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.

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

The "next of kin" concept isn't complicated, but it does vary by state and also determines who inherits if you die without a will.

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

Marley's Rastafarian faith prohibited a belief in death. Creating a last will and testament simply wasn't an option.

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What Happens When You File a Claim Against a Probated Estate?

You may be able to collect the debt from someone who has passed away by making a claim against the person's estate.

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 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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