Under California law ex-spouses are entitled to receive your life insurance benefits if you fail to change your beneficiary form after dissolution of your marriage. But there are other assets where an ex-spouses rights are automatically terminated after divorce. In this video, Keith Davidson describes when an ex-spouse can receive your assets.
Alexander Pope famously stated that “to err is human; to forgive, divine.”
Many of us look forward to retirement and the golden years in our lives when we can finally do some of the things we haven’t had time for in our busy, working schedules.
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.