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“Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright”…Or Is It?

Bob Marley, the singer famous for the song Three Little Birds, whose chorus was: “Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright” passed away on May 11th,1981, without a will, with a fortune, and with at least eleven children from several different mothers, one of whom was his wife. The court [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:55:15+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on “Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright”…Or Is It?

What is an In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause?

My late mother used to say no one owes you an inheritance, but what did she mean? Wouldn’t most people expect to inherit from their parent? The answer is that a will reflects the testator’s wishes, not their heirs’ expectations. Hence the In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause. Most of the time, people want to [...]

By | 2019-05-18T09:08:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on What is an In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause?