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More Controversy for Michael Jackson's Estate

Michael Jackson's estate has enough legal problems and certainly did not need any more controversy, especially the latest publicity nightmare to hit the news. The estate of Michael Jackson is currently embroiled in a fierce battle with the IRS o… Read More
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Felon Is Not Prince's Son

According to reports the Colorado inmate who claimed to be Prince's long lost son has been determined to not be related to the deceased musician. In the first of what will most likely be many paternity determinations in the estate of Prince, it… Read More
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Media Denied Hearing in Prince Case

The judge overseeing the probate case concerning Prince's estate has denied a request from several media companies to be heard in the case. However, questions about media access to the case have not been definitively answered. The issue of havin… Read More
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Undue Influence Can Turn Out to Be Costly

If undue influence over an elderly person can be proven there may be a price to pay. Sometimes undue influence can turn out to be costly as the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports in "Ex-Derzon Coins operator ordered to pay estate $1.2… Read More
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Estates with Valuable Art Works Can Face Problems with IRS

Artwork valued over $50,000 can create an unexpected estate tax bill. Because appraisals on expensive artwork can vary estates can face some difficult issues with the IRS as Barron's discusses in "How Art Can Blow Apart Your Estate," c… Read More
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Phil Taylor Left Nothing to Missing Wife

The recently deceased former Motorhead drummer, Phil Taylor, had a long-lost wife. He left nothing for her in his will. Phil Taylor, known to fans as Filthy Animal, was a long-time drummer for the legendary hard rock band Motorhead. Although Taylor h… Read More
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Who Profits From the Sumner Redstone Situation?

The continuing battles over Sumner Redstone's competency in court and the media is not profiting shareholders in the companies that he owns, but someone is profiting from the situation. The current fight over Sumner Redstone's competency an… Read More
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Things Prince Can Teach You about Estate Planning

You have probably heard that Prince died without a will. There are important things about estate planning that you can learn from that. Despite a net worth of millions of dollars the musician Prince never had a will drafted or any other form of estat… Read More
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The Bizarre Battle Over B.B. King's Estate

It might have been physically impossible for the late musician B.B. King to have children, yet he claimed that he had 15 of them. Those who survive are in a strange battle over his estate. According to B.B. King's biographer, the musician was to… Read More
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The Greatest of All Time's Estate

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali recently passed away. The details of his estate plan are not yet known, but he left behind a large estate and family. With the passing of Muhammad Ali, a true sports icon has left the scene. At this early stage it is not ye… Read More
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