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Herbert E. Nass has written books and magazine articles

Books


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In The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes, author Herbert Nass, an estate planner for some of today’s most famous celebrities, offers an entertaining look at what not to do when setting up an estate plan, or administering an estate. By examining the mistakes made by some of the most well-known celebrities-from Bob Marley to John F. Kennedy, Sr. and Jr.-this book will guide readers toward making a successful estate plan and help them avoid many common pitfalls. Chapters cover such topics as: mistakes involving tangible personal property, real estate, executors and trustees, minors, or persons with disabilities; as well as disgruntled family and friends left behind.

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The rich and famous have always commanded a special fascination, alive or dead. Here is a collection of weird, quirky, and fascinating wills of over 100 celebrated individuals. Readers will discover: what the famous Howard Hughes.

Articles


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By Herbert E. Nass

The Last Wills and Testaments of two of our most admired dearly departed celebrities, paralyzed actor Christopher Reeve and blind singer Ray Charles, highlight how each of them provided for his family and duly executed his estate plan despite the serious physical disability that they each endured....

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It could've gotten ugly. There certainly were enough high-powered lawyers on the case and enough money at stake. But apparently, everybody involved decided that Trouble wasn't worth it. Trouble the dog, that is...

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By Herbert E. Nass

Robert Craig Knievel, purportedly nicknamed "Evel" by police after an arrest for stealing hubcaps off cars, was born on Oct. 17, 1938 in Butte, Mont., and died in Clearwater, Fla., on Nov . 20, 2007, at the age of 69...

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Legendary screen actor Paul Newman probably died a wealthy man. We can't know for sure just looking at his will. But we can see that the will was as smart and straight-forward as Newman's career...

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The shock of actor Heath Ledger's untimely death has passed, but questions still linger. Although only 28 when he died, Ledger had a will...

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0n April 17, 2007 , the nation lost a grande dame of the arts and culture: Kitty Carlisle Hart, chair of the New York State Council on the Arts from 1976 to 1996 , a woman who had an extraordinarily long and varied career in show business...

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By Herbert E. Nass

From Mark Twain's final days in Redding, Conn. to Marlon Brando's last tango in Los Angeles, wills drafted by the rich and famous testify to the dramatic changes in American culture during the past 100 years...

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