January 26, 2012

Wife found dead day before she intended to cut husband out of will

The former husband of Shele Covlin, who was murdered days before her will was executed, will be facing murder charges in 2012. On New Year's Eve two years ago, Shele Danishefsky Covlin, the 47 year old UBS vice president, was close to getting a divorce from her husband.
February 7, 2011

Study: African Americans Less Likely To Have Living Wills, Medical Directives

A recent government study found that African Americans were less likely to have advance directives.  The National Center for Health Statistics looked at three groups of long-term care patients and found that 65% of those in nursing homes had advance directives such as living wills and do-not-resuscitate orders, as did 88% in hospice settings and 28% in home health care.  The study revealed that blacks were less likely than whites to have an advance directive […]
January 20, 2011

A National Tragedy Highlights the Importance of Estate Planning

Six people were killed and fourteen others were wounded, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a Federal Judge, when a gunman opened gunfire in front of a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, Arizona.  The congresswoman had been hosting a meeting with constituents Saturday morning when the attack began.  Since the shooting, Congressman Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition but her condition is stabilized.  President Barack Obama then led the nation in a moment of silence on […]
October 15, 2010

Jimi Heselden, Owner of Segway Inc., Dies In Segway Accident

Multi-millionaire Jimi Heselden, 62, the owner of Segway Inc. since December 2009, has died after reportedly driving a Segway scooter off a cliff and into a river.  Heselden was found dead in a river after plunging 80 feet over a limestone cliff near his home.  It has been reported that he was riding a rugged country version of the two-wheeled Segway when tragedy struck.  Heselden, a former mine worker,  initially made his fortune from wire […]
October 4, 2010

Violent NYC Storm Kills 1 Woman, Highlights the Importance of Estate Planning

A short but severe storm might have moved quickly through New York City Thursday night, with winds up to 100 mph, uprooted trees, damaged cars and left one person dead. Thursday’s storm hit just after 5 p.m. EDT, when the National Weather Service briefly issued a tornado warning for Staten Island. Shortly afterward, it added warnings for Brooklyn and Queens.  In Queens Iline Leuakis’s was killed as she sat in the driver’s seat.  She pulled […]