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Stieg Larsson: finished the books, forgot the will

The author of the Millennium trilogy died before his first novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was published. Stieg Larsson left behind at least four novels when he died of a heart attack at the age of 50, but he failed author the most important document of all: his will.

Lack of an estate plan can lead to familial strife

It is important to work with an estate planning attorney who understands your needs and your wishes for your estate. You have no say in how your estate will be handled if you fail to execute an estate plan. The failure to execute a will, trust, or other estate planning tools can lead to familial strife as various family members may have different ideas on how to divide up the assets of an estate. The lack of a will can also lead to corruption, fraud, and probate litigation that can drag on for years.

Updating estate planning documents now can prevent hassles later

Parent's try their best to provide a better life for their children. They carefully consider their childhood education choices, make sure they are eating properly, have the right equipment for their after-school activities, and try to save for their college education. Many parents work hard to set their children up for success, hoping to be there to guide them along the way.