Was the Death of Aaron Hernandez a Strategic Plan?

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell in the early morning hours of April 19, 2017. He was serving a life sentence for the 2015 murder of Odin Lloyd. In the subsequent days, many rumors have circulated about whether it was suicide, murder, or a strategic legal and financial plan. Rumors That last …

What’s in a Will?

Thinking about creating a Will, but not sure what that really means? The structure of an Estate Plan will vary from person to person, but a comprehensive Will should include the following documents: 1. Last Will and Testament 2. Financial Power of Attorney 3. Healthcare Directives A Comprehensive Estate Plan Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document that …

Whitney Houston’s Estate After Bobbi Kristina’s Death

The world is still heartbroken over the news of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death. At just 22 years of age, Whitney Houston’s precious daughter spent six months in critical condition after being found unresponsive in a bathtub — circumstances eerily similar to those of her own mother’s death, and almost three years to the day. Fans and admirers hoped for the …

Ernie Banks’ Family Contests His Will Following Dementia Death

He was the rare sports start to transcend athleticism and become a cultural legend. Ernie Banks, known to millions as “Mr. Sunshine,” spent decades as a star player for the Chicago Cubs. He emerged as an influential figure for race relations in the U.S. and eventually earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. View image | gettyimages.com Banks passed …

Who’d-A-Thunk? Estate Planning is a Ratings Hit!

Estate planning is many things: responsible, important, wise. But the one thing that we estate planning attorneys never quite imagined it would be is good television! View image | gettyimages.com That’s exactly what it is, though! A new TV series called “Strange Inheritance” recently debuted on Fox Business Network (FBN) and it scored the highest premiere ratings in the history …

Could an Irrevocable Trust have prevented Clancy probate battle?

  Tom Clancy: Author, Fan Favorite and Probate Lesson Tom Clancy was a New York Times best-selling American author known for writing thrillers with detailed themes of espionage, military, science, politics, and technology. Unfortunately his last will, testament, and particularly his second supplement to his will lacked the precision of his own writing. Tom Clancy passed away at the age …

Robin Williams’ Family Battles Over His Estate Plan

When Robin Williams passed away, the media lauded his efforts to carefully provide for his family. And sure enough, it looks like he took a lot of precautions to head off the nasty family fights we often hear about in the wake of a celebrity’s death. View image | gettyimages.com Nevertheless, his heirs are in the middle of a heated …

“Glee” Star Cory Monteith’s Estate Revealed

Nearly two years have passed since the shocking death of actor Cory Monteith, but only now are we learning about the outcome of his sizeable estate. The “Glee” star died suddenly of a drug overdose in the summer of 2013, taking the world by tragic surprise and prompting a drastic change of course for his hit TV series. View image …