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New Sensation

The British press is abuzz with speculation that Tiger Lily Hutchence (full name – Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof) will inherit “millions” when she turns 21 next week. She is the daughter of the late INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997 with a net worth reportedly between “penniless” and $40 million. Tiger Lily’s mom, Paula Yates, died from a heroin overdose four years later. Tiger Lily was later adopted by Yates’ former husband, Bob Geldof, who founded Live Aid and was later knighted.

A few points, only one of them really relevant:

1. I always discourage my clients from allowing their children to inherit any money, much less “millions”, when turning 21. I advise releasing trust funds in increasing amounts over a period of years.

2. Apropos of nothing, I think it is commendable of Bob Geldof to raise the daughter of his ex-wife and the man she left him for after the little girl was orphaned.

3. Whatever she inherits from her dad, nothing can compensate Tiger Lily for the tragedy in her life – the deaths of her parents, the heroin overdose of her half-sister, and the silly name bestowed upon her by her parents.

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Back From Europe

Just returned from 10 days in Central Europe with Janice, Blair, and Jack. Visited Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, and Munich. Adjacent pic is my favorite from the trip. Post to follow later.

Memorial Day Fun(draising)

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I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

College Visits

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The Morning Line – March Madness

I subbed for Paul Daugherty’s The Morning Blog again yesterday in the Cincinnati Enquirer. I covered a bit of March Madness, the firing of Indiana’s Tom Crean, and the Bengals free agency moves (or lack thereof). I hope you enjoy it.

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I am an attorney located in Cincinnati, Ohio who practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, asset protection, and small business advice. I make a difficult and bewildering process as simple as possible. Most importantly, I provide "more for less" for my clients.