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The case of J.R. Ewing and the family jewels. Sounds like an episode of Dallas, right? But now it is actually part of a real-life drama involving the estate planning of the late Larry Hagman. … [Read more...] about Specific gifts in estate planning may avoid “Dallas”-style drama
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