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Salvador Dalí

July 7th, 2017

This week the Telegraph reported that Salvador Dalí’s body will be exhumed as part of a lawsuit involving his purported illegitimate daughter and her claim to his estate.  Pilar Abel Martínez, a psychic fortune-teller and resident of Dalí’s hometown, Figueres, Spain, has claimed since 2007 that she is the artist’s forgotten daughter.  According to Ms….

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Three Ways to Get Disinherited

March 29th, 2017

As trust and estate litigation attorneys, we have been involved in many will and trust contests in which parents have disinherited one or more of their children.  As estate planners, our experience is that children are usually disinherited because they are estranged or have a persistent drug or alcohol problem.  In these circumstances, the disinheritance…

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My Inheritance Was Adeemed! (Or What Happens When Your Dad Leaves You His House, But Sells It Before He Dies)

February 21st, 2017

In plain language, ademption is what occurs in the situation described in the title of this article:  A will leaves a particular piece of real or personal property (e.g., a house, car, dog, watch) to a specific individual, but the item is not in the decedent’s estate at his death.  (Perhaps the decedent crashed the…

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