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Dead Celebrity Podcast: Mickey Rooney, Elder Abuse and Post-Death Litigation

Vivian Lee Thoreen, the attorney who represented Mickey Rooney and his estate, discusses how advisors can help protect their elderly clients.

 

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Numerous post-death estate-litigation cases happen across the U.S. every day. How will you help your clients understand their estate planning decisions and ultimately prevent post-death litigation?

In this episode, David Lenok, WealthManagement.com’s senior editor, is joined by the attorney who represented Mickey Rooney and his estate in his elder abuse and estate litigations, Vivian Lee Thoreen of Holland & Knight, to discuss how advisors can help clients make effective decisions about guardianship to protect their elderly clients and reduce the chance of post-death litigation. Together, they discuss the financial elder abuse and estate of actor Mickey Rooney, who spent the last years of his life living in pain and fear without a dollar in his wallet.

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Mickey Rooney in 2012

 In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the different types of guardianship/conservatorship are;
  • Why it is important for elders to not delegate all of their responsibility away;
  • Why practical conversations about the division of the estate are important;
  • How common sense does not always apply in estate planning;
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn some tips to recognize elder abuse and help your clients reduce the chance of post-death litigation.

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