This past Sunday’s Detroit Free Press featured an article, written by business columnist Susan Tompor, about “Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!” and how families can learn from celebrity estate fights. Here’s part of it:
Plenty. Errors involving celebrity estates can motivate everyday families to talk ahead of time about who gets Mom’s blown-glass collection — long before things get overblown.
Or at least that’s the theory being promoted by Troy attorneys Danielle B. and Andrew W. Mayoras.
“The reality is we’re a celebrity-based culture, for better or worse,” said Danielle, an estate planning attorney.
The couple, both partners at Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras in Troy, popped up last year on TV’s “Rachael Ray Show” — you can see the interview on YouTube.com — to talk about their book, “Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!”
Andrew also has a blog, www.probatelawyerblog.com, that tracks the twists and turns in celebrity estate battles, such as the struggle