Casey Kasim’s Estate Plan Battle

Casey Kasim’s Estate Plan Battle

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Drama Behind Kasim’s Death

Casey Kasem, the superstar radio personality and natural voice actor left behind a fortune and a family fight. A fight between his wife and his three children from an earlier marriage. This is the reason we do what we do and it’s to keep your family out of court and associated in struggle.

After Kasem’s death, news broke that his body had been taken from the burial service and an adjudicator granted his daughter, Kerri, a controlling request keeping his wife, Jean, from eliminating his remaining parts or having him cremated before an examination had been performed.

Revocable Trust Is Needed

Setting resources in a revocable trust can assist with ensuring the trust proprietor’s abundance move wishes, and gives the adaptability to make changes as long as the trust proprietor has the legitimate ability to settle on those choices. Upon the proprietor’s passing, the resources are scattered as laid out in the trust without going through probate. A trust is additionally more hard to challenge than a will.

With an extra security strategy this can be a decent method for accommodating a spouse while passing on the remainder of the estate to kids from a past marriage, or the other way around.

The hardest part is arranging a family meeting so that everybody knows their recipient status and what will befall the home after the home proprietor passes is a decent method for taking off struggle. A estate planning attorney can intervene these gatherings, which is generally fitting when there is a potential for struggle.

One of the principle objectives of our law practice is to assist families with preferring yours arrangement for the protected, effective exchange of abundance to the cutting edge without struggle or concern. Today is the best time to make an estate plan for full protection.

For any questions pertaining to the following, feel free to ask or call (212) 561 – 4299 to get your financial freedom.


  1.  What do estate planning attorneys do?

Estate Planning Attorneys guide you to perfect your Will once you have it drafted. They’ll give you top legal security towards all your legal finances like 401K and retirement with a Trust fund which you can leave with your attorney or someone within the family. An estate planning attorney can also provide health care in the future when you need it. There will also be suggestions provided to make sure the probate process is within your value range. With all this legal help, you’re guaranteed a successful plan

2. How much does a will cost in NY?

A usual Will can cost you about $1200 but with an estate plan package, it’ll be around the same price range or even less with a good estate lawyer. Then that can be much cheaper up too $300 to $1000 depending on your situation.

3. Irrevocable Trust vs Living Trust, what’s the difference?

An irrevocable trust is a trust that you cannot modify. This is a Trust that is guaranteed of the choices you’ve written down across your estate plan. It’s also official that the person written down as your truster is your rational choice that can’t be changed. A Living Trust is a trust that you can make while you’re alive and still be able to manage your assets while having a back up representative in case something hazardous does happen.

4. What are probate fees?

After the probate process, the price varies depending on which city or state you’re from. There’s hourly wages from either $150 an hour to $200.

5. Can I make an estate plan alone?

You are allowed to make your own estate plan but this would have you leave any significant amount of errors if it isn’t viewed by an actual lawyer. So making your own estate plan might be an invalid one if not looked over.

6. What is probate lawyer? 

A probate lawyer works with the decedent’s executor and beneficiaries listed on your Will to help those who need your finances. This can be avoided if you have a trust. A trust is a secure account under your name that legally requires you to hold all your money and a representative that has been written down ahead of time. Whoever it may be, it’s already been planned that this person would be managing your assets and estate.

7. How do you change irrevocable trust?

The only way for you to change a irrevocable trust is by contacting all the beneficiaries listed onto saying what needs to be modified with a good reason.

8. What is a Totten Trust Form?

This is a trust form that allows you to avoid probate due to already assigning a beneficiary after your name.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The content of this blog may not reflect the most current legal developments. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this blog or contacting Morgan Legal Group.

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