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Category: Trust Litigation

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11 '17

Online Estate Planning Programs

For many young parents this scenario is familiar: You and your spouse are flying across the country for some family event—a wedding, the death of a relative—and you’re leaving your...
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08 '17

Arbitrations v. Class Actions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently finalized a controversial rule that prohibits financial-service companies from including arbitration clauses in their contracts with consumers that block those consumers from joining class...
12
06 '17

The Limited Effectiveness of “No Contest” Clauses in California Trust & Estate Litigation

A “no contest clause,” according to California Probate Code section 21310(c), is “a provision in an otherwise valid instrument that, if enforced, would penalize a beneficiary for filing a pleading...
10
10 '16

How Should I Title My House?

If you are a married couple without a living trust, the manner in which you take title to your home can be critical. The three common ways for a married...
08
06 '16

We often warn clients that mental capacity is a double-edged sword

Edge#1 The current litigation involving billionaire media magnate Sumner Redstone illustrates the point. Mr. Redstone, age 93, owns about 80 percent of CBS and Viacom—reportedly a $40 billion media empire....