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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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Sumner Redstone: Estate Planning Put to the Test

Sumner Redstone: Estate Planning Put to the Test

By Trusts and Estates Attorney Kerri Castellini Sumner Redstone, the 93-year-old American businessman and majority owner of the National Amusements Theater chain, is no stranger to family dispute. For almost a decade, he has been plagued by lawsuits concerning the use and control of his vast wealth, estimated by the New York Times to be over $5 billion. Through the National Amusemen...

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