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‘Family Feud’ brings probate abuse to mainstream music

On their Hell on Heels debut album,  a new group called the Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Pressley) has a song entitled Family Feud. Heads up legal industry!  Country music has a long legacy of capturing American life stories.  When mainstream music picks up grave robbing and estate looting as one of Keep Reading…

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U.K. legal industry seeks to silence ‘Solicitors from Hell’ web site

Our favorite kinds of activists are those who know how to work an issue with style and flair – maybe adding humor, adopting an edgy writing style, using satire – something, anything more than a staid, dry presentation of information or opinion.  Solicitors from Hell, a U.K.-based web site, totally fits this bill. The site Keep Reading…

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Last Will and Embezzlement exposes exploitation, victimization of elderly

Last Will and Embezzlement, set for release fall 2011, is a documentary examining the exploitation and victimization of the elderly.  The project’s web site provides this description: Last Will and Embezzlement is a documentary which examines the exploitation and victimization of the elderly, inspired by the recent true-life events in the family of Starjack partner, Keep Reading…

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Beavers to lead committee on judicial reform (TN)

It’s good news to hear that Tennessee Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, was appointed to lead a committee on judicial reform.  With the questionable acts this site has reported on in Nashville’s probate court, we know that judicial reform is indeed needed – in Tennessee, but also in plenty of other states including our home Keep Reading…

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Contrived probate disputes unlikely topic in “proper estate planning” discussions

Call us jaded, but suggestions of how to avoid “unforeseen” estate issues never seem to take into account the real ugliness at work in today’s world whereby individuals – both inside and outside the legal profession – often contrive probate disputes.  All the “proper estate planning” in the world can’t stop an estate from being Keep Reading…

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