Seattle Business Magazine just recognized Washington companies that are celebrating more than 100 years of continuous operations in the state.
Lawyers are duty-bound to provide “zealous” advocacy for their clients. The term “zealous” means to show zeal, and zeal means “great energy or enthusiasm in pursuant of a cause or an objective.”
It can be confusing, and a little worrisome, to be kept in the dark by your Trustee. Time to find out what’s going on. In this video, Keith Davidson discusses how to find out what your Trustee is up to.
At the recent Estates and Trust Summit, Ian M. Hull spoke about the difficult legal consideration of testamentary capacity, and the impact of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NDP) on one’s soundness of mind.
In September, the Tax Court issued its opinion in Cavallaro v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2014-189, holding that a merger of two family-owned businesses resulted in a $29.6 million gift from Mr. and Mrs. Cavallaro to their three sons.
While certain state legislatures may be getting closer to understanding digital assets and digital accounts in trusts and estates, using digital assets and digital accounts as evidence in the federal court system remains a murkier proposition.
The value of insurance should not be overlooked in estate planning.
Lessons from “Clarity On Capacity”: A UK-law Perspective On the Unique Ethical Challenges Faced by Estate Planners Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
Florida ethics Rule 4-1.14 and the ABA’s model-rules counterpart, Rule 1.14, address the unique ethical challenges faced by attorneys representing clients with diminished capacity. To say this is a “thorny” situation is putting it mildly, especially for trusts and estates attorneys, which means any concrete help we can get navigating this minefield is incredibly valuable.
One of the most famous sentences in literature is the opening of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” While this may be great art, it’s nonsense in real life.