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$500,000 Found in House Walls Belongs to Estate, Not Homeowners

You buy a dilapidated house and in the course of renovations you find a huge amount of money hidden in the walls ... 

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Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

An elderly Pennsylvania husband and wife are being asked to pay their deceased adult son's medical bills under a law making family members responsible for a loved ones' unpaid bills. 

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Former SEC General Counsel Settles Claim Over Madoff Profits Inherited From Mom

The former top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission will return all of the profits that he and his two brothers inheri...

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What Is Asset Protection Planning?

Asset protection planning is about protecting your assets from creditors -- and it is not just for the super-wealthy...

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Dealing with a Deceased Loved One's Debt Collectors

The last thing anyone wants after the death of a family member is calls from debt collectors dunning the loved one's estate.

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Do Frequent Flier Miles Expire When You Do?

Accumulated frequent flier miles can be valuable assets, but what happens to those miles after somene dies?  Can a spouse or other heirs inherit them, or do the miles simply evaporate like a contrail?

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Pre-Paid Funeral Plans: Buyer Beware

Funerals rank among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make.A traditional funeral costs about $...

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The Different Ways Lawyers Can Charge for Their Work

Lawyers’ fees vary greatly and their systems of charging fees vary as well.  

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