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Issues with Holographic Wills

Issues with Holographic Wills

On January 23, 2021, legendary talk show host Larry King passed away. Larry left behind a holographic (handwritten) will that was barely legible in certain parts, causing familial disputes over the ownership of some of his belongings. Currently, Larry’s wife Shawn and son Larry King Jr. are in court over the distribution of Larry’s estate. Shawn King argues that she was listed as the executor ...

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Aretha Franklin Dies Without a Will

Aretha Franklin Dies Without a Will

Aretha Franklin, the legendary singer, songwriter and pianist, passed away on August 16, 2018 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The singer purportedly left no Last Will and Testament or other estate planning to address the management and distribution of her estate. The Queen of Soul leaves behind four children. When someone dies without a Last Will and Testament, the default laws, cal...

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Estate Planning for Olympians

Estate Planning for Olympians

By Trusts and Estates Attorney Kerri Castellini The 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off on August 5, 2016.  Until the closing ceremonies, over 500 American athletes are slated to compete in over 28 different sports ranging from swimming to gymnastics, and even table tennis.  The first modern Olympics were held in 1896.  The United States has participated in 49 Olympic Games and is the ...

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