Iceland Court Hands Bobby Fischer Estate to Japanese Claimant

Chess champion Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, leaving behind no will and a long legal battle over his $2 million estate.  Read more here.

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Should you get a divorce or just stay separated indefinitely?

This article from the New York Times discusses couples who opt not to divorce, but instead stay separated indefinitely.  There can be benefits and downsides to both options.  If you are considering separation or divorce, Wiggen Law Group can help you sort out the options that are best for you and your family.  Read the New York Times article here.

Legal Zoom vs. Lawyer; What you don’t know can hurt you!

A lot of people prefer the convenience of online document providers such as Legal Zoom.  However,  it’s important to remember that you aren’t paying lawyers to provide documents for you; you are paying them to guide you through the process.  An experienced estate planning attorney can point out issues that you hadn’t previously considered and help you avoid costly mistakes.  This article provides an overview of what can go wrong if you trust this important step in your estate planning to a “document provider” instead of seeking out the advice of an estate planning attorney.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com/2010/05/24/legalzoom-vs-lawyer-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you/