Survivorship

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What to Do When a Loved One Is Killed in an Accident

Confronting the death of a loved one is never easy, and when that death was unexpected and avoidable, it becomes all the more difficult. In addition to the emotional trauma, spouses, children and other dependents often wonder...more

Employee Benefits Challenges After the Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

The ruling on Wednesday by the Supreme Court of the United States, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, will immediately extend to legally married same-sex couples a host of federal...more

Litigating Accounts With Rights of Survivorship in Texas

In this article: - I. Introduction - II. Valid Survivorship Accounts - III. Joint Accounts Between Spouses - IV. Burden Of Proving Enforcable Survivorship Accounts - V. Proving Contents Of...more

Estate Planning Considerations: Documentation and Peace of Mind

With the introduction of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act), the world of estate planning has been injected with a dose of certainty after more than 10 years of uncertainty as to federal estate, gift and...more

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

It was a dark and stormy night on October 9, 1837, when Hardy Croom and his wife Frances, together with their three young children, all died in the wreck of the steamboat “Home” on their passage from New York to Charleston,...more

Civil Union Partnerships: Congratulations And Be Aware

Earlier this year, Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (the “Civil Union Act”). ...more

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