Update Your Statutory Durable Power of Attorney

Estate planning is a curious thing.  It’s sort of like a dreaded household chore… think of taking out the garbage. You may put off taking out the garbage until the bin is full, then see if you can squeeze a little more in so that you can wait a little longer. When you...

Who was Melvin Dummar?

Melvin Dummar was at the center of a story about a contested will.   This story was played out on the front pages of newspapers all over the country, in 1976.  In this story, the decedent was Howard Hughes – a flamboyant, mega-rich, eccentric icon of American...

More Money Than She Knew What to Do With

The 2013 book “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune,” was a #1 New York Times bestseller in the fall of 2013.  It is the story of a young heiress to an copper mining fortune, her life, and her...