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estate planning for living

Estate Planning for Living

Does a person need a Power of Attorney document if that person already has a Last Will and Testament (‘Will’)? It is a critical piece of the planning puzzle.

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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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Handling probate

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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