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Celebrity Monday

Alan Thicke: Blurred Lines in the Midst of an Estate Dispute

2020-12-07T21:05:32+00:00

One of the most important aspects of estate planning is communication! Most estate plans are typically looked at every 3 years allowing for changes and updates to be made, and any good estate planning lawyer will urge their clients to clearly communicate their exact wishes with the ones they love or through the established trust, as to avoid any potential family conflict.   In the case of Mr. Alan Thicke, an [...]

Alan Thicke: Blurred Lines in the Midst of an Estate Dispute2020-12-07T21:05:32+00:00

Ron Swanson: The Problem with Traditional Estate Planning

2020-11-10T21:21:23+00:00

If you’re a Parks and Recreation fan, then you are aware of the iconic Last Will and Testament that was presented and written by Ron Swanson (played by Nick Offerman) in season 6, episode 5. He was only eight years old at the time of drafting his Will, but would his handwritten Will hold up against state law?    Well, simply put, it depends. Each state has their own laws regarding [...]

Ron Swanson: The Problem with Traditional Estate Planning2020-11-10T21:21:23+00:00

Aretha Franklin: The “Queen of Soul”

2020-11-06T23:08:35+00:00

Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 of pancreatic cancer in her Detroit home. What makes this particular loss even more devastating was that Franklin, who’s estate was estimated to be worth approximately $80 million dollars, did not have a will in place, let alone an estate plan.    Unfortunately, due to not having a plan in place, Franklin’s case ended up in the hands of the probate court, which [...]

Aretha Franklin: The “Queen of Soul”2020-11-06T23:08:35+00:00

Robin Williams: The Legend. The Icon. 

2020-10-29T21:18:53+00:00

Robin Williams has warmed the hearts of those across the world through his various works and films. Upon his passing, the world grieved alongside the ones he loved. Unfortunately, despite having a trust based estate plan in place, as to avoid any costs and delays affiliated with probate, a vehement dispute arose between his surviving spouse, Susan Schneider, and Williams’ children from a previous marriage, Zelda, Cody, and Zak.    Although [...]

Robin Williams: The Legend. The Icon. 2020-10-29T21:18:53+00:00

Celebrity Mondays: Joan Rivers Was Creative in Life and Death

2020-10-29T21:21:37+00:00

Joan Rivers made us all laugh through her unique brand of comedy which typically involved skewering famous celebrities.  Sadly, she died on September 4, 2014, from what appears to be a botched medical procedure. As an estate planner, whenever a celebrity dies I think to myself “I bet he/she did not have a plan in place.” This is because there are so many recent examples of celebrities who failed to protect [...]

Celebrity Mondays: Joan Rivers Was Creative in Life and Death2020-10-29T21:21:37+00:00

Celebrity Monday: We Can All Learn From Nipsey Hussle’s Failure

2020-08-31T04:38:22+00:00

In March 2019, Hip Hop artist Nipsey Hussle was gunned down by Eric Holder (no relation) outside of Nipsey’s South Los Angeles clothing store. It was a sad and tragic end to the hip hop star’s life, whose career has just taken off. On this Celebrity Monday we will look at the estate of Nipsey Hussle and learn that failing to have an estate plan if you have young children should [...]

Celebrity Monday: We Can All Learn From Nipsey Hussle’s Failure2020-08-31T04:38:22+00:00

Celebrity Monday: Kobe Bryant’s Estate Plan Had A Flaw

2020-08-24T19:24:43+00:00

Yesterday day, August 23, would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday. But tragically, as almost everyone knows, Kobe died suddenly and unexpectedly in a helicopter accident. Kobe’s death underscores why proper estate planning is important. You never know the time and hour when you will pass from this world. If you have young children it is exceedingly important to have a proper plan in place. Even if you already have a [...]

Celebrity Monday: Kobe Bryant’s Estate Plan Had A Flaw2020-08-24T19:24:43+00:00
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