Category Archives: Celebrity

Leaving Without a Plan: Prince Didn’t Leave a Will & Here’s Why You Should… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello- I hope you had a lovely Mother’s day with your mother, wife  or daughter. I enjoyed a lovely brunch a la Daniel, Cameron and Dave comprised of Crepes Suzette (yes my kids are adventurous in the kitchen indeed, bacon … Continue reading

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Kelly Clarkson Starts Blended Family: What She Needs to Consider… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello. Things have been pretty busy, as usual, around the Cava-Faulkner house.  Cameron is involved in his construction/real estate internship for the next week or so in Texas, which is a great opportunity for him not only to be exposed … Continue reading

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Recent Superstar Death Brings Estate Planning to the Forefront of Discussion… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello- We returned from Arizona last night after picking up Daniel who finished his first year of college and his first lacrosse season. We also are in contract to purchase a house in Tempe for Daniel and friends to rent … Continue reading

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What You Can Learn From the Estate Planning Mistakes of Others…Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hope you enjoyed your 4th. We spent time with good friends, having a pool party and literally sat in the pool while the kids played water basketball, or as we fondly refer to it at our house, Hillbilly basketball. That’s … Continue reading

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No One Feeling Good About Continuing Battle Over James Brown’s Estate… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Happy Monday: We had a fun Super Bowl party with nachos, wings and the works. As hostess, I didn’t see as much of the game as I would’ve liked. However, I did see the last 10 minutes which, it sounds … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From Celebrity Deaths on Updating Your Estate Plan… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hi: Now that it’s January, I’m busy planning events in the middle and end of the year. The more years that pass, the greater the realization that planning early likely ensures that I’ll get what I really want. Plus, it … Continue reading

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Joan Rivers Has Last Laugh Through Use of a Family Trust… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello and Happy Holidays: Our Christmas was somewhat quiet after our raucous party on Tuesday, December 23 – great fun. We still burned the fondue but laughed a lot with friends and family. There were some very interesting entrants in … Continue reading

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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Leaves Large Estate and Two Potentially Large Headaches for Heirs… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Happy Monday: Looking like rain, which is good. I was at UCD this morning for routine “maintenance” and thinking about how important, but time consuming such medical treatment is. I will be working late tonight to make up my time. … Continue reading

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Robin Williams: A Lesson in Deeds, Not Words + One Error in Planning… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello: I attended a super fun swim get together yesterday with my kids and best friend for her forty-something birthday party. I’m enjoying the warm weekends with my family and good friends and am looking forward to spending time together … Continue reading

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Casey Kasem’s Estate Planning Not in Anyone’s Top 40… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello: The countdown is on. School starts on Thursday. We just finished our final getaway, to Serene Lakes, a trip we’ve made for the past four years. We had a great time and it was fun reflecting on the fact … Continue reading

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