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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Wendy and Jen Wreck the Movies – Uptown Girls (2003), Or Even Rock Stars Need Estate Planning

Estate planningIn very intriguing fashion, Wendy Hoey Sheinberg and Jennifer F. Hillman, also known as "Wendy and Jen" describe how modern day fairy tales are "excellent cautionary estate planning tales." 

Wendy and Jen "wrecked" popular movie Uptown Girls starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning by pointing out the consequences of the failure to create an estate plan. 

Uptown Girls tells the story of Princess Molly Gunn (played by Brittany Murphy) who fell into a fortune left by her parents. For awhile, she loved lavish, that was until her fortune was stolen by her business manager Bob. 

In Wendy and Jen's version of Uptown Girls, Princess Molly's parents decide to reach out to attorneys who just happen to be Wendy and Jen. Instead of leaving a heap of cash to their precious daughter Molly, they create and estate plan for their daughter. This estate planning fairy tale is much more practical, and far more safe as the treasure is protected from "wicked trolls" like Business Manager Bob. 

See Wendy Hoey Sheinberg & Jennifer F. Hillman, Wendy and Jen Wreck the Movies – Uptown Girls (2003), Or Even Rock Stars Need Estate Planning, Rivkin Radler, March 17, 2022. 

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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