As Estates Lawyers we frequently advise our clients as to the various life events that should trigger a review of their estate plans.
Forbes.com reported recently Anna Nicole Smith’s Will contest case may be over…or maybe not so fast. This mess of a case started nearly 19 years ago after the death of J. Howard Marshall.
Lawyers have a number of unique professional obligations and responsibilities. Many of these relate to duties owed by the lawyer to his or her clients or to the courts. One of the responsibilities of a lawyer in providing help to a client is to ensure that the client will not run into problems if the lawyer is suddenly and unexpectedly incapacitated or unable to work.
Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re contemplating a challenge to a will. A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has shed some light on the interaction between the law of will challenges and the effects of Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002.
BoltNagi Attorney Tom Bolt informed the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Finance Committee last month that the territory will most likely be seeing same-sex marriages soon, whether or not residents vote for it.
Florida Must Recognize Gay Widower’s Delaware Marriage for Purposes of Appointing the Non-resident Personal Representative of His Ancillary Estate
Florida law says you can’t appoint a non-resident to serve as personal representative of your estate unless that person’s your “spouse” or otherwise related to you.
As Estate lawyers, we sadly deal with Estates where individuals have been diagnosed with devastating illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). On the other hand, we also have the benefit of seeing how much charitable giving is accomplished through Estate planning to organizations that are striving to cure or alleviate these, or many other, illnesses.
In the aftermath of the death of beloved comedian Robin Williams, minds will at some point consider the actor’s legacy. Recent celebrity deaths, such as James Gandolfini or Philip Seymour Hoffman, have brought light to public interest in what happens to celebrities’ fortunes upon their death.
People from varying age groups, countries and walks of life were all shocked last week when the news broke of Robin Williams’ unexpected death. Despite living with his own personal battles, Mr. Williams made the lives of others happier through his quick wit and charming ability to make the people around him laugh.