Do It Yourself Estate Planning

Question: Is DIY estate planning a good idea? If you think performing your own surgery or doing your own dental work is a good idea, then maybe it is. Most educated consumers realize it's not. With the number of online and do it yourself (DIY) document preparers continuing to grow, [...]

Estate Planning for Two

Planning ahead for your family when you don't have children is a little bit different than when there are children involved. When you don't have to worry about paying college tuition and other financial obligations parents often have to think about, you can consider different techniques that may not have [...]

Judge Extends Zsa Zsa Gabor Conservatorship Deal

LOS ANGELES— A judge has extended the temporary conservatorship of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband over the ailing actress and her estate, court papers obtained Friday show. The one-page order issued Tuesday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz means Frederic von Anhalt will remain as his 96-year-old wife’s interim [...]

An Estate Plan for Cinderella’s Parents

I saw Cinderella for the first time with my daughter recently, and though I (and likely you) were familiar with the outline of the story, we often forget the backstory. It starts with the disaster, specifically, an estate planning disaster in a world that does not need to worry about [...]

Myths About Wills And Trusts

There are many myths about wills, trust and other legal documents, and what is appropriate for a particular family. Below are some of the most common myths and facts about estate planning: MYTH: I am young and don't have a lot of money, so I don't need a will. Wills [...]

Woman Leaves Estate For Cats

New Orleans — Former Covington resident Gail Sheffield was held dear by friends for her sense of humor, her modesty and her brilliance — “She was Google before there was Google’’ long-time friend Julia Sims said. But what Sheffield held most dear was feral cats. They were her passion in [...]

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