One-of-a-kind musical legend James Brown was something to behold on a stage when the music kicked in. And a recent Forbes article notes that even now, nearly a dozen years after his death, legions of people still regard the pop/soul icon “with rapt fascination.”
Avid watchers of television crime dramas have undoubtedly run across one or more shows centered on acrimonious family disputes involving a testator's will. Such offerings often spotlight alleged wrongdoing of a serious nature that now promises results so-called will contestants say were not remotely intended by the instrument's creator.
Most American taxpayers likely don’t even know what the acronym OVDP stands for. Those who can readily connect those letters with “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program,” though, probably know quite a bit about that IRS initiative. They know it simultaneously offers hope yet packs a punitive punch.
We have stated many times in our estate planning blog at the Alameda County Law Offices of Connie YI that effective estate administration entails more than the mere protection of family property.
Glen Campbell unquestionably lived large, having a life that fully justifies the many biographies that will certainly surface in the wake of his recent death. The singer/guitarist was a music legend with a broad-based entertainment career spanning decades.
What might interfere most with your expectation as an adult child that mom and dad’s estate plan is going to leave you with “X” amount of money?
Global pop superstar Michael Jackson commanded legendary status for myriad reasons, including his ability to do the iconic and unforgettable “moonwalk” dance move.
Real estate is an unusual asset for a variety of reasons. Properties can take up a significant portion of a decedent’s wealth while also being complex to liquidate or divide. A family home or vacation spot often carries an emotional component for heirs as well.
It’s unlikely that the Black Panther or Spider Man would need any help with this. And a character like the Hulk would certainly confront the challenge in resolute head-on fashion, spending scant little time pounding all obstacles into submission.
We commented on a major IRS announcement in a recent blog post, noting in our March 20 entry that the agency’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program launched back in 2009 will officially terminate on September 28 of this year. We stressed that many Americans holding offshore assets might reasonably “be buoyed” by that news.