Disinheriting Your Daughter-in-Law: An Unexpected “Dear Abby”

For generations, “Dear Abby” and “Ask Ann Landers” steered flustered folks toward sensible and socially savvy solutions for everyday problems. Most of those conundrums concerned love, neighborliness, and propriety. Occasionally, they’d tread ever so lightly in problems with the law. We recently came across a “Dear Abby”-type column in Canada’s MoneySense magazine. Its reader asked… Read More »

A Third of American Beneficiaries Squander Their Inheritances

There’s a tendency to think about inheritances like lotteries — you’re lightning-in-a-bottle lucky if you get one. That really isn’t true, though. Sure, multi-million-dollar estates don’t drop into unsuspecting relatives’ laps every day. But more modest estates can still represent a real gain for beneficiaries and their families, and those kinds of inheritances are bequeathed… Read More »

Sibling Rivalry: A Real Concern for Estate Planners

If Frozen has taught us anything, it’s that even the most loving siblings don’t always get along. As a matter of fact, feuding is what brothers and sisters do best. They have a lifetime of experience in that department, after all. It may come as no surprise, then, that sibling rivalry accounts for some of… Read More »