wills

Why More Than Half of Us Don't Have Wills

Americans display a fairly significant disconnect between our ideals and our actions when it comes to preparing for our deaths: While 60% of us believe all adults should have estate plans, only 44% have one. But it's more than just fear of thinking about our mortality that's stalling many of us.

The 10 Most Infamous Family Inheritance Feuds

Nothing is certain but death and taxes, and where those two intersect -- wills -- there's supposed to be some certainty as well. Wills should be final. But unsurprisingly, sometimes heirs don't see them that way. 24/7 Wall Street lines up the 10 nastiest, most interesting family feuds over mega millions -- and, in one case, a frozen head.

Plan Now to Avoid an Inheritance Feud Later

Infighting among heirs is on the rise, thanks to the weak economy, the increase in blended families and a host of other factors. Probably the biggest is simply poor planning. Life is complicated enough, so don't bequeathe a battle to your heirs. Here's some straight advice.

James Brown's estate gets complicated

The estate of famed soul singer James Brown has been just as complex as his life. His children, grandchildren, people who claim to be his children...