Category: Commentary

Estate looting, probate abuse “stimulus” (part 2)

Is Texas’ population growth a “stimulus” for estate looting, probate abuse? (Part 2) Lou Ann Anderson July 13, 2009 As Texas is home to four of the nation’s 10 fastest-growing cities, a larger population will provide opportunity for increased instances of estate and other probate abuses currently threatening the personal and property rights of Keep Reading…


Seidlin sued in estate looting case

Larry Seidlin, former Anna Nicole Smith judge, sued in estate looting case Lou Ann Anderson July 11, 2009 Though states with high retiree populations like Florida and Texas may be more attractive to financial predators, these acts are occurring nationwide.  The idea that estate looting actions happen quietly and receive minimal media attention even Keep Reading…


Estate looting, probate abuse “stimulus” (part 1)

Is Texas’ population growth a “stimulus” for estate looting, probate abuse? (Part 1) Lou Ann Anderson July 9, 2009 U.S. Census Bureau figures listing Texas as home to four of the nation’s 10 fastest-growing cities is welcomed news in many quarters yet this designation also portends that increased numbers of people are likely to Keep Reading…


Astor trial again delayed

Brooke Astor estate looting trial again delayed Lou Ann Anderson July 8, 2009 Anthony Marshall, the 85-year-old son of the late New York philanthropist Brooke Astor, once again caused his estate looting trial to be delayed after allegedly suffering a dizzy spell and falling inside a courthouse men’s room.  Marshall phoned in sick for Keep Reading…


Jackson estate will add to probate discussion

Jackson estate to enhance discussion of probate pitfalls Lou Ann Anderson July 2, 2009 Michael Jackson’s will has been made public.  Debbie Rowe says “I want my children.”  The DEA is now investigating and the tour might go on.  This story isn’t going away, but as much of the world watches to see how Keep Reading…

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