Louise Taylor faces questions about whether she improperly enriched herself as the pop star’s business manager.
The sale to Primary Wave Music, for an estimated $90 million, provides resources to ultimately realize the musician’s wish to fund scholarships for needy children.
In the 1970s, the artists bought a rocky strip of land off the coast of Maine. Now, it’s a place for others to wrestle with their legacies.
The pop star had called the arrangement, which governed her life for nearly 14 years, exploitative. A judge ruled it was “no longer required.”
A hearing in Los Angeles probate court on Friday could mark the final chapter of a 13-year saga for the singer. Here’s what is at stake.
With a deft plan, @BritneyLawArmy kept everyone outside the courtroom abreast of developments in a crucial moment in the singer’s conservatorship.
The singer will be without James P. Spears’s oversight over her finances for the first time since 2008 after a judge ruled that the “current situation is not tenable.”
A judge may take up whether her father should be ousted as her conservator, and whether the arrangement should be ended entirely.
The singer’s lawyer requested the installation of a temporary conservator, citing her need to negotiate a prenuptial agreement and ongoing “anguish and harm.”
In a new petition, lawyers for James P. Spears wrote that if the singer “believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”
A German foundation, which holds Liebermann’s portrait of his wife and two other works from the Jewish artist’s collection, will retain them but is paying a settlement.
The heirs of the artist behind the Copenhagen landmark want a similar statue torn down. And they want compensation, too.
Black homeownership has declined in the city and nationally in the last 20 years, hindered by gentrification and inequitable lending policies.
A judge overseeing the singer’s case ruled that a court date to address removing or suspending James P. Spears as conservator would remain scheduled for September.
To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.
Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, plans to attend a hearing on Wednesday and make the case that the singer should be permitted to hire him for her conservatorship battle.
The singer said she had not known she needed to petition the court to be released from her conservatorship, placing a focus on the court-appointed counsel who has represented her for 13 years.
While Ms. Spears addressed a judge remotely on Wednesday, fans and conservatorship activists were outside the courthouse, backing her up.
After requesting to address the judge directly, the singer gave an impassioned speech about her treatment under the conservatorship that controls her life and finances.
Officials have refused to refer a dispute over the work held by the state painting collections to a national commission created to review claims of art lost in the Nazi era.
If you’re emerging from the pandemic in better financial shape than before, ask yourself this: What will you spend to renew your bonds, and how will you do it?
His single authorized biography is mired in controversy. Scholars say it shouldn’t be the last word, but they are struggling for access to his vast and in some cases inaccessible private archives.
An auction of the estate of Kenzo Takada, who died last year, was a lot more popular than anyone expected.
Executors are expected to make prudent decisions about how to liquidate an estate, but what if it’s not as valuable as they think?
The decision on the value of Mr. Jackson’s name and likeness will significantly lower his estate’s tax burden from the government’s first assessment.
Financial advisers say they have been flooded with calls from clients who are trying to predict which of President Biden’s tax proposals will become law.
The Samsung family in South Korea will also donate billions of dollars’ worth of art, including Picasso and Monet.
A lawyer for the singer told the judge presiding in her case that Spears was seeking to speak to the court on an “expedited basis.”
The attorney general demanded in a court filing that the executor for Robert Indiana’s estate repay almost half its legal expenses so far.
Pavarotti, Domingo, Sills, Fleming and many more: Perhaps 200,000 autographs are piled in a vacant East Village apartment.
In 1959, he had his lover blinded. When he got out of prison, he married her. He called their relationship “a storybook romance.”
A master practitioner of the courthouse-steps news conference, he often made his case in the court of public opinion. He also made lawsuits disappear.
Most people have been able to pass on assets like a family home without federal tax, but that could be changing.
The father’s lawyer shared his opinions on the conservatorship on CNN and NBC News recently, almost a month after a documentary examining the arrangement was released.
While the estate continues to dispute the amount sought by the I.R.S., it has agreed to pay or put aside the bulk of its earnings from royalties and other revenue streams.
The director and a senior editor of the Times documentary answered viewer questions about the media response, the star’s mother and searching for clues on Instagram.
Carol Blue-Hitchens and her late husband’s literary agent are discouraging friends from participating in a book tentatively titled “Pamphleteer: The Life and Times of Christopher Hitchens.”
Cryptocurrencies, originally a way to conduct business outside the financial system, are increasingly seen as an asset akin to private equity or venture capital.
Mr. Epstein specialized in aggressively pitching ways to minimize paying taxes. And not just to Mr. Black, the private equity chief executive who was his main benefactor in his later years.
In contrast to previous changes, the tax code could be modified in a way that affects everyone who has something of value to leave to heirs.
An important lesson of 2020 is that preparation for a health crisis is a gift to the people you love. Today’s Well challenge shows you how.
The federal government is seeking nearly $39 million in taxes and fees based on a valuation of Prince’s assets that his estate disputes.
A case that made headlines because of perceived racial overtones has taken on new implications after the arrest of the victim’s wife.
A victim compensation fund has already paid out millions of dollars, with more claims expected to be approved in the coming weeks.
Socialist-minded millennial heirs are trying to live their values by getting rid of their money.
The president-elect is considering tax changes that could affect stock sales, selling a family business and leaving money to heirs. But we still don’t know how much he’ll be able to do.
The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.
Two months after she claimed in a tell-all book that her family cheated her out of her inheritance, Ms. Trump made similar allegations in a civil suit in Manhattan.
No one knows the outcome of the presidential race or how Congress could adjust the tax code next year. But there are changes taxpayers can make now, financial advisers say.
Riding out the pandemic with family presents the perfect chance to lay it all out: priorities, account balances, end-of-life directives.