Estate Planning


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Feng Shui Master v. Little Sweetie

On February 2, a judge in Hong Kong denied Tony Chan's claim to the estate of Nina Wang, a real estate tycoon who was estimated to be worth more than four billion dollars.  Wang died in 2007, and Chan claimed…



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Leona Helmsley Leaves $12 Million to Dog

The Associated Press reports today that Leona Helmsley, the billionaire who became notorious in the 1980s for saying "Only the little people pay taxes," and who died earlier this month, has left $12 million to her dog. Helmsley’s will, made…


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Hong Kong Tycoon Leaves Everything to Feng Shui Master

And you thought feng shui was just a charade.  Nina Wang didn’t, and she was the richest woman in Asia, and the 154th richest person in the world, according to Forbes Magazine.  Wang, who died earlier this month, was appropriately…


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Rich Hope to Freeze Assets as Well as Heads

Hundreds of people, maybe more, currently plan to join Ted Williams’s head in frozen storage when they die, hoping that medical technology will advance to the point that they can be reanimated and revived.  The Wall Street Journal reported on…


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Supreme Court Will Hear Anna Nicole Smith’s Case

CNN reports today that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of Anna Nicole Smith, stripper-turned-Playmate-turned-reality-TV-star who is seeking $474 million from the estate of her husband, who was 89 when she married him, and who is now unsurprisingly…