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.
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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.
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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.
The territory’s attorney general wants to know more about Leon Black’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, who died while facing sex-trafficking charges.
The singer has called for changes to the legal arrangement that controls her life and finances, but the guardianship was extended through Feb. 1.
As older adults face mortality during the pandemic, lawyers and wealth advisers are using color-coded documents and flowcharts to help them understand estate planning.
Federal prosecutors said the homes were where Mr. Epstein operated a vast sex-trafficking scheme and assaulted underage girls.
The writer’s ashes may be disinterred when the N.A.A.C.P. moves its headquarters to Washington from Baltimore. But where should they go?
The coronavirus pandemic has drawn new business to start-ups that provide end-of-life services, from estate planning to a final tweet.
President Trump’s niece was a family outcast. Her new book casts a cold light on the relatives she describes as dysfunctional.
Mary Trump and her lawyer filed documents questioning the validity of the nondisclosure agreement she signed, saying it was based on fraud and was too broad to be enforced.
A Queens County, N.Y., judge said his court lacked jurisdiction in the case.
A decision by the Supreme Court of South Carolina has raised expectations that the many legal fights over the singer’s estate may soon be drawing to a close.
How to tax inheritances more fairly.
When Robert Indiana died, the man who had directed his affairs was supposed to help run the artist’s foundation and its new museum. Those plans have changed.
Sally Challen’s landmark case has put a spotlight on the fight against domestic abuse in Britain.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on dividing your estate equally among heirs, taking advantage of the CARES Act and using PayPal to pay contractors.
Prodded by the coronavirus, thousands are making or updating their estate arrangements, but an archaic law requiring two witnesses in person is forcing people to take drastic measures.
The top prosecutor in the U.S. Virgin Islands says the estate needs to provide more detail about Jeffrey Epstein’s finances and is insisting on clauses that could protect others from wrongdoing.