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COMMENTARY:  Will Michael Jackson’s Estate Serve as Another Example of Inadequate Planning?

By Anthony Pallone, Meena Saini and Karen Best July 14, 2009 The best there ever was and the best there ever will be cannot begin to describe the phenomenon that was Michael Jackson. For over three decades, Michael Jackson redefined the meaning of the word superstar. He was not just a talented singer and performer, […]

Executing an Estate

An executor is someone named in a will who is charged with carrying out the directions of the will. Executors supervise the property of the deceased person while debts are settled. A person named as executor is not required to accept the responsibility. If the named executor declines, the alternate executor will assume the responsibility. […]

Estate planning: protecting your parents

Adult children of elderly parents often face a dilemma: In order to qualify their parents for Medicaid and in-home care, their parents’ assets must be depleted, or spent down. As a result, many elderly Americans are faced with a choice — forego needed health care or lose their home. An experienced estate-planning lawyer, however, can […]

Estate Planning

Lea en español Estate Planning—Putting Measures in Place to Ensure the Orderly Distribution of Your Property If you have built any kind of net worth, or if you own any property at all, you need an estate plan. When you die, decisions will have to be made about who now has right, title or interest […]