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Aretha Franklin's "Couch Will" Deemed VALID!

Posted by Matthew Myers | Jul 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Last week I blogged about this interesting celebrity gossip-the status of Aretha Franklin's estate. Turns out, a Michigan Jury deemed the holographic (handwritten) will that was found stuffed in the couch cushions at the "Queen of Soul's" home valid. Click this link to see if you can decipher the...

Queen of Soul had Will(s) in Couch Cushions

Posted by Matthew Myers | Jul 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” sold over 75 million records sold globally, but failed to properly handle the affairs of her estate prior to her death.  Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018 and her family is still arguing over her estate almost five years later. The issue: which of the t...

Luke Perry’s Estate Plan

Posted by Matthew Myers | Mar 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

March 12, 2019-Texas-In the early 1990s Luke Perry tackled a film role that would change his live forever-“8 Seconds.” Perry was best known for his portrayal of dreamy, heartthrob Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210. The actor's physical resemblance to the main character, rodeo legend, Lane Frost...

Intestacy: You Can’t Take it With You, But….

Posted by Matthew Myers | Jan 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Take control of your destiny, write a Will. LaCoste, Texas-January 8, 2018-Intestacy is when a person dies “without a will.” If you fail to plan for the distribution of your assets after your death, the government is more than happy to provide the necessary leadership. The Texas Estates Code pro...

D.W.I. on N.Y.E. Don’t Do It!

Posted by Matthew Myers | Dec 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don't be this guy on New Year's Eve 2018! San Antonio, Texas-January 29, 2017-A D.W.I. (Driving While Intoxicated) charge is no joke and no way to end your New Year's Eve celebration. In Texas, there's a few other charges to mention that could relate to your New Year's Eve celebration as well: P...

“Baby you’re a Firework!” (but be careful)

Posted by Matthew Myers | Dec 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year's 2018! New Year's Eve is upon us once again and it's time to celebrate! One of the usual trappings of a true New Year's celebration is fireworks. We take a “pass” on the fireworks at our place because of the large number of pets and livestock that don't enjoy the loud and colorf...

Everybody Does It

Posted by Matthew Myers | Oct 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Most all of us procrastinate…I know that I have been guilty on occasion. Whether it is important matters like getting the paperwork ready for the accountant or simply cleaning out the garage. In Forrest Gump Tom Hanks' character told the reporter that “it” happens. The movie alludes to a scenario...

National Make a Will Month?

Posted by Matthew Myers | Sep 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

These days marketing professionals have found a way to consistently bombard us with messaging. LegalZoom has been heralding “National Make a Will Month” for the last three months…August is the actual month that they claim. For fun, I “googled” National Make a Will Month and found several other mo...

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