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How To Make A Trust That Lasts For Your Heirs

The first step in creating a trust is to ask yourself what you want to accomplish. The whole idea of setting up a trust is to provide for your loved ones after your death. But how do you ensure the trust doesn’t run out of money? The keys, financial planners [...]

Tolkien Estate Challenges Warner Bros.’ ‘Patently Absurd’ ‘Hobbit’ Countersuit

The estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien is testing the principle, “You can’t be sued for suing.” In November, the estate and book publisher HarperCollins filed an $80 million lawsuit against Warner Bros., its New Line subsidiary and Saul Zaentz Co. — which holds the rights to The Hobbit and The [...]

Judge Strikes Down Disgraced Polo Millionaire’s Adoption Of His 42-year-old Girlfriend So She Could Share His Children’s $300M Trust Fund

An appellate court judge has thrown out a Florida mogul’s adult adoption of his 42-year-old girlfriend, saying that his failure to notify his ex-wife about the scheme was a ‘fraud.’ Third District Court of Appeal Senior Judge Alan R. Schwartz wrote that the adoption of a ‘paramour’ or lover has [...]

Michael Jackson’s Heirs Seek $40B Compensation From AEG Live

Washington: Michael Jackson’s three children and his mother are seeking 40 billion dollars compensation for the singer’s death from AEG Live. They accused the entertainment company behind the star’s planned O2 Arena concerts for “negligent hiring and supervision” of Dr Conrad Murray-Jackson’s doctor, who is jailed for the star’s manslaughter, [...]

Need to Know: Life Insurance 101

Life insurance is one of those financial products that can give people the heebie-jeebies. It can sound confusing and complicated, and it involves thinking about a very scary proposition: death. But life insurance really isn't as frightening or complex as it seems. It's actually a fantastically useful and flexible estate-planning [...]

Steps of a Typical Probate

Probate can sound like a confusing topic - especially when we're using terms like "intestate" or issuing "Letters" that aren't really letters at all. In order to take some of the guesswork out of probate, here is a list of steps taken in a typical probate: 1. Initiate the Probate [...]

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