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Planning ahead for end of life when your family lives far away

We often discuss the need to plan ahead for end-of-life care and decisions no matter what age you are, but some circumstances can make planning ahead even more essential to protect your wishes. One of those situations can be when your adult children or other close relatives all live far away from you. In such cases, they might not be able to be readily by your side if something should occur, making it important that you have recorded your wishes on paper and made provisions for long-distance decision making.

Heirs lose on appeal regarding creative assets of comedic team

One aspect many people overlook when dealing with estate planning and estate administration is the ongoing impact creative assets can hold. Whether you have a tiny royalty interest in an anthology or a major collection of song-writing credits, if you are a creative, it's important to include those assets in your estate plans. You -- and, in the future, your heirs -- also need to pay attention to legalities such as copyrights, which is something the Abbott and Costello heirs are learning.

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