Rosa Parks' Legacy Stained By Court Feud, Wild Accusations Of Corruption

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
August 6, 2012

Fighting over estates is never pretty. These court battles are emotional, draining, and sometimes downright nasty for everyone involved. When they happen to the estate of a beloved American icon, it's even more tragic.

Kinkade Brouhaha Provides Sobering Estate Planning Lessons

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
July 10, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras say the untimely death and shoddy estate planning efforts of renowned artist Thomas Kinkade serve as a prime example of why clients should update their wills on a regular – and sober – basis.

The Gore-Tex Succession Plan Stands Up To An Unusual Challenge

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
June 4, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras say that the inventors of Gore-Tex, the breathable, waterproof fabric used by many outdoorsmen, illustrate why advanced estate planning is critical.

Gary Coleman Estate Fight Provides Another Planning Lesson

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
May 21, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras say the saga surrounding the estate of one-time child TV star Gary Coleman provides yet another learning opportunity for advisors and their estate planning clients.

Reese Witherspoon Bigamy Case Serves as Cautionary Tale for Advisors, Clients

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
May 15, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras say advisors can point to the bigamy scandal surrounding actress Reese Witherspoon’s family as yet another example of why it’s so important for clients to have their estate planning and legal affairs in order.

Don't Let Your Wealthiest Clients Overlook Their Estate Planning

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
May 1, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras say even the most savvy and successful entrepreneurs are counting on their financial advisors to protect their life’s work and legacy after they’re gone. Are you up to the task?

How Does Tupac's Hologram Relate To Your Clients' Estate Planning?

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
April 24, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say your clients have names and reputations that will live on after they’re gone. The estate planning guidance you provide them now will ensure their legacy and wishes are protected for generations to come.

Archie Comics Power Struggle Provides Valuable Succession Planning Lessons

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
April 18, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras say the legal battle between two feuding CEOs provides yet another example of why it’s so important for advisors to make prudent succession planning decisions as their firms grow and evolve.

Amy Winehouse: A Good Lesson to Share With Clients Who Don't Have a Will

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
April 4, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say that contrary to preliminary reports, British songstress Amy Winehouse did not have a will in place at the time of her death—an estate planning mistake that advisors and their clients can’t afford to make.

Zsa Zsa Gabor Court Fight Spotlights Intrafamily Wealth, Guardianship Battles

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
March 27, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras say planners with clients whose families are involved in this type of legal struggle over an elderly parent should keep in mind that there are two sides (at least) to every story, and allegations of a parent’s care or finances being compromised are not always easy to prove.

Whitney Houston’s Will: A Crying Shame

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
March 20, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras – along with everyone else – have now had a chance to take a look at Whitney Houston’s will. That the deceased music superstar opted for a will rather a living trust points to some shortcomings in her overall estate planning strategy.

Britney Spears' Conservator Did It Again

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
March 12, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say the pop star's been very busy lately but it remains unclear what – if any – decisions she’s making herself and illustrates the importance of informed legal and estate planning regardless of your station in life.

Whitney Houston's Funeral Suggests Trouble For Her Estate

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
February 21, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say it won’t be long before the recently deceased pop star’s estate planning efforts – or lack thereof – will come to light.

Can Florida Millionaire Justify Adopting His Girlfriend?

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
February 6, 2012

John Goodman's lawyer states that the adoption was done to protect Goodman's children, not to shield assets from the family of the slain driver who is suing him. While Goodman, of Palm Beach, has been bashed across the country for his legal maneuver, it actually makes sense from a probate law perspective.

Broke or Not, Whitney Houston Now Understands Value of Estate Planning

Danielle and Andy Mayoras
January 31, 2012

Legacy expert attorneys Andy and Danielle Mayoras say most of music diva Whitney Houston’s purported financial woes could have been averted had she and her family sought out and received professional financial and estate planning advice before things turned sour.


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