Tag Archives: Rockwills & Inheritance

Baby boomers and their beneficiaries

According to a Reuters report, most young, wealthy Americans believe it is important to pass money on to their heirs. However, they may be disappointed to learn that their parents do not feel the same way. In an annual survey … Continue reading

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Tommaso the cat inherits from owner

It is not often that one hears about people dying and leaving all or part of their fortunes to animals. Usually when such stories come to light, we hear that it has happened in the western countries. Less so in … Continue reading

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Inheritance scam

I was going through the Spam folder of my email account today, planning to delete all the messages that had accumulated since 8 Oct, and was not particularly surprised to see more than 900 of them caught in the spam … Continue reading

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Dividing an inheritance

I was reading this Q&A item in The Times newspaper recently. Do bear in mind that as this advice was given by a barrister in England and the circumstances refer to UK law, it may not be totally applicable here … Continue reading

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All in a family

Members of a family helping in the business may inherit it when the family head dies but, without an agreement, there may be no legal rights to ownership. IT IS not uncommon in a small family business for other members … Continue reading

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Estate administrator

Who has the right to administer the estate of a deceased? A PERSON making a will can direct how the inheritance is to be passed on. He may also name one or more executors and trustees to administer the estate. … Continue reading

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How well do you care for your parents?

They throw parents out over money. This is a news item that appeared in Singapore’s The New Paper recently, nicely written by a chap named Liew hanqing. It just begs the question: how well do you take care of your … Continue reading

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Don’t be a homeless couple

Moral of this story: don’t be stupid enough to transfer the title of your house to your children during you and your spouse’s lifetime. SIN Chew Daily reports that an elderly couple in Singapore who gave up their duplex to … Continue reading

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Heirs fight for USD5.5 billion

This is a story that was reported in today’s newspapers regarding a fortune of billions that is being challenged in an American court because the deceased did not write a Will: NEWARK, New Jersey: Nine half-siblings fathered by one of … Continue reading

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