Beneficiary Battle over Presley Estate Reveals Possible Problems in Estate Planning
A badly in debt woman dies leaving the proceeds of substantial insurance policies to her children only to have her trust contested by relatives who claim an amendment naming the children as beneficiaries is invalid with no witnesses, misspelled names, suspicious signatures and was never given to previous trustees for review as required by agreement. A long, expensive, and protracted legal battle likely is brewing.
Who Were the 119 Heirs to a Chicago Man’s $11 Million Estate?
It turns out it’s not just in the movies that you can get a huge inheritance from that uncle you never knew about.
What Do I Need to Know If I’m Getting an Inheritance?
Heirs receiving an inheritance can expect the process to take time. Having a plan for the money and consulting with professionals are also things to keep in mind.
These Celebrities Didn’t have Wills…But You Should
When the rapper Coolio died in September, he joined a group of notables that includes Prince, Howard Hughes and Pablo Picasso—all of whom died without specifying who should inherit their money and estate.
Retirees Burdened with Debt: What’s the Most Common?
Talk to just about any financial adviser, and they will urge you to enter retirement without debt. However, while a goal of beginning your golden years in the black is laudable, the reality can be very different.
What Documents are Needed in an Emergency?
If you knock time and money off the excuse list, you can take care of some important estate-planning tasks.
How Safe Are Your Aging Parents?
As the American population of seniors continues to expand, the need for intentional estate planning becomes more urgent, especially for the children of aging parents.
How to Talk to Parents about Estate Planning
With nearly 90% of caregivers providing care to a family member, and the holidays rapidly approaching, it is an opportune time to check in with both aging family members, as well as those performing caregiving duties.
Estate Planning Solutions for Second Marriages
I’m looking for guidance on where to start with planning in case something happens to me or my husband.
What about House Contents when Someone Dies?
It is quite a tragedy when a loved one passes away. You may want to remember them by keeping sentimental objects from their home, or perhaps they wanted you to inherit a specific item.