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Will Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman’s Families Benefit From OJ Simpson’s Estate?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Last updated on

OJ Simpson, known for his NFL career, Heisman Trophy, and being acquitted in the “trial of the century,” died on April 10 from cancer. There are now questions about his estate and if the families of the victims, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, will be able to recover their…

How a Power of Attorney May Protect You From Being a Victim of a "True Crime"

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Plenty of "true crime" stories involve abuse of power of attorney, where a crooked agent takes advantage of an unsuspecting (usually aging) person. These stories are generally terrifying, as it is easy to imagine ourselves being taken advantage of in a similar way. Fortunately, there is good news. Did…

What is a Conservatorship? 5 Basic Questions

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

You may be hearing a lot about conservatorships lately. Conservatorships are legal safety nets for people who cannot care for themselves. A conservatorship is a legal proceeding where a court appoints a person or organization to care for another person who is unable to manage their own affairs. The…

Matthew Perry and the Details of the Curiously Named Living Trust

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Matthew Perry, the late actor of the iconic show Friends, died suddenly in 2023 from the acute effects of ketamine. Now, intriguing details are trending about his will and living trust. Celebrities, like anyone else, should plan for the future with estate planning documents such as a will and…

What Happens to Young Children When Both Parents Die?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

In February of 2024, Stacy Wakefield, wife of former Boston Red Sox pitcher , Tim Wakefield, died within five months of her husband. They left behind two children. When both parents die with minor children, it’s unimaginable, devastating, and rare - — but it does happen. In this case, Wakefield’s children, born in 2004…

Posting Beyond the Grave: What Happens to Your Social Media When You Die?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

When Odysseus became the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon in over 50 years, many people posted on social media about the accomplishment – even Starman and superstar David Bowie. But wait! Isn’t David Bowie dead? Yes. He died in 2016. However, his official Facebook account, …

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