Read Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Widow Foreclosure Catch-22
The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Death and Foreign Asset Disclosure. What you don't know can cost you…a lot
Safeguard Your MVA: Devising a Business Succession Plan that will Preserve your Most Valuable Asset
Planning for Your Social Media Accounts When You Die
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Fein, Such, Kahn, & Shepard: Estate Planning
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
The Basics of the Fiscal Cliff Deal & Why the Lack of Sunset Provisions Is Important
On May 14, 2013, Governor Dayton signed a bill modifying Minnesota Statutes Sections 517 and 518. The bill enacts changes in Minnesota's marriage law, effective August 1, 2013....more
As of January 1, 2013, the Civil Marriage Protection Act legalized same-sex marriage in the State of Maryland. From the estate-planning perspective, the passage of this law clarified many points that had been problematic for...more
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Will the U.S. Supreme Court weigh in on same-sex marriage, or sidestep the issue? Oral arguments are scheduled for March 26th and March 27th. Expect rulings in June. This video, from Bloomberg...more
New York began recognizing same-sex marriage in 2011. However, matrimony is not enough to protect your rights. Although same-sex couples are granted the same privileges and obligations as heterosexual partners within New...more
Earlier this year, I discussed the Windsor case wherein a federal district court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and allowed a marital deduction in the estate of a deceased same-sex spouse for...more
On June 6, 2012, in Windsor v. United States, U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones in the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to Edith Windsor and created a precedent that is likely to positively affect...more
If you are a gay, lesbian or unmarried heterosexual couple, have you considered what role you would play in your partner’s healthcare should they become incapacitated and unable to communicate?
In critical situations, a...more
Article discussion a of a NEw York State appeals court has cleared the way for a same-sex spouse to inherit the estate of his deceased partner. ...more
A significant number of states allow same-sex couples to get married, or offer alternative legal arrangements to same-sex couples, providing most or all of the legal rights associated with marriage. However, these states are...more
Domestic partners, whether same sex or opposite sex, often inquire about what documents they need in place to ensure that their children are taken care of, their partner is protected, and/or that their wishes are carried out....more
NURSING HOME NEGLECT
You Have Rights!
After three and a half years to file an Appeal, a disabled, pro se litigant, filed the instant Brief.
Since the matter had to do with fraud upon the court by officers of the court to obtain rulings in their favors, we really...more
On July 10, 2009, Judge Patricia Del Bueno Cleary, a Superior Court Judge in Monmouth County, NJ, entered an Order authorizing the Administrator of an intestate estate to establish two Supplemental Benefits Trusts within an...more
In this case, the applicant’s Medicaid eligibility plan involved making a loan to a relative. The borrowing relative signed a promissory note agreeing to repay the note in monthly installments, including interest. The note...more
Whether in Tennessee, children born-out-of-wedlock are entitled to recover all, some or none of the proceeds of a life insurance policy for a deceased parent. Must the child be listed as an intended beneficiary or may the...more
In the Matter of the Estate of Leonard Manko - Order Authorizing Reformation of Testamentary Trust. This Order amended the existing testamentary trust in the will of Leonard Manko to establish a testamentary Supplemental...more
This is the brief we filed in support of a petition for certification to the New Jersey Supreme Court in the In re Keri case. The case was accepted by the Supreme Court and the Court ultimately ruled in our favor, ruling, for...more
JD Supra gets your content noticed, increases your visibility and makes your marketing efforts hassle free...
Learn More or Schedule a demo