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Salvador Dalí

July 7th, 2017

This week the Telegraph reported that Salvador Dalí’s body will be exhumed as part of a lawsuit involving his purported illegitimate daughter and her claim to his estate.  Pilar Abel Martínez, a psychic fortune-teller and resident of Dalí’s hometown, Figueres, Spain, has claimed since 2007 that she is the artist’s forgotten daughter.  According to Ms….


The Limited Effectiveness of “No Contest” Clauses in California Trust & Estate Litigation

June 12th, 2017

One of the biggest misconceptions in California trust litigation concerns the effectiveness of no contest clauses.  This article explains no contest clauses and their limited effectiveness in California trust and estate litigation. _________________ A “no contest clause,” according to California Probate Code section 21310(c), is “a provision in an otherwise valid instrument that, if enforced, would…


Prince’s Estate Dispute

February 21st, 2017

On April 21, 2016, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park complex in Minnesota from an accidental overdose. With no recognized Will or established Trust, Prince left behind an estate valued between $100 – $300 million.  This estimate does not include: current and future income, including royalties from music sales after Prince’s death tickets sales…

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