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Clear as mud: Probate fight over blues legend's estate drags on

During his 70 years, Muddy Waters was known for pioneering an electric form of the blues that influenced generations of musicians, including seminal rock icons Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. The blues legend left an untouchable musical legacy, but his financial legacy is being fought over in courts from Florida to Chicago.

Heartbreaker: probate dispute complicates Tom Petty estate

If you drive northwest of Cocoa for about 160 miles, you’ll come to Tom Petty’s Florida birthplace. The legendary rocker was born in Gainesville back in 1950 and died a year and a half ago in his Los Angeles home of an accidental drug overdose.

Estate planning tips for women (and men)

Let’s face it: because women live about five years longer than men, on average, they should take estate planning seriously. (So should men, of course.) It should be noted that if you don’t have an estate plan, it is likely that your assets will wind up in probate, with the state of Florida deciding who should your assets.

Estate planning mistakes to avoid

One of the most important parts of life is to learn from the mistakes we make so that we can avoid making those same errors again. It is also important to share information with family members and friends so that they can learn from our mistakes, too, and likewise avoid taking those same missteps.

Advice to daughter: Avoid repeating mom's estate planning error

We all make mistakes. That is simply an unavoidable part of the human condition. Of course, when we make a mistake – or notice a mistake someone else has made – it can be an opportunity to learn from the error and avoid making the same mistake in the future.

Estate planning can begin with a conversation with a loved one

Though Thanksgiving is in the rear-view window, we still have much to be thankful for, including children, loving spouses, good jobs, comfortable homes, wonderful weather here in Brevard County and so on. One of the things that people are grateful for at this time of year is the opportunity they have to share their wealth with their loved ones.

Part II: James Brown's Estate Isn't Settled 12 Years After Death

Regular readers of our Brevard County legal blog will undoubtedly recall that in a previous post we shared information about the Godfather of Soul. Twelve years after James Brown's death, his estate is yet to be settled, Forbes reports.

Part I: James Brown's estate isn't settled 12 years after death

No singer had more soul, funk or fire in front of an audience than James Brown. When he died on Christmas day 2006, the world lost one of the 20th century's most influential figures in arts and entertainment.

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