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Publicity Rights When a Celebrity Passes Away

Intellectual property rights are mostly determined by federal law and international agreements. When a copyright holder passes away, it makes little difference where he or she lived. However, publicity rights, which govern who can use a person’s im… Read More
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Paper Claims to Have Identified Prince’s Son

If a California newspaper is correct, then dividing up Prince’s estate will be much easier than previously thought. The paper claims that DNA tests have proven that Prince has a son. Recently, the Minnesota probate judge overseeing the Prince estat… Read More
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New Profession Helps Seniors Move

Moving from a home that you have lived in for decades can be a daunting task, especially when you have to sort through a lifetime’s worth of stuff—not all of which will fit into your new home. Senior move managers specialize in making such moves… 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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Joan Rivers' Estate Sale

Collectors are eager to bid on a collection of valuable items that will go up for auction at a sale of Joan Rivers' estate in June. Joan Rivers never kept it a secret that she loved luxurious things and was an avid collector of fine items. Follo… 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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Sumner Redstone Competency Challenged Again

Only two weeks after Sumner Redstone successfully defended himself against one attempt to declare him incompetent to handle his own affairs another battle over the same issue has begun. The effort by Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend to have the m… Read More
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Celebrities without Estate Plans

Prince is not the first famous person to pass away unexpectedly without an estate plan. With Prince's estate in the news the public is getting a close look at what happens when a celebrity passes away without having created a will. Prince, howev… Read More
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More Potential Prince Heirs Come Forward

In the developing saga to settle Prince's estate two more people have come forward claiming to be his heirs. When news broke that the musician Prince did not have an estate plan experts were quick to predict that there would be multiple claims m… Read More
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Prince Estate Moves Forward with Special Administrator

A Minnesota judge appointed a special administrator to oversee the estate of Prince. For now the musician's siblings and half-siblings all appear to be in agreement, but potential problems loom for the estate. In a short hearing on May 2, 2016,… Read More
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