When you separate one of the things you should add to your bucket list is when to get a new Will.
A recent decision emanating from the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, Matter of Nichols, N.Y.L.J., Nov. 15, 2013, p.40, addresses the rarely litigated issue of constructive abandonment (i.e., a spouse’s unjustified refusal to engage in sexual relations) as a basis for disqualifying a surviving spouse from receiving an elective share.
In the field of Estate litigation, we often rely on expert opinion with respect to various issues including mental capacity, and the authenticity of handwriting. Although not an Estates case, the recent 2014 Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in Moore v. Getahun, provides important clarification regarding the review of expert reports by counsel.
Florida’s First District Court of Appeals: Can “buyer’s Remorse” Get You Out of a Mediated Settlement Agreement?
Most inheritance cases settle, and most settlement agreements are never contested. But when they are, it’s good to know what the rules are.
Most restaurant owners want to provide for their families when they die and protect their assets from liability. However, there are issues if the owner just conveys the real estate in a Will.
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national association of leading trust and estate attorneys. ACTEC contributes to the field of trusts and estates law through scholarship, teaching, and bar leadership activities.
The method for amending a Trust may not be the same as the method for revoking a Trust–what’s the difference? In this video, Stewart Albertson discusses the difference between the two.
Click here to listen to Hull on Estates #364 – Uniform Trustee Act Today on Hull on Estates, Crystal O’Donnell and Doreen So discuss the Uniform Trustee Act.