Trial and Heirs

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say it’s not too late to help your clients tackle an issue that should be among their most important resolutions in the New Year: estate planning.

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say the billonaire's case serves as a reminder that too many people make the estate planning mistake of relying on verbal or written promises that contradict their will or trust.

It took years for the great civil right activist’s final wishes to finally be honored, something that legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say could have been resolved much sooner had she done a better job – or had better advice and professional assistance – with her estate planning.

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say there’s no doubting the greatness of Martin Luther King Jr. However, he made a mistake common among millions of Americans: He didn't have a will.

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say events surrounding his estate have been anything but consistent with his musical legacy. In the 30 years since his death, his estate has seen far too many court fights, lawsuits and money-grabs to count. And that legacy of fighting over money doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon.

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say the intrigue and legal wrangling surrounding the copper heiress’s $400 million estate serve as a stark reminder that everyone -- wealthy or not -- needs to get proper estate planning advice from their financial advisor before it’s too late.

Al Davis, the long-time principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders, died last week at age 82. As legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras point out, estate taxes are huge concern for NFL owners and it appears that Davis, unlike other professional sports owners, made the necessary arrangements to keep the franchise under his heirs’ control.

Soon after the tragic news of Steve Jobs' death broke, people began wondering what would become of the Apple co-founder and innovator extraordinaire's fortune. Forbes recently estimated Jobs’ wealth at $7 billion. According to legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras, it appears Jobs had his estate planning act together.

An auction of the deceased actor’s memorabilia, clothes and other property recently garnered more than $1 million but none of his five children, including actress Jamie Lee Curtis, have yet to receive a dime. And, from most indications, that’s exactly the way the “Some Like It Hot” star wanted it.

Celebrities are not the only ones to make mistakes with their estate planning. It happens to people all across the country on a regular basis. According to legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras, one of the most common estate planning mistakes that people make is joint ownership.

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