Estate of Denial news clips (2/19/16)

Tom Benson family feud: Texas settlement to be finalized in one week (TX/LA)

The New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 12, 2016.

A legal settlement between Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his estranged daughter over a disputed family trust fund — for now being kept secret — is set to be finalized in a courtroom in San Antonio in one week, an attorney involved in the litigation said Friday (Feb. 12).

Bexar County Probate Judge Tom Rickhoff on Friday asked attorneys for the 88-year-old billionaire and his daughter Renee Benson to present orders on Feb. 19 that would implement the settlement agreement, which was reached after a  mediation session last month.


EDITORIAL: This ‘free lunch’ will scare you, cost you (AZ)

Green Valley News

February 16, 2016

Over the past two weeks, we have had over a dozen phone calls from clients who received something in the mail from an outfit in the Phoenix area who is to be hosting a “free” lunch seminar in Green Valley in the very near future.

The clients who called were scared, panicked and upset to read that their “Will cannot effectively transfer title of their property upon their deaths without being probated” [paraphrasing the actual wording in the mailing]. And, of course, the mailing went onto say that “the only way to transfer title of your property after your death and to avoid probate is to have a living trust” [again, paraphrasing].