Michael Jackson's estate has become notorious for its many ongoing legal battles, including feuds between family members and a long fight with the IRS. The estate was recently victorious in one battle. The estate of Michael Jackson has seen more than its fair share of legal disputes. Legal disputes over Michael's estate will likely continue for many years. The heirs can take some relief in that one case appears to be over after a judge ruled in the estate's favor. This particular ...
Elderly people are not children. However, many elderly people with dementia are often treated as if they were young children and that can be harmful to them. Everyone can tell when another adult is talking to a very small child or a baby, even if they do not see the child or have previous knowledge that a young child is present. This is true because we are all able to recognize that most adults have a different way of speaking to young children than to other adults.
Researchers at Oxford University have discovered what might be somewhat surprising findings of what types of people are the least afraid of passing away. One of the reasons that people put off estate planning is they are afraid to die. Most people do not think that they will hasten their deaths by planning for their estates. That was, however, a common superstition in the distant past.
A recent case in Florida illustrates why same-sex couples should not rely solely on marriage rights and the laws of intestate succession for estate planning purposes. The Supreme Court might have legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, but advocates and observers know that it has not eliminated the need to fight to exercise those rights in some places. One of the latest examples comes from Florida. In this case, two men had lived together in Florida for 42 years.
A British lord is connected to a pop star who is notorious for partying uncontrollably. However, it is probably not in the way that you might think. Upon hearing that the Earl of Cardigan, whose ancestor led the famed Charge of the Light Brigade, has a connection to a pop star best known for partying hard, your first thought would probably be that an older aristocrat had started dating or married a much younger woman. Your opinion probably would not change if you learned that the connection be...
An Oscar-nominated movie has brought to many parents' attention, the uncomfortable question of what will happen to their children after they pass away. Imagine that your brother has recently passed away and you are notified that you have been named as the guardian of your brother's teenage son. Acting as the guardian of the teenager will not cost you anything as the estate will supply all of the funds. However, you will need to relocate to care for the child.