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Along with baseball and apple pie, passing down extreme wealth from one generation to the next is a cherished American tradition. So when the occasional high-profile beneficiary is left out in the cold, the public is naturally eager for details. more...

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Jimi Hendrix discovered his gift on a $5 acoustic guitar when he was thirteen years old, and despite a lack of formal training and releasing just three albums during his lifetime, he remains one of the most influential musicians of all time. His legendary genius continues through each generation who discovers him. But he also has another, less admirable legacy—a decidedly legal one. more...

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Even the cancer that was overtaking his body could not convince reggae pioneer Bob Marley to write a will. Marley's Rastafarian faith prohibited a belief in death. Creating a last will and testament simply wasn't an option. Marley's concern for his wife and children drove him to ask his attorney about the consequences of dying without a will. He was told, essentially, that "everything's gonna be all right." No will, no cry? Quite the contrary. more...

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Ah the rich and famous. They seem to have it all and more. more...

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Perhaps the war between the Marshalls is the 21st century version of the Hatfields and McCoys or the Montagues and Capulets. Like every famous family feud, this one started with a fight over love and money. For now, it looks like Vickie Lynn Marshall, a.k.a. Anna Nicole Smith, has won a Supreme Court battle. Read more to find out why Anna Nicole won her case. more...

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When Anna Nicole Smith died on February 8, she left behind a 5-month-old daughter and a tabloid-worthy trail of legal uncertainties: her potential inheritance from husband J. Howard Marshall II, the paternity and custody of her daughter, Dannielynn, and her purported marriage to lawyer Howard K. Stern to name a few. How will this all wrap up? Chances are, not very neatly and not very quickly either. more...

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What possesses people to make strange wills? Perhaps it is the idea that this is their chance to "have the last word" with their families. Maybe, it is the chance to do something after death that they could not do in life. Whatever the motive, there have been a number of requests that are just down right weird. Here are the ten that topped our list of the most bizarre. more...

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When the Godfather of Soul James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006, it took another 2 ? months before he was buried because of family feuding. It should come as no surprise, then, that his estate continues to hang in limbo. more...

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A death in the family and the legal disputes that follow can tear even the closest of families apart. But when the estate is substantial and the people involved are famous, it can get even meaner. Do you want to know which family feuds made our list? more...

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With an inheritance potentially worth millions of dollars, numerous contentious legal battles, and an out-dated last will and testament, the untimely passing of Anna Nicole Smith may be the most complicated and litigious celebrity death ever. However, the confusion and uncertainty surrounding her estate and custody of her infant daughter, Dannielynn, could have been avoided by following a few simple estate planning tips. more...

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