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Today’s grave robbers exploit the dead, harm the living

21st Century Grave Robbers:  Exploit the Dead, Harm the Living, Part 1 Lou Ann Anderson January 28, 2009 www.EstateofDenial.com Inheritance rights are becoming an increasingly contentious issue here in the U.S. as growing numbers of Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases surface.  That is, efforts to divert assets (via wills, trusts or guardianships) in a Keep Reading…

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Boomers at risk of estate looters

Boomers to Become “Rich” Targets for Estate Looters Lou Ann Anderson December 12, 2008 www.EstateofDenial.com “Gone to Texas” was a phrase used by Americans immigrating to Texas in the 19th century and is applicable again today as the Baby Boomers (Americans born 1946-1964) begin to retire and relocate, as in times past, to Texas.  Georgetown, Keep Reading…

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Estate looting of the rich and famous (and how it can happen to you)

Estate Looting of the Rich and Famous (and How It Can Happen to You) Lou Ann Anderson November 18, 2008 www.EstateofDenial.com The legal profession is not generally well regarded.  A particularly heinous sub-culture surrounds the probate industry in which lawyers and select clients (wannabe heirs, disgruntled family members, etc.) use probate venues and/or estate planning Keep Reading…

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Probate and switch

Probate and Switch Lou Ann Anderson September 1, 2008 www.EstateofDenial.com Bait-and-switch tactics have long been part of America’s commercial landscape.  While routinely associated with retail categories ranging from electronics to cars, other industries including travel, real estate and even financial institutions (subprime lenders) have earned well-documented reputations for engaging in these actions.  One having escaped Keep Reading…

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Inheritance in America: rights v. slights

Inheritance in America:  Rights v. Slights Lou Ann Anderson August 8, 2008 www.EstateofDenial.com Rights of inheritance, the tradition of designating heirs to receive property or other assets upon one’s death, are a long-standing American institution currently under assault.  The term “dying wish” would not be ingrained into our culture were it not a time-honored tradition Keep Reading…

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