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The Fight for a King’s Ransom

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There’s another high-profile inheritance dispute in the news and, as usual, we’re here to weigh in with some legal insights. Brooklyn’s own Larry King was a prolific television and radio host whose career spanned seven decades and 50,000 interviews. Of course, he was an equally prolific spouse, having married eight times to seven different women. So, it’s somewhat fitting that …

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A Stick or a Carrot: Should I Disinherit?

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The “carrot and stick” is a motivational approach that involves offering a “carrot,” or reward, for good behavior, and wielding a “stick” as punishment. Generally, the proponent uses this approach to induce others into a desired behavior or lifestyle. In our more than 40 years of handling estate planning and probate matters, we’ve met some clients who choose to adopt …