In 2010, the Appellate Division, Second Department, made it clear that principles of equity grounded in rules of forfeiture can adversely impact a surviving spouse’s entitlement to an elective share.
Can you set up a trust in a state that you do not reside in?
Right Back Where You Came from: Does the Law of Your Birthplace Govern Your Estate Without You Even Knowing It?
If an individual is born in Alberta, lives and works in BC for more than a decade, then lives and works in Saskatchewan for more than a decade, then moves back to BC temporarily, while simultaneously searching for a residence in Costa Rica, where is this person domiciled?
Michael Jackson, Prince and Whitney Houston each revolutionized the music industry and impacted popular music for decades.
One of the pleasures of publishing this blog over the years has been the opportunity to meet and interact with some truly impressive lawyers.
In heated California trust and estate litigation, one party’s petition to the probate court often leads the other side to file a retaliatory petition.
Uniform Trust Code Section 706 permits the removal of a trustee under specific circumstances, such as (1) commission of a serious breach of trust or (2) where removal is requested by all of the qualified beneficiaries, but only if a court finds that removal of the trustee best serves the interests of all of the beneficiaries and is not inconsistent with a material purpose of the trust.
My mom died recently, and her failure to put in writing her final arrangements resulted in a family conflict.
Acrimony between Co-Trustees can raise significant problems. Co-Trustees each have a duty to participate in the administration of the Trust (PC 16013).