A Verdict Is Found in the Case of Aretha Franklin’s Two Wills

A Verdict Is Found in the Case of Aretha Franklin’s Two Wills

Aretha Franklin owned four homes at the date of her passing in 2018. The emergence of two handwritten wills several months after her death sparked a dispute between her sons. They disagreed on what their mother’s true intentions were concerning her real estate and other assets. Kecalf Franklin and Edward Franklin sought to establish the

The Era of Estate Planning Considerations for Unmarried Couples

By Allison C. Gordon, Esq. “All they keep askin’ me is if I’m gonna be your bride…”-Taylor Swift, Lavender Haze More and more commonly, the answer is “no.” However, an increasing number of couples choose to live together and start families without getting married. In fact, according to research conducted by the Pew Research Center,

The Michael Oher Conservatorship Controversy

Michael Oher’s journey is an incredible story. He had a turbulent upbringing in foster care due to his mother’s struggles with addiction. Despite his difficult childhood, he became a football star at the University of Mississippi, a first-round NFL draft pick, and a Super Bowl champion in 2016. His life inspired the book and Oscar-winning

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) Could Impact Your Estate Plan

Starting on January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will require certain business entities to file a report detailing the ownership of their entity. Lawmakers designed this new law to combat money laundering, tax fraud, and other illegal acts. For this reason, if you have an entity as part of your existing estate plan,

Undoing a Revoked Will

Due to life circumstances changing, it may be necessary to modify estate planning documents. For example, you might decide to revoke your will due to the desire to change beneficiaries or reallocate assets. However, what happens if you experience a change of perspective and wish to reinstate it? There are various methods of undoing a

What Happens to a Leased Car if the Lessee Passes Before the Term Ends?

Leasing a vehicle has become a widely embraced alternative to the conventional method of financing. Leasing arrangements provide the lessee, the individual leasing the vehicle, with reduced monthly payments. Upon completion of the lease term, the vehicle can be easily exchanged for a newer model. Nevertheless, it’s important to note that a lessee does not