Hidden Gold and Intestate Succession

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

We have told you before that under the laws of Intestate succession your estate is distributed to your closest living relatives if you pass away without an estate plan or at least a Will. However,...

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The Triathlon Journey Continues

/ By: satwood

Category: General

Dear Family, Friends, Clients & Colleagues: It has been awhile since I wrote about one of my triathlons, so I thought I would share a story about one of my recent events. I hope you...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

William Lewis Moody, Jr. (`865-1954) – Entrepreneur & Philanthropist William Lewis Moody was an American financier and entrepreneur from Galveston, Texas. In 1889, Moody persuaded his father to open a bank. Later, the family acquired...

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Accidental Disinheritance

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Many people do not know that it is possible to pass away and have their children receive no portion of their estates. This is true even when the deceased has a clear intent to makes...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Stephen LaTreal McNair (1973-200) – NFL Football Player Steve McNair was an American football quarterback who spent the majority of his National Football League (NFL) career with the Tennessee Titans. McNair played college football at...

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How Good is a No Contest Clause?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Wills and Trusts

People often ask estate planning attorneys how they can make sure that their wishes are fulfilled after they pass away. People have a legitimate fear that their family will not listen to their wishes and...

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