On this site we often highlight celebrity deaths, elder battles and estates, and invariably, their planning is a mess. We derive some schadenfreude at their expense and hold them up as examples of the value we can provide to our clients: “Even someone who has everything in life can let it all fritter away in their later years without the proper advice.”Gene Wilder’s case appears to be different—not for the quality of his estate plan, necessarily. Details on that front still aren’t readily available. (Though, when an estate plan goes wrong, the public typically finds out about it pretty quickly, so no news is likely good news.) Wilder looks to be the rare celebrity who was able to enjoy a “traditional” retirement.
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David R. Duringer, JD, LL.M, is a concealed firearm instructor and tax lawyer specializing in business and estate planning; licensed to practice law in the states of California and Washington. He is managing shareholder at Protective Law Corporation, serving Southern California from its Laguna Hills (Orange County) headquarters and satellite offices in San Diego County (Coronado and Carlsbad).
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