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Harper Lee’s Will Unveiled

Harper Lee valued her privacy while she was alive. Her will suggests that she also values it in death. After writing To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee mostly kept out of the public eye. She did not release another book for decades and made very few appearances. She died in 2016. Journalists and literary historians…

Treating Children Equally – Or Not

Every parent with multiple children knows that despite being raised in the same house, they all turn out differently. They have different abilities and often very different attitudes about things. Children also have different levels of financial responsibility.  Nevertheless, most parents do want to leave all their children an equal inheritance and they do not…

Blended Families and Trust

Blended families are often the ultimate source of problems in estate litigation. When there are children from multiple marriages and stepparents who all have a potential stake in an estate, fights over the estate are more likely to occur. Those in blended families just have fewer bonds than more traditional families. The Financial Timesrecently discussed…

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