Probate abuse clips from (10/31/15)

Self-absorbed millennials? Not the ones who are caregivers for their elders.

The Washington Post

October 24, 2015

Among the benefits of living in an industrialized society is the fact that, as medicine and technology improve, people live longer and the birth rate declines.

But these advances may in fact make life harder for America’s youngest adults, who find themselves increasingly called on to care for aging parents and grandparents even as they are figuring out how to care for themselves. Luckily for them, studies show that millennials are also more willing to be caregivers than previous generations.


Former nurse of French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt found not guilty of exploitation

The Telegraph

October 26, 2015

A French court has found the former nurse of L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt not guilty of exploiting her mental health.

The prosecution conceded on Monday that there was insufficient evidence to prove that 65-year-old Alain Thurin – who tried to hang himself on the eve of the trial – abused the billionaire’s trust in order to be included in her will.


Why Robin Williams Won’t Be Making Millions Beyond The Grave

October 27, 2015

When beloved actor Robin Williams died in August 2014, he left behind a $100 million estate–and a potential fortune in image licensing. But a clause filed in a trust agreement made public this year means his likeness won’t make money for decades to come.

Williams, best-known for films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Morning, Vietnam, filed a deed to put a restriction on the use of his likeness for 25 years after his death. This prevents his name, photograph, voice or signature from being used in any film, advertisement or endorsement until 2039–and limits his future earnings.