Single? No children? No will? Big mistake; Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Groups Estate Planning Dept. elaborates

By Allen Salkin | The New York Times You would think I would know better. As an investigative journalist, I once spent months working on a series of articles about what happens to the estates of people who die without wills. It can be ugly. In New York City, politically connected lawyers, judges and contractors can, as our reporting team …

What is Estate Planning?; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, provides insight

EstatePlanning.com Believe it or not, you have an estate. In fact, nearly everyone does. Your estate is comprised of everything you own— your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common—you can’t take it with you when you …

When you die without a will; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman defines what happens

By Jeanne Sahadi  | CNNMoney It’s hard to believe that Prince — who was famously meticulous about maintaining control over his name and music — may have died without a will. That leaves open the question of who will inherit his millions, his record label and his unreleased songs. So what happens to someone’s estate if they didn’t make their wishes known …