How Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Will Works

In Probate News, the recently deceased actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been reported by the New York Daily News as having left most of his thirty-five million dollar estate to his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell. Hoffman’s will is dated October 7, 2004, and no more recent will has been found, nor is suspected of being in existence. The forty-six year old Oscar-winning actor was found dead last month, allegedly from a drug overdose. Read more

Elderly Car Crash

Unfortunately, car crashes among the elderly have become a serious problem in the United States. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts just this week, an elderly man was killed when his vehicle went off the road. The accident, which occurred Monday afternoon, was reported by the Dighton Police Department. The victim, who remains unidentified, was reported dead at the scene after his car left the road, struck a tree, and caught fire. The cause of the accident is reported to still be under investigation. Car Crash Lawyer Deborah Gold-Alexander can answer any questions that you may have about elderly car crashes. Read more

Victory for Revere: Casino Vote Passed!

There was a huge victory for the city of Revere this week when voters approved the Mohegan Sun’s 1.3 billion dollar casino project. This win will ready the Sun for a serious competition with Wynn Resorts, who is also vying for the only resort and casino license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Over sixty-three percent of voters in Revere were in favor of the casino according to the Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority’s spokesperson. Read more

Revere Probate Lawyer

When it comes to estate planning and getting one’s affairs in order, many may wonder, “What is a probate lawyer, and why would I need one?” In order to answer those questions, we must first look at and identify exactly what probate is. When someone dies, there is a legal process which is mandated by the courts to try and distribute their assets and property as fairly as possible, in accordance with the will of the deceased. The entire process of probate has several goals, one of which is to verify that the will of the deceased is indeed valid. Another goal of probate is to identify the property which the deceased has left behind and to inventory all of it to make sure that it is accounted for. Read more