AARP Probate Wars of the Rich and Famous: An Insider's Guide to Estate and Probate Litigation

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 23, 2012 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
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Surrogate Court dockets are filled with cases involving family members fighting over the assets and intentions of a deceased parent or spouse. Probate Wars of the Rich & Famous: An Insider’s Guide to Estate Planning and Probate Litigation tracks the estate litigation cases of Anna Nicole Smith, Brooke Astor, Michael Jackson, Nina Wang, Jerry Garcia and Leona Helmsley and identifies the five universal factors that caused such disputes. Each chapter provides estate planning insights designed to help individuals plan their estates without causing litigation. If, however, probate litigation cannot be avoided, the book also provides invaluable lessons about undue influence claims, how to remove a fiduciary, demanding an estate accounting and claims seeking to set aside lifetime transfers that undermined the decedents intentions. Few - if any – estate planning books utilize colorful celebrity accounts to provide meaningful insights and actionable advice.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Stripping and Being Stripped
and Children from a Prior Marriage
The Benevolent Queen of Mean
A Sweet and Sour Legacy
Is This
Lessons from the Dead
At the End of the
Probate Litigation Fact Sheet
Bibliography
Index
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