The Problem with DIY Estate Planning

The Problem with DIY Estate Planning

It can be tempting for people to forego estate planning advice and go down the route of DIY estate planning. Using online sites to craft DIY estate planning documents such as wills and powers of attorney is appealing for those who can’t (or don’t want to) pay for...
What Are Your Rights As A Beneficiary?

What Are Your Rights As A Beneficiary?

Do you know your rights as a beneficiary, if you’ve been named as one in a will? Perhaps you were expecting to be a beneficiary and have been left out of a will, or you’ve been named unexpectedly as one. Whatever your individual case, you do have rights as...
Estate Fraud Case Finally Settled

Estate Fraud Case Finally Settled

An artist’s daughter has won her 15-year court battle to control her father’s $60 million estate after years of alleged estate fraud. Yien-Koo King, 82, was appointed executor of accomplished Chinese artist C.C. Wang’s estate in a Manhattan court in February. King had...
Should An Heir Receive a Life of Luxury?

Should An Heir Receive a Life of Luxury?

A recent case heard in the United Kingdom has those watching wondering whether a marital life of luxury ought to be continued once one of the spouses dies. Should an heir have the right to a life of luxury? Construction tycoon Ian Wooldridge died in a helicopter crash...
Your Super When You Die

Your Super When You Die

Did you know that your will cannot directly deal with your super? Superannuation is not covered by a will, and it’s important to know this because for many people, super is one of their biggest assets. While nomination forms exist to take care of this problem,...