Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Celebrity Estate Planning goes awry Pt. 1

Whether famous or just regular folks, we are reminded by the following anecdote that a few extra steps in your estate planning will deliver on your intentions.
Stieg Larsson

This Swedish writer of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo novel trilogy may have written gripping stories about women as victims, but unfortunately in his non-fictional world he left his own girlfriend of 32 years a victim when he passed away without a will, leaving his entire estate to be divided between his father and brother according to Swedish law.
The obvious Lesson: Estate planning is even more important when you’re in a non-married relationship since your partner won’t necessarily have the same privileges and protections as a spouse.

If you are cohabiting and unmarried, Stieg Larsson is a reminder that you should call me, because we should talk.

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