Last Wills

Get the latest on celebrity wills, probate, dying intestate, estate taxes, gift taxes, problems with wills, legal challenges to wills, unusual wills, and more.

Jun 30, 2011

Selectmen in Milton, Massachusetts, have approved a $5 million proposal to build 23 luxury homes on a former poor farm entrusted to the city by a former governor's last will and testament.

Colonial-era Massachusetts Gov.

Jun 23, 2011

A last will and testament can help an individual endow their assets to the most important people in their life. The money that is left over may go to immediate family members, but certain instances call for a different approach.

Huguette Clark - the heiress to a $400 million Manhattan estate - left $34 million to a Brooklyn private nurse who was charged with caring for the eccentric millionaire, according to the New York Post.

Clark also left $14 million to her goddaughter, but refused to leave any part of her estate to her blood-relatives.

Jun 10, 2011

A last will and testament is an important legal document that can deal with a significant amount of money. Individuals should make sure that the physical papers that contain the wishes of the deceased are in a secure location.

New Jersey Union County Surrogate James S.

Jun 1, 2011

A last will and testament often acts as a final gift to loved ones of the deceased. Gifts and estates are allocated to individual family members or friends as a final goodbye. 

Wellington R. Burt, a king of the lumber trade who died 92 years ago, had delayed the majority of his estate payout until recently.

May 24, 2011

Former Maryland Governor William Schaefer died last month at the age of 89. His last will was filed in Baltimore County and contained the details on how to split up the remains of his $2.4 million estate, according to Baltimore News.

Schaefer left $500,000 and 25 percent of whatever was left in his estate to his longtime aide, Lainy LeBow-Sachs.