Last week, in a ground-breaking decision, Rasouli, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that consent is necessary before ending life-sustaining treatment.
Oprah Winfrey famously topped her celebrity counterparts in annual earnings for many years in a row. While she isn’t the top earner anymore, according to Forbes, as of September 2013, Oprah had a net worth of approximately $2.9 billion.
What do you get when you mix a reclusive heiress with a will disinheriting her closest relatives? Unfortunately, litigation.
Recently, our firm has been deep in the pre-trial trenches with many difficult Trust and Will contest cases—pre-trial being that period of time when we gear up for trial. A number of these cases, which were headed towards certain trial, suddenly settled out in successful mediations.
Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals: Can a Deceased Spouse Condition a Gift to His Surviving Spouse On a Waiver of Her Elective Share Rights?
Under the right circumstances, no-contest or in terrorem clauses can be effective tools to ward off wasteful inheritance litigation.
In probate proceedings involving the issue of testamentary capacity, parties frequently present testimony at trial from an expert psychiatrist.
The Missouri law governing means testing for public assistance (RSMo. Section 214.010) was amended this past August to allow an individual to set up an ‘irrevocable funeral trust account’ and exclude $9,999 of funds for funeral and burial expenses.