One of the unfortunate aspects of estate administration is addressing problems caused by out-of-date or incomplete estate plans.
The “Dead Donor Rule” seems simple on its face: organ procurement may only take place posthumously. However, variation across Canada, and globally, as to the standards for defining when death has occurred has led to challenges for the viability of organ donation.
Sometimes language contained in wills and trusts can be misleading to the lay person.
A Better Standard for Undue Influence in California Trust and Will Cases: Part 4–Unfair Distribution from Will or Trust
This is part four of a four part post discussing the newly created standard for proving undue influence directly in California Trust and Will contests.
In late February 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a nearly 1,000 page discussion draft addressing tax reform.
Listen to Hull on Estates #371 – Safekeeping of wills. Today on Hull on Estates, David Smith and Josh Eisen discuss the safekeeping of wills, and why it’s important to hold on to the original document.
A recent article in the New York Times by John F. Wasik provides an excellent discussion of trust protectors.
Estate Trustees should be wary of distributing an estate too soon.