Teenager Rueshad Grant was tragically killed at last year’s Toronto Caribbean Festival (Caribana) when he fell underneath the wheels of a float.
When a resident of the United Kingdom dies, his or her estate may be depleted by the payment of significant levels of inheritance tax.
If you make your living in and around our probate courts (or as an estate planner, doing everything possible to avoid our probate courts), you’ll find the FY 2012-13 Probate Court Statistical Reference Guide interesting reading.
The decision of a Los Angeles probate judge this past Monday provides a glimpse not only into the private lives of owners of an NBA franchise, but also into arenas which often confront elderly couples – trusts, competency, accusations of undue influence, mental examinations, and conservatorships.
Saving for retirement is always a hot topic in the Estates and Trusts bar and it should really be a hot topic with anyone over the working age.
One of the major features of the Surrogate’s Court is that it is a court of public record. Unfortunately, that can be one of its major drawbacks. Every document filed in every estate is available to anyone.
Estate Trustees have an obligation to account for all expenditures relating to an estate, a duty which beneficiaries may enforce by way of an application to pass accounts.
Is an oral promise to make a will or trust enforceable under California law? Contrary to what many believe, California law providesfor the enforcement of oral promises to make a will or trust.
Choosing your health care power of attorney is an incredibly important decision, as the person you authorize — known also as an agent — will be able to make important decisions on your behalf if you can no longer communicate or become medically incapacitated, as in the instance of a coma.