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A bad seed indeed: There's a fine line between slayer and heir p3

We are still talking about slayer statutes and what happens to the heir or beneficiary who is responsible for the death of the testator/grantor. As we have said, you cannot kill your father, be convicted of the crime and still inherit his millions. Pennsylvania follows the model rule by approaching these instances as if the slayer had died before the victim.

Hedge fund founder's death marks import of contingency planning

In the course of estate planning, one of the most important questions a person in Pennsylvania may want to address is, what if? One of the key advantages of going through the exercise of formalizing an estate plan is that it requires thinking beyond the here and now. And when you are trying to anticipate for some future vision, asking the question above helps.

What are key lessons from the Robin Williams estate dispute?

When news about the suicide death of actor and comedian Robin Williams broke there was a lot of shock here in Pennsylvania and all around the world. He was a beloved entertainer who had a gift for making others laugh. Apparently few fathomed how deeply depressed he was.

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