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TV Painter Bob Ross’ Son Loses Lawsuit In Battle Between Father’s Trust And Business Agreement
June 13, 2021

Bob Ross rose to fame in the 1980s as the host and instructor of the wildly popular Joy of Painting TV show. Viewers were smitten not just with his artistic techniques but also with his mesmerizing voice and congenial manner….

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When Your Business Agreement Doesn’t Agree With Your Will
May 16, 2021

Estate planning clients frequently come to us who are parties to business agreements such as limited liability companies, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, corporations. These agreements routinely include clauses that govern who may inherit the shares of deceased partners. If you…

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Disinheriting Your Estranged Adult Child: Factors to Consider
May 13, 2021

Parents with estranged adult children: An unfortunate situation that our attorneys see increasingly often these days. Sometimes parents and their adult child have not spoken in years. Sometimes the child will stay in touch with siblings or other family members;…

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Despite Covid, 2/3 of Americans Still Lack A Basic Estate Plan
April 16, 2021

Covid has been a reality check for many of us: A brutal demonstration that life can turn upside down in an instant, and that no one is invincible. But if you think that knowledge would spur most people who do not…

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RMD’s Return This Year, More RMD Changes On Horizon
January 13, 2021

Many of the rules governing retirement accounts have changed over the last few years. Now, more changes have arrived or are on the way. Required Minimum Distributions Return In 2021 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, passed in…

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What Happens If You Die Without An Estate Plan? The Family of Zappos Founder Anthony Hsieh Is Finding Out
December 20, 2020

Tony Hsieh, founder of online shoe retailer Zappos, died the day after Thanksgiving at age 46. He died without an estate plan.  His life, marked by enormous business success and wealth, was marred by drug addiction and mental illness. His…

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Estate Planning Tips From The Extraordinary Life and Death of Steve Bing
December 1, 2020

Movie financier Steve Bing died June 22, 2020 when he threw himself off the 27th floor balcony of his Los Angeles apartment building. He was 55. Bing’s life was one of wealth and celebrity, vastly different from the lives most…

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Federal Estate Tax: How It May Impact You and Your Family
November 27, 2020

The federal estate and gift tax has long been the cause of confusion, due in part to frequent changes in the law over the past decades. Whether you have an estate plan in place or are just embarking on your…

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Elder Abuse Not Always Easy To Spot: The Art Dealer And The Deli Owner
October 29, 2020

How can you protect yourself from exploitation and financial abuse if you become incapacitated?  These crimes can be hard to spot. After all, perpetrators go to great lengths to present themselves as helpers, not hustlers. Fortunately there are steps you…

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Consider Loans and Gifts You’ve Made To Your Children When You Create Your Estate Plan
October 17, 2020

Most parents do their best not to favor one child over another. That’s the case when the kids are young, and continues when they are grown. So when you are planning your estate, you probably want to be fair when…

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