‘There was a prenuptial agreement, but our lawyers said it was poorly written’: My father married his caregiver, 40 years his junior. She’ll inherit millions.

‘There was a prenuptial agreement, but our lawyers said it was poorly written’: My father married his caregiver, 40 years his junior. She’ll inherit millions.

My family is dealing with a significant shock. My brother, my sister and I have just found out that our elderly father secretly married his caregiver five years ago and never told us. We have a thriving family-owned business, and our father’s wealth is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. This caregiver is 40…

‘My sister is always struggling with money and drugs’: I own a house with my husband and mother. Should we cut my sister out of the family inheritance?

‘My sister is always struggling with money and drugs’: I own a house with my husband and mother. Should we cut my sister out of the family inheritance?

I enjoy your articles and read them frequently. I never thought I would reach out to ask for your advice, but here we are. My husband, mother and I recently purchased a home as joint tenants in the state of Washington.  My mother is in good health, but you never know what the future holds….

‘We live in purgatory’: My wife has a multimillion-dollar trust fund, but my mother-in-law controls it. We earn $400,000 and spend beyond our means. What’s our next move?

‘We live in purgatory’: My wife has a multimillion-dollar trust fund, but my mother-in-law controls it. We earn $400,000 and spend beyond our means. What’s our next move?

I’ve been with my wife for 15 years. We’re in our 40s, have two children and are very happy. We both have good jobs and make about $400,000 a year combined. My wife’s grandfather made a decent-sized fortune for himself and left his kids a thriving business and sizable trust funds.  The trusts and other…

‘Am I crazy?’ After my mother died, my cousin took her designer purse, and my aunt took 8 paintings from her home — then things really escalated

‘Am I crazy?’ After my mother died, my cousin took her designer purse, and my aunt took 8 paintings from her home — then things really escalated

My mother passed away three months ago after a long and horrible decline due to dementia. This devastated me and my immediate family. I also had to leave my job during this time. My mother passed away less than a month after being moved to a memory-care unit, and I am still in the depths…

A star-crossed trade: Yogis offered friendship to a rich Malibu doctor in exchange for a third of his $60 million fortune and annual rent growth continues to slow — so why do prices still feel so high?

A star-crossed trade: Yogis offered friendship to a rich Malibu doctor in exchange for a third of his $60 million fortune and annual rent growth continues to slow — so why do prices still feel so high?

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. A star-crossed trade: Yogis offered friendship to a rich Malibu doctor in exchange for a third of his $60 million fortune Anthony Flores said in depositions that Mark Sawusch paid him and Anna Moore $1 million and offered them a Tesla to remain by his side. Read More…

Opinion: ‘Siblings betray family members, even their own mother, just to get a bigger payout for themselves.’ Watch out for these scam attempts.

Opinion: ‘Siblings betray family members, even their own mother, just to get a bigger payout for themselves.’ Watch out for these scam attempts.

Many of us have taken steps to prevent scams such as refusing to send money to online strangers, not clicking on links from anonymous sources, and installing a VPN to hide our IP addresses. But how do you protect yourself against unethical family members whose goal is to cheat you out of money?  I have…

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, blew $100M Elvis inheritance in 25 years leaving only Graceland’ to her children

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, blew $100M Elvis inheritance in 25 years leaving only Graceland’ to her children

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, reportedly blew the $100M she inherited from Elvis Presley in 25 years leaving only the Graceland mansion for her children.    The Graceland mansion which once belonged to Elvis Presley will go to Lisa Marie Presley’s three daughters following her sudden death at age 54.   A representative for the Memphis, Tennessee estate confirmed to People the property, which…

‘You’ll leave a mess and they won’t think as highly of you.’ Dying without a will is the ultimate selfish act.

‘You’ll leave a mess and they won’t think as highly of you.’ Dying without a will is the ultimate selfish act.

There are many reasons why otherwise responsible adults do not make a will. They’re too busy, put off by the perceived cost, or unwilling to ponder their own death. Financial advisers hear these excuses repeatedly. Usually, they respond with empathy and patience as they try to overcome client resistance. Here’s what they will not say…

‘She will sail into the sunset with my dad’s belongings’: My father died and my stepmother is moving to France. There was no memorial. What can I do?

‘She will sail into the sunset with my dad’s belongings’: My father died and my stepmother is moving to France. There was no memorial. What can I do?

Dear Quentin, My dad passed away and his wife — my stepmother — has been ignoring all the family. I have made numerous attempts to ask questions, but I have been blocked. And her son is accusing us of just wanting our dad’s stuff. I have no money to seek advice. I don’t work because…