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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Wills and Probate by Sylvia Hsieh  
Estate Planning Misstep Costs James Gandolfini Heirs $30M

A month after his untimely death, James Gandolfini’s will is now being picked apart like Tony Soprano’s brain at a therapy session with Dr. Melfi. The 51-year-old Gandolfini left a will that is now public for his estimated $70 million estate. Drafted in December 2012, it leaves 20 percent to his wife Deborah Lin, 30 percent each to his two sisters and 20 percent to his newborn daughter Liliana, an existing trust of unknown amount to his son Michael along …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning Wills and Probate by Michele Bowman  
Your Child’s Marriage and Rewriting Your Will

If Valentine’s Day results in the announcement of an engagement for one of your children, lawyers say it’s time to start thinking about how your own legal affairs are structured. And while you’re at it, you may need to offer a little good old-fashioned parental advice for your googly-eyed child.   Think Ahead Once an engagement happens, the wheels start turning for the parents. “I typically see parents getting their wills drafted for the first time when their kids get …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning Taxation by Michele Bowman  
Experts to $580M Powerball Winners: “Shut Up”

It’s a dream come true for at least two Americans: on Nov. 29, lottery officials announced that two tickets – one in Arizona and one in Missouri – matched the winning numbers drawn in the Nov. 28 massive Powerball lottery, which is worth almost $580 million. The Missouri winning ticket-holders will be revealed on Nov. 30. While we wait for the lucky Arizona winners to come forward (and continue to read all the news stories interviewing ticket purchasers about what …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Sylvia Hsieh  
Siblings Call Michael Jackson’s Will a ‘Fake’

Five of Michael Jackson’s siblings who were left out of his will are calling the document a fake and claim his lawyers forged the King of Pop’s signature. Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie, Randy, and Tito Jackson have questioned the date the document was signed, claiming that their brother was in New York on the date the will was signed in California. The will, probated in Los Angeles, put his assets in a trust for his three children and his mother Katherine, 82, …

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