Matthew Perry died at the end of 2023. While it seems unlikely that Matthew’s estate will end up embroiled in a court battle as we see with other celebrity estates, that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn anything from his death and Estate Plan.
Planning is important for your income taxation during life as well as for any estate tax at death. Even though 2024 is just starting, it’s not too early to think about planning for whatever it may bring your way.
It’s rare that a movie centers on an archaic estate planning issue, but that’s exactly what Martin Scorsese’s latest film does. While the movie received critical acclaim, it contained a surprising plot centered on real-life Estate Planning issues and the lengths to which certain individuals went to steal from the Osage Indian Tribe. This second in the series explores the real-life application of Estate Planning in the movies.
Scammers will use any leverage possible to separate you from your money. This includes preying upon a grandparent’s love and concern for their grandchildren. The so-called grandparent scams are among the most popular scams targeting the elderly and rely upon details gleaned from social media sites to make the call seem realistic. It’s important to recognize the signs of potential scams and understand how to guard against them.
It’s rare that a movie centers on an archaic estate planning issue, but that’s exactly what Martin Scorsese’s latest film does. Recently Killers of the Flower Moon was released in theaters to critical acclaim. That’s no surprise. The surprise is that the central conflict of the movie focuses on several Estate Planning issues and provides real-life lessons for all of us.