American Sniper’s Estate in the Crosshairs

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

While alive, Chris Kyle told friends and business associates that he viewed any profits from his memoir American Sniper as “blood money.” The legendary Navy SEAL, whose account of his four tours of duty in Iraq was adapted into the Clint Eastwood movie that is up for six Oscars including best picture, maintained that he wanted the money to go …

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 …