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Lessons learned from a galaxy far, far away – CapitalGazette.com

Lessons learned from a galaxy far, far awayCapitalGazette.comThe $4.05 billion sale by George Lucas, the sole owner of Lucasfilm, can be a lesson for all of us in succession and estate planning. First, with Lucas selling his empire to Disney, he is controlling the franchises' destiny. He was able to find a buyer … and more »

EstatePlanning.com Hosts Webinar for the Public On Year-End Wealth Transfer … – IT News Online

EstatePlanning.com Hosts Webinar for the Public On Year-End Wealth Transfer …IT News OnlineMADISON, Wis., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — WealthCounsel®, a nationwide collaborative organization for attorneys and wealth planning professionals, today announced a complimentary webinar for consumers that will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST on … and more »

Superstorm showed need for estate planning for pets – Today.com (blog)

Today.com (blog) Superstorm showed need for estate planning for petsToday.com (blog)Kim Bressant-Kibwe, the trusts and estates counsel for the ASPCA, said she believes that every pet owner should have both a disaster plan and an estate plan to safeguard a four-legged family member. That way, all your bases are covered, she explained, … and more »

‘Spiritual’ estate planning on rise – Sun-Sentinel

Sun-Sentinel 'Spiritual' estate planning on riseSun-Sentinel"Spiritual" estate planning — deciding how to pass down money based on values — is becoming a hot topic for baby boomers who want to make sure their values are passed along with their money, South Florida financial planners say. Bequests to charities … and more »

ESTATE PLANNING: Wills can be used to transfer out of state property – nwitimes.com

ESTATE PLANNING: Wills can be used to transfer out of state propertynwitimes.comESTATE PLANNING: Wills can be used to transfer out of state property. Print Email. 2012-11-11T00:00:00Z ESTATE PLANNING: Wills can be used to transfer out of state propertyChristopher W. Yugo Times Business Columnist nwitimes.com. 17 minutes ago …

Bank of America Is Shifting Into Low Gear – Motley Fool

Bank of America Is Shifting Into Low GearMotley Fool"When it comes to their own estate and business planning … many business owners are missing important steps that could unintentionally jeopardize their [business', employees', and family's] financial security." So says U.S. Trust in its just-released … and more »

High Net Worth U.S. Business Owners Put Company First, Estate Planning Second – Millionaire Corner

The FINANCIAL High Net Worth U.S. Business Owners Put Company First, Estate Planning SecondMillionaire CornerA majority of high net worth U.S. business owners, are focused on growth and job creation, but are putting estate and business planning on the back burner, jeopardizing their own financial security. Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of high net worth …US Trust Survey Finds Majority of…read more →

Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples: 5 Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore – DailyFinance

Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples: 5 Tips You Can't Afford to IgnoreDailyFinanceAs such, estate planning for same-sex couples is critical to ensuring that control over finances, assets, health-related matters, and even children, remains in the hands of the person you intend it to. Here are critical aspects of estate planning that …

Business briefs: Group to provide wills, estate planning to veterans – The News-Press

Business briefs: Group to provide wills, estate planning to veteransThe News-PressVolunteer attorneys will prepare simple wills, advance care directives, and other basic estate planning documents for those who do not currently have these documents. Tax planning and tax advice will not be provided at this event. You must be a Florida …Lawyers to host 'Wills for Heroes' eventNaples Daily News…read more →

Estate planning workshop to be offered in Terry Nov. 26 – Terry Tribune

Estate planning workshop to be offered in Terry Nov. 26Terry TribunePerhaps you feel you have completed your estate plan and either wrote a will or trust and are confident that you now know who receives your property when you pass away, right? Well, says Dr. Marsha Goetting, “you may be wrong if you have also utilized … and more »