What happens to your online records when you’re gone?

On July 25, 2012

It seems that just about every move we make these days has a digital component to it. Our bank accounts are online, along with our bills for the mortgage, utilities, and cellphone. We put our memories on photo-sharing websites and even share our thoughts with hundreds of people on Facebook. In many respects we lead a double life on our computers and smartphones. To engage in each of these activities, we need an account, and each account has an ID…
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Appointment of conservator for Zsa Zsa Gabor ends family feud

On July 18, 2012

Colorado residents who have been following the ongoing feud between Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband and her daughter may have heard that a judge recently designated a temporary conservator for the 95-year-old actress. The conservatorship decision has resulted in a truce between the two relatives, who have battled for years over decisions on Gabor’s care and her estate. Gabor’s ninth husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, will act as temporary conservator, a decision that satisfies his stepdaughter. Although Francesca Hilton has consistently…
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Colorado trustee admits to mishandling elderly client’s accounts

On July 11, 2012

Choosing a professional to help manage your assets isn’t a decision that should be made lightly. Whether you’re looking for a trustee, a conservator or a power of attorney, you want to make sure that the person who makes financial decisions on your behalf is trustworthy. As we get much older, this task can become more difficult; there are simply too many people willing to take advantage of elderly and vulnerable people. An example is the case of a man…
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Living trusts vs. wills: Their differences matter to you

On July 5, 2012

Amid the fallout from Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky’s conviction last month was an issue that seemed to matter more to the press than to general followers of the case: The contents of his former boss’s will. Joe Paterno’s family sought to keep the will unavailable to the public. A tabloid newspaper filed a motion to unseal it, but almost as quickly, Paterno’s family decided to allow it to go public. Members of the public could have benefited from…
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