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The Beneficiary’s Right to Know the ‘Rain Man’

In the 1988 film “Rain Man,” the estranged son of a millionaire discovers he has been essentially cut out of his father’s estate. Upon his father’s death, Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) inherits a 1949 Buick Roadmaster and a collection of … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for a Viking Funeral

A “Viking funeral” refers an ancient Norse funerary rite whereby the deceased’s bodily remains and prized possessions are put to sea in a wooden boat that is subsequently ignited by a flaming arrow. Though the tradition may be more Hollywood … Continue reading

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Essential Estate Planning: Back to Basics

Two days ago, one of my clients felt his arm go numb. He managed to tell a co-worker, who retrieved the supervisor, who retrieved the phone. After spending two nights in the hospital, he was alright. Shaken, but alright. He had … Continue reading

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