Court Rules Facebook Data Can Be Inherited

Court Rules Facebook Data Can Be Inherited

The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe in Germany ruled the mother of a 15-year-old who was hit by a train in Berlin in 2012 could have access to her daughter’s Facebook account, which Facebook had locked for privacy reasons. This means that broadly speaking, your...
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...
Providing For Your Pets In Your Will

Providing For Your Pets In Your Will

Have you considered providing for your pets in your will? In 2015, The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon died at the age of 59. As well as being famous for helping to create The Simpsons, he had been a well-known animal rights activist and philanthropist. He bequeathed...
Choosing the Wrong Executor

Choosing the Wrong Executor

Be careful who you choose as the executor of your estate; sometimes the temptation to commit fraud can be too much. A jealous son who was sick of his brother being the ‘favourite’, was jailed for four years for cheating his brother out of a $1.5 million...