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April 2013 Archives

Younger generations choose cash over collections

For many individuals in their 70s, 80s and 90s; the memories of growing up during a time of great economic depression has stayed with them their entire lives. For these individuals, belongings as a child were often few. As these men and women aged, however, many acquired vast collections and heirlooms that became prized possessions. For younger generations, inheriting the possessions of past generations poses a real dilemma.

Google provides estate planning option for online accounts

When contemplating estate planning matters, most California residents likely think about documents such as a will or trust. With the advent of the digital age, however, questions related to estate planning matters and an individual's virtual identity have become a growing issue.

Vidal Sassoon disinherits son in will

When discussing estate planning manners, most tend to focus on ensuring that assets and property pass as easily and quickly as possible to loved ones. Wills and trusts are primarily used to accomplish the transfer of wealth upon a loved one's death. In some cases, however, these same estate planning vehicles can be used to accomplish the exact opposite.

Legal battle brews over Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal effects

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. At the time of his death, King was 39-years-old and had roughly $30,000 dollars to his name. Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely known as one of the most prominent and influential civil rights leaders in American history. As such, his personal effects and writings are worth far more today than during his lifetime.