Updated Saturday, November 22, 2014 as of 11:39 PM ET

Etta James Saga Illustrates Need for Thoughtful Estate Planning

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
January 24, 2012

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.

Estate of Richard Pratt, Paper Products Billionaire, Defeats Mistress In Court

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
January 17, 2012

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.

Ignored for Years, Rosa Parks' Last Wishes Are Finally Fulfilled

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
January 6, 2012

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.

Another Lawsuit Brewing Because Martin Luther King Jr. Died Without A Will

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
December 14, 2011

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.

Bob Marley Case Is A Great Reminder to Clients About Need For Estate Planning

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
December 6, 2011

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.

Huguette Clark Case Illustrates Importance of Proper Estate Planning

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
November 29, 2011

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’ Estate Planning Serves as an Important Reminder For Clients

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
October 18, 2011

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.

Steve Jobs Understood Estate Planning Complexities, Too

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
October 11, 2011

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.

Tony Curtis Case Brings Estate Planning Issues to Forefront

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
September 20, 2011

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.

Five Ways Joint Ownership Can Sabotage Your Clients’ Estate Planning Efforts

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
September 14, 2011

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.

Why Does Britney Spears Still Have a Conservator?

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
September 7, 2011

Now almost 30 years old and seemingly back at the top of her game, why would the pop superstar still need her father to serve as her conservator? One company claims it’s simply a ploy to duck a deposition in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.

James Brown Squabble Highlights Importance of Proper Estate Planning

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
August 30, 2011

The so-called “Godfather of Soul” passed away on Christmas Day 2006, and generously left his $100 million fortune to a special trust set up to help poor and needy children. Yet, four-and-a-half years later, not one child has seen a cent. Why?

Death of Real Housewives' Russell Armstrong Puts Spotlight on Estate Planning

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
August 23, 2011

Russell Armstrong was the 47-year old husband of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Taylor Armstrong. Tragically, Russell committed suicide on Aug. 15, about one month after Taylor had filed for divorce. His untimely death and the subsequent squabbling by surviving relatives highlight the importance of estate planning whether you're famous or not.

Is 94-Year Old Zsa Zsa Gabor Going To Be A New Mother?

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
August 16, 2011

Zsa Zsa Gabor has never been one to shy away from the limelight. But when does pursuing fame cross the line for a 94-year-old? That point may have come this week, when her husband of 25 years told CNN that he had started the process of donor matching and blood work so he could turn Zsa Zsa into Ma Ma.

Helping Your Clients Protect Their Family Fortunes

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
August 9, 2011

One of the challenges that we have as professionals is motivating our clients to do their estate planning. Our new television special titled "Trial & Heirs: Protect Your Family Fortune!" debuts tonight and we think it will help motivate your clients to take the necessary estate planning steps that many have put off for far too long.


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