First, cocaine and ethanol (alcohol) should never be ingested together, especially when you have a history of cardiovascular disease.
Second, right after your divorce is final ... change your estate plan to remove your ex-spouse completely.
If you were (or are) a follower of the Stone Temple Pilots, then you know frontman Scott Weiland died about a year ago at age 48.
His career as lead singer spanned some thirty years (1989 to 2013).
Obviously, Weiland did not follow the two pointers I offered in response to the question posed ... or I would not be writing this particular post.
As a consequence of his death, his violation of the second pointer may force his widow to battle his ex-wife over the estate.
This story was picked up by the Daily News in an article titled "Scott Weiland's ex-wife Mary Forsberg claims to be executor of late rocker's will."
The article notes that Mary Forsberg, who was Weiland's ex-wife and the mother of his two children, has filed documents in Los Angeles seeking to be named the executor of his estate.
To substantiate her claim that Weiland named her as the executor of his estate, Forsberg filed a will (written in April 2007) bearing his signature as proof.
Forsberg and Weiland divorced a short time after the will was filed.
However, Weiland was married to Jamie Wachtel when he died late last year from the aforementioned accidental drug and alcohol overdose.
Wachtel can still contest Forsberg's filing, although she yet to comment publicly on Forsberg's legal claim.
So, what is at $take here?
Legal documents reveal that Weiland had $2 million in assets as part of his "estate," however, he also created a "trust" during his lifetime.
The assets held in that trust have not (and likely may never be) disclosed.
Such is the private nature of trusts.
This one may get interesting.
Stay tuned and I will keep you posted regarding any other teachable moments that develop.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: Daily News (January 7, 2016) "Scott Weiland's ex-wife Mary Forsberg claims to be executor of late rocker's will"