What if an Heir Predeceases You?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If the person named in your Will as the person to receive the majority of your estate has you and your mother murdered, would you want that person’s heirs to receive the inheritance instead? It...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) – Musician & Songwriter Kurt Cobain was an American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist...

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Randy Rhoads Estate Lawsuit

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

One of the many things that an estate administrator might have to worry about is how the ongoing rights of the deceased are going to be protected. In some estates, everything gets settled at a...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) – 16TH President of the United States, 1861-1865 Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a Whig Party leader. Lincoln is best known for his constant battle to preserve...

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Grounds for Contesting Wills

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Wills and Trusts

Sometimes people seek to contest Wills simply because they do not like the way the deceased distributed his or her property. However, in order to effectively contest a Will, you need to have legal grounds...

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