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ruling from the grave

Should You Rule From the Grave?

There are many stories of strange conditions in wills and trusts over time. For example, the German poet Heinrich ‘Henry’ Heine died in 1856 and left his estate to his wife, Matilda, on the condition that she remarry, so that ‘there will be at least one man to regret my death’.

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Disney Grandson Loses Appeal

An appellate judge dubs probate court ‘the Unhappiest Place on Earth,’ as Disney heir Bradford Lund has lost an appeal stemming from his fight to claim his fortune.

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Advocate for elderly parents

How to Advocate for Elderly Parents

As family caregivers, we play many roles: scheduler, money manager, house cleaner, health aide, nurse, navigator, nurturer and more. Perhaps the most important role, though, is advocate, as we ensure the best life possible for our loved ones when they are vulnerable.

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snowballed out of control

Snowballed Out of Control

Mobs are dangerous. Homes and businesses get destroyed, police officers get killed, and people are lynched. Judgment is sometimes blinded by companions.  Mobs do things that the individuals comprising them they would never dream of doing alone. A Collective nerve can be hazardous.

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