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This & That: The B&G Blog

Welcome to our blog and the portal to our newsletter articles.  To the right, you can view past articles and blog posts by category, and below, we share some of the latest news and views from around the web and within the firm.  Please note that the information provided is meant for informational purposes and is in no way a replacement for professional legal, tax, or therapeutic advice.

Sep 29 2017

Hef Had Fame But Not a Huge Fortune

Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday 91, was worth a lot less than people might think, Fortune says.  He didn’t even own the roof over his head.

Sep 26 2017

10 Misconceptions of Estate Planning

These 10 things are often believed to be true — but might not be.  To get the rest of the story, make an appointment with an estate planning attorney.  You can start here: 520-321-9700.

Sep 25 2017

The Trust: Many Variations, Many Benefits

Trusts come in many different varieties, and each of those can be highly customized to suit almost any situation.  Here’s your guide for 2017.

Sep 22 2017

NFL Faces Lawsuit Over Hernandez

The daughter of the late Aaron Hernandez is suing the NFL following a finding that the player had serious brain injuries.  Experts say, however, it will be a tough one to win.

Sep 21 2017

Actor Jerry Lewis Cut Kids Out of Will

Jerry Lewis, who died in August at age 91, had six boys with his first wife.  One son died of a drug overdose, and the others were excluded from his estate plan. Everything reportedly was left to his widow, SanDee, with whom he has an adopted daughter.

Sep 20 2017

Jasper Johns Lays Groundwork for Lasting Legacy

The artist Jasper Johns, 87, is thinking ahead.  He has asked the Connecticut town where he lives for a zoning exception so that, after his death, his country estate can become an artist’s retreat.

Sep 19 2017

The Death Tax Might Not Die After All

President Trump and the GOP have railed against the estate tax, aka “death tax,” for what seems like for.ever.  Now they have the presidency and both chambers of Congress, but experts watching the shaping of tax-reform proposals say the estate tax might survive.

Sep 18 2017

Consider Your Plan’s Soft Elements

When you think about estate planning, the obvious questions is, where do you want your assets to go when you die?  But there’s a lot more to it, what this piece calls the “softer side,” which includes how you want to be treated if you have dementia, how you want your pets treated, how you feel about burial, and what to do with sentimental items.  All are important to at least consider spelling out.

Sep 15 2017

Options for Inherited IRAs

Individual Retirement Accounts can be one of the most complicated assets to pass onto loved ones — or inherit.  If you have one or might get one, it’s good to understand what the options are.  Here’s help.


Sep 14 2017

Alan Thicke’s Family Feud Tossed

A judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by actor Alan Thicke’s sons, who went after their step-mom before she even did anything wrong.

Sep 13 2017

Tips for Aging in Place

A lot of people want to stay in their homes as long as possible, and this article provides help.  Among tips: stay active and stay engaged.

Sep 12 2017

The Latest in Dead Celebrity Lawsuits

Two more wannabe heirs to the Prince dynasty have been tossed, and Casey Kasem’s family is still fighting, with competing wrongful death suits and plenty of heated rhetoric.