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A recent Wall Street Journal article about a fight over a $1 million dollar retirement account reminded me of a similar case I had in my office 25 years ago.  First about the case highlighted in the Journal. To summarize, Jeffrey, single with no children died in 2015.  He had no will.  The majority

In last week’s blog post I talked about how many people are alone without apparent family and that dying alone - from an estate administration perspective - raises issues such as identifying the rightful heirs. For people that don’t have close relationships, they probably have less reason to think about executing

There have been a number of stories in the media about an epidemic of loneliness among the elderly. This is in part because families are smaller and more spread out.  From an estate administration perspective, this means that many of these same people are dying alone and without apparent or at