On April 5, 2004, Ms. Ann Dunn Aldrich wrote her Will on an “E–Z Legal Form.” In Article III, entitled “Bequests,” just after the form’s pre-printed language “direct[ing] that after payment of all my just debts, my property be bequeathed in the manner following,” she hand wrote instructions directing that all of the following “possessions listed” go to her sister, Mary Jane Eaton:
You may worry about what will happen to your house and property when you’re no longer willing or able to care for it -- particularly if you own property that has special meaning to you, such as a family home or woodlands. With so many options on the table, it’s important to research the facts, make important decisions and get paperwork started.
If you don't make arrangements for what will happen after you are gone, the government will step in and make all those decisions for you—and they may not be the decisions you'd choose. The process will also be more difficult and costly for your family, so it's important to do it yourself while you still can.
In conjunction with the 2014 Oscars, we can look back at past Oscar winners like Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra to see how their estates illustrate important estate planning lessons that everyone can benefit from -- even those who aren't walking the red carpet. 1. Philip Seymour Hoffman: You Can Be [...]
Many estate planning clients have adopted incapacitation strategies, to help handle their affairs in case they become incapable of handling them. Alzheimer’s, with its creeping deterioration of the brain, is different from many other diseases, as its gradual onset provides people with an opportunity to react proactively to the limits they will endure in their future.
Estate planning can be overwhelming, which is why many people put it off until it is too late. But, I urge you to consider estate planning like any other resolution. Take it one step at a time, tailor your approach to fit your needs and desires, and reach out for help if needed. Below are some quick and easy tips to get you started thinking about your new, New Year's resolution:
Thinking about setting up a trust for your family? Human nature being what it is, you might want to keep your options open by setting up a trust that you can change or cancel at any time. If your formerly sweet granddaughter tells you she is devoting her life to Satan worship, for example, you might want to reconsider leaving her a small fortune with which she can further her dubious goals. However, there are major differences between setting up a revocable trust and an irrevocable trust.
How your 401(k) could disinherit your kids MarketWatch (blog) Citing Sterk and Leslie, Zweig notes that the system would be more consumer-friendly if 401(k) and IRA administrators adopted some assumptions that are common in the law of wills and...
But the fact is your loved ones will have to address those questions when you're gone. And by executing a will and signing a couple other basic documents you can save them loads of aggravation and unnecessary expense -- and grant them the ability to focus on their loss.
Long before Li Ka-shing there was Pao Yue-kong. In his lifetime, shipping magnate Pao was richer and politically more engaged than Li, his next-door neighbor and close friend in Hong Kong’s Deep Water Bay. Upon Pao’s death at 73 in 1991, David Wilson, the city’s colonial governor, hailed him as”as “perhaps the first local business- man to achieve truly international stature.”
He left behind a great fortune, and today two members of the list of Hong Kong’s richest owe the foundation of their wealth to that fortune–No. 8 Peter Woo and No. 23 Helmut Sohmen–who married two of his four daughters.
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