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What You Need “To-Do” with Your Estate Plan

Jennifer Walker Estate Law, Estate Planning, West Chester PA Estate Planning

Your estate plan should not be seen as a static document. You need to continuously monitor it to make sure it is up to date and accurately reflects your wishes. It is often suggested that you do so annually at a minimum. For non-professionals, however, this can be challenging. Why? Because they do not know what all needs to be …

Turning Yourself into a Diamond

Jennifer Walker Estate Law, Estate Planning, West Chester PA Estate Planning, Wills

Diamonds are relatively common and easy to make. All you need is some carbon placed under immense pressure and a diamond will form. In nature this process takes a very long time. However, with modern machinery diamonds can be made quickly. One company has a novel source for the carbon that will be used to create a diamond: you. The …

Did a New York Woman Scam Her Own Daughter’s Inheritance?

Jennifer Walker Estate Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, West Chester PA Estate Planning, Wills

Vanessa Nieves was a minor when her father was shot and killed in a Florida robbery in 2006. A trust was created for Nieves to hold insurance proceeds until she turned 18. However, five years later, Nieves’ mother presented her with some paperwork that Nieves signed. She now claims her mother told her the paperwork would merely change the terms …

Fight over Robin William’s Estate

Jennifer Walker Estate Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, West Chester PA Estate Planning, Wills

After the suicide of Robin Williams, the public soon learned that his estate plan called for everything to be left in trust for his children. Williams was praised for his proper estate planning and for acting to take care of his family before taking his own life. Recently, however, news has broken that his widow has filed a petition with …

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Help Wanted: Daughter to Inherit Fortune

Jennifer Walker Estate Law, Estate Planning, Medical Directives, Power of Attorney, Trusts, West Chester PA Estate Planning

It is ordinarily assumed that wealthy people will leave the majority of their assets to their children. However, if a wealthy person does not have any children, then something else needs to be done with the assets. Most people in that situation have some idea of what they want to do. They have someone else in mind to inherit the …