the United States. According to the CFPB, the nation’s largest private financial institutions state that they have received massive amounts of elder financial fraud. They report more than $6 billion in elder financial fraud between 2013 and 2017. Even
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Now that a judge has voided a licensing agreement between the deceased signer and Universal Music Group, estate executors are poised to release some “mind-blowing” material, according to Spotify’s Troy Carter. The pop star “practically lived in a recording studio,” he added. So, it was not surprising to find some high-quality unreleased songs. The release
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Many people think that estate planning consists largely of drafting documents and keeping them in safe places. Attorneys do spend the lion’s share of their time on such important matters, because these documents are your only voice once you die. But there’s also a very practical component to the work we do. Hopefully, this post
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Most people spend years building up a family-owned business, largely because they want to have something tangible to pass on to their children. In addition to a solid financial foundation, succession plans must also include a solid legal foundation. Here are some ways to develop just such a plan. Set Clear Goals and Objectives Typically,
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