Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wizard of Oz Actor's Heirs Sue

Sadly, Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving munchkins from the Wizard of Oz died recently. Shortly before his death he signed papers giving his long-time friend and caretaker power of attorney. Now his heirs have filed suit to freeze assets, claiming misappropriation.

This story show that even if you take steps to put your estate plan in order, infighting can occur. To assure that your wishes are followed be certain to seek legal counsel who specialize in the area of estate planning, and who should be looking to make sure undue influence is not occurring.

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