Anne Heche Dies with Conflict Around Her Will, Leaving Her Sons & Estate in Legal Limbo – Part 1

Actress Anne Heche died this August following a tragic car accident in which she plowed her vehicle into a West Los Angeles home, where it burst into flames. After being pulled from the wreckage, the Emmy Award-winning actress was hospitalized in critical
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What You Need to Know About Collecting Life Insurance Proceeds

If you’re looking to collect life insurance proceeds as the policy’s beneficiary, the process is fairly simple. However, during the emotional period immediately following a loved one’s death, it can feel as if your entire world is falling apart, so it’s helpful
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Protect Your Aging Loved Ones from Undue Influence

Following the death of a loved one, close family members are sometimes surprised to learn that they didn’t receive the inheritance they were expecting, and that the deceased instead left most of their estate to an individual they only recently met, who
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3 Critical Considerations for How to Save for Your Child’s (or Grandchild’s) College Education – Part 2

If you’ve started to save for your child or grandchild’s college education, it’s worth considering whether to use a 529 plan, an education savings account, or an irrevocable trust.  Last week, we discussed 529 plans and education savings accounts, which are both popular
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4 Essential Strategies for Protecting Your Family’s Assets

You might think only the super wealthy need to worry about asset protection planning, but if you don’t have millions, you may be at even greater risk. For example, if you are a multi-millionaire, a $50,000 judgment against you might not be
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What Happens to Your Business When You Get Sick or Die? 4 Fundamentals to Know

If you dream of one day leaving your company to your family, but you haven’t properly included your business in your estate plan, that dream could become a nightmare for your heirs—and your partners, team members, and clients. Properly planning what would happen
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