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Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In some will contests, lawyers will speculate that the decedent may have misled people as to his true estate plan, either out of weakness, to keep the peace, to measure reactions, to avoid uncomfortable conversations, and...more

The Trust Being a Multi-Party Relationship, Whom Legal Counsel Represents Can Get Complicated

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

The trust being a multi-party relationship, it is not always that easy to discern at any given time whom legal counsel is representing, or should be representing, in matters relating to the trust’s creation and...more

IRS 6050W: Implications for Attorneys and Others Who Accept Credit Cards

by Lawrence McElroen on

This is a good analysis of the implications of IRS 6050W for attorneys and others who accept credit card payments; kudos to Lawpay.com for the analysis!...more

Mediation and Arbitration have their limitations when it comes to trust disputes.

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will prove an expensive and...more

LAW SCHOOLS NO LONGER ADEQUATELY EQUIP THEIR STUDENTS TO THINK LIKE LAWYERS: THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF DECONTEXTUALIZING...

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

The process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other critical enforceable...more

How to Pick an Asset Protection Lawyer - Due Dilligence Questions

by IKE DEVJI on

Article with key due diligence questions to help consumers and their advisors determine exactly who and what an Asset Protection planner is, how to avoid amateurs and common mistakes and how to pick the best help in a complex...more

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