A trustee is a fiduciary which, essentially, is a person that owes a legal, ethical and, perhaps, moral obligation to act in the interest of another.
Perhaps one of the most difficult, and increasingly common, estate planning questions involves the inclusion or disinheritance of an estranged child.
A second marriage can be a balm for the heartache of losing a spouse, be it through death or divorce. Nevertheless, if there are children or other heirs involved, you should consider carefully what will happen with your money and possessions when you pass on.
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.
I am a senior who is still working to increase my Social Security benefits. After age 70, do you still get any increases if you continue paying into the system?
If you do not learn from your mistakes, you are doomed to repeat them. In estate planning, if you do not learn from other’s mistakes, you are likely to repeat them. Mistakes in the estate planning of high-profile celebrities is one very good way to learn the lesson of what not to do. Here are eight celebrity estates, where the mistakes have been reported in the news over the years.
If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. However, if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.