Inheritance Cases

Inheritances can come with questions, in addition to assets. Get help understanding how inheritances work, and take a close look at a few famous cases involving them.

Who's the Next of Kin in Case of Inheritance?

State laws dictate the order that assets will be passed down if you die without a will.

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Power of Attorney Requirements in California

California has standardized forms to help you with your power of attorney planning.

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Estate Planning for the Modern Blended Family

In the TV series “Modern Family," dad Jay Pritchett has two grown children and four grandchildren. He also has a second wife, Gloria, who's close to…

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What You Need to Know When You Get an Inheritance

When you find out you're receiving an inheritance, you may have mixed feelings of gratitude and grief. Here's what you need to keep in mind before…

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What You Need to Know About Intestate Inheritance

In the absence of a will, how an estate is divided varies based on a number of factors. Learn what might happen to your property if you fail to leave…

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How to Handle an Inherited 401(k)

Have you inherited a 401(k) plan? Understanding the various considerations involved can help minimize your tax liability and maximize your…

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The Battle Over the Jimi Hendrix Estate

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…

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The Top Ten Strangest Will Bequests

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…

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Administrating the Bob Marley Estate: Are the Marleys Waiting in Vain?

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…

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The Disinherited: Famous Beneficiaries Who Lost Out on Big Fortunes

Along with baseball and apple pie, passing down extreme wealth from one generation to the next is a cherished American tradition. So when the…

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