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Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
One of the critical duties of a trustee traditionally has been to defend his trust against internal attacks. By that I mean to defend the trust against those who, in contravention of the settlor’s intentions as expressed in...more
A composite of studies of trust and estate attorneys, trust officers, and financial planners revealed that:
• Fewer than 10% of plans for their clients addressed art, antiques, and collectibles
• Fewer than 10% used art...more
On February 13, 2012, new amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure took effect and made substantial changes to the right to appeal from orders entered by Pennsylvania’s Orphans’ Courts. The...more
Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform Principal and Income Act...more
New California case summary--a trustee cannot condition a distribution on the beneficiary providing a release or waiver of liability....more