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Bureau of Indian Affairs Finalizes Changes to Land-Into-Trust Procedures in Light of Patchak

In response to last year’s United States Supreme Court case of Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 132 S. Ct. 2199 (2012) (“Patchak”), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”) issued a final rule on...more

Florida Land Trust Revisions–The Highlights [Florida]

Earlier this summer, Florida’s land trust statute underwent a substantial revision. Below are the major highlights: 1. Florida has separated out the title aspects of land trusts from the other provisions. This is...more

Title Troubles In Texas, North Dakota And Montana: Conveyances To “Blind Trusts”

The Title Question - Your title examiner often encounters a conveyance to an individual “as Trustee” with no Trust specified in the instrument....more

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - February 2013

In This Issue: - How to Protect Your Assets as a Business Owner - Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan - Tales from the Cliff: Estate Planning Policy for 2013 and Beyond -...more

Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait To Update Your Estate Plan

Many people have the misconception that they cannot update their estate plan or even prepare a new Will if they are separated but not yet divorced from their spouse. This is not true. An estate plan can be updated at any...more

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