Category Archives: WIlls/ Trusts/ Estate Planning

ESTATE PLANNING: Common Law Marriages and Estate Distribution | nwitimes.com | Christopher Yugo Times Business Columnist | 9/2/12

Q: My mother passed away several years ago and my father has recently started living with a woman. It seems unlikely they will marry. If he should pass away, what rights will she have to his home? How will we … Continue reading

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Father Requires His Gay Son To Marry a Woman For His Child To Inherit | Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog | 8/21/12

From the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Robert Mandelbaum is a gay Manhattan Criminal Court judge.  His father, Frank Mandelbaum founded the ID-verification firm Intellicheck and recently died with a very large fortune.  In his will, Frank left behind … Continue reading

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Feds Dock Social Security For Unpaid College Loans | SmartMoney.com | ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS | 8/7/12

More retirees are falling behind on student debt, and Uncle Sam is coming after their benefits. Falling behind on student loan payments can squash a borrower’s hopes of building savings, buying a home or even finding work. Now, thousands of … Continue reading

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How We Die (Chart Graph) | Washington Post | Sarah Kliff | 6/22/12

The New England Journal of Medicine looks through 200 years of back issues to understand how we die differently: 1900 Top Causes: Pneumonia or Influenza Tuberculosis Gastrointestinal  Infections 2010 Top Causes: Heart Disease Cancer Noninfectious Airways Diseases For full article … Continue reading

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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Reverse Mortgages | 7/14/12

In theory, a reverse mortgage can help under-saved retirees, but trends show that it is being used in ways that may harm these retirees in the long run as many more homeowners are exhausting much of their home equity as … Continue reading

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