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Tag: trust litigation

14
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...
02
11 '17

Electronic Wills: A Bad Idea From Across the Pond

Proposed Inheritance Law Update We are big fans of our brothers across the Atlantic—the pint, the pub, the pound, the princess. But every now and then, the British contrive an...
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...
16
11 '16

A Trustee’s Reasonable Reserve

In a trust administration, a “reserve” is money the trustee retains for a period of time after the trustee believes the trust administration is complete. The key here is the...
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....