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What is Hugh Hefner’s Estate Worth?

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2017
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Hugh Hefner, best known as the founder of Playboy Magazine died on September 27, 2016. The Business Insider reveals that Hefner’s estate is estimated to be worth around $50 million. Yet, they mention that there is research showing that it could actually be worth closer to $100 million. What was he really worth? Who will inherit from his estate? Who are his heirs? What should Hefner’s probate lawyers watch out for?

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Who Will Inherit From Hugh Hefner’s Valuable Estate?

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2017
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On September  27, 2017, Hugh Hefner died of natural causes. He is best known for his role as the founder of Playboy Magazine. Who will inherit Hefner’s wealth? How much was the popular businessman worth? After learning of this death, it is hard not to wonder where his fortune is headed. The media has suggested that he has died with a will. What does this mean for his family?

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Trust and Estates: Who Will Inherit Hugh Hefner’s Fortune?

Uncategorized Sep 28, 2017
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As you probably already know, Hugh Hefner, passed away on September 27,2017.  But who will inherit his fortune? Will his death affect the Playboy empire? Did Hefner have a trust or a will? Did he have a solid estate plan in place before he died? A September 28,2017 article from the Business Insider reveals that Hefner’s estate is estimated to be worth around $50 million. However, there is research that shows it may actually be worth much more.

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Florida Probate Litigation: Florida Estate Law and Wills Written in a Foreign Language

Uncategorized Sep 22, 2017
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Are you a beneficiary of a Florida estate? Are you having trouble navigating through the probate process in Florida? Has a will been discovered that is written in a foreign language? In Florida, is a will that is written in a foreign language even valid? What should I do if I find that my mom has a will written in a foreign language? What should West Palm Beach probate lawyers know about estate documents that are written in foreign languages? How can a trust litigator help me to determine whether a will is valid in Florida?

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Will Estate Tax Be Repealed?

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2017
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A September 13, 2017 article in The Washington Post reveals that the white house republican leaders will announce promised tax cut details very soon. In fact, the plan if for them to ” reveal new details of their goal of cutting corporate and individual taxes the week of Sept. 25.” What does this mean for estate tax? Will estate tax be affected? Will estate tax be repealed? What do probate litigators need to know about this possibility?

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Florida Family Law and Malpractice – August 24,2017 4th DCA Opinion

Uncategorized Aug 25, 2017
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Do you believe that your family law or trial attorneys committed malpractice? Have you suffered damages because you relied on an attorney’s bad advice? Did your divorce lawyer advise you incorrectly regarding a marital settlement agreement? What should your West Palm Beach litigator know about malpractice lawsuits? Did your Florida trial lawyers act negligently when representing you in a divorce or custody battle? You may want to read an August 24,2017 Fourth DCA opinion, Miller v. Finizio.

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In Florida, Does a Client’s Consent to a Settlement Bar a Legal Malpractice Claim Where the Basis for the Claim is the Lawyer’s Misadvice Leading up to the Settlement?

Uncategorized Aug 25, 2017
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If I consent to a marital settlement agreement or a probate contract, am I barred from suing my West Palm Beach lawyers for malpractice? What if my attorney gave me horrible advice when he told me to sign an agreement? When can I sue for malpractice in a Florida probate or family law case? A recent Fourth DCA case, Miller v. Finizio,  discusses malpractice and marital settlement agreements.

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West Palm Beach Trust and Estates Law Firm, Pankauski Hauser, Continues to Sponsor FREE CLE Webinars

Uncategorized Aug 19, 2017
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Pankauski Hauser is offering Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinars, which are approved by the Florida Bar. With a focus on legal malpractice, Florida probate matters, cases, settlement agreements, and the role of ethical rules surrounding an estates and trust practice, these webinars are structured to provide Florida bar members with not only CLE credits, but also the advice of a seasoned AV Preeminent rated attorney. In fact, all of the webinars feature Palm Beach trial lawyer John Pankauski, managing partner at Pankauski Hauser.

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