A recent decision in Queensland, Australia determines whether a Will typed into the Notes Application of an iPhone stands as a valid Last Will and Testament.
As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their time and money to the cause or causes they hold dear.
James Brown died nearly eight years ago at the age of 73. Brow left an estate widely estimated to be worth anywhere from $5 million to over $100 million that’s been at the center of litigation for the last eight years — in spite of the carefully crafted estate plan he put in place prior to his death.
Can your mom or dad disinherit you under California law? Do they have to notify you if they change their Trust or Will provisions? Do you really have to be nice to your parents?
In what could be a ground breaking decision, for the very first time we now a Florida appellate decision explicitly sanctioning the use of trust protectors.
On numerous occasions, we have been asked how inheritances and gifts are treated in divorces in Pennsylvania.
Because stock options tie employee compensation to overall corporate performance they are being used as long-term employee incentive vehicles with ever increasing frequency.
Trustees are required to account for their actions, and yet it can be difficult to obtain a proper Trust accounting when one is desired. Even if you do get a Trust accounting, what should it look like and how do you know you got a proper Trust accounting?