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At 16 you can drive a car. At 18 you can vote and serve in the military. And at 21 you can order a drink in a bar. But, when is the right time to create an estate plan? When should you create the basic documents that will...more
Sometimes determining the correct beneficiary for ERISA-governed life insurance benefits can present real challenges.
Can the deceased’s will prove the deceased’s intent designating the correct beneficiary? It...more
In your experience, what’s the most costly mistake people make when preparing estate plans, and what can they do to fix them? That’s the question we recently put to attorneys writing on JD Supra....more
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
In Estate of Lira (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 2 Dist., December 26, 2012), a California court of appeal considered whether statute allows an attorney who was related by marriage at the time of the drafting of a will, but...more
In Roberts v. Wilson, the El Paso Court of Appeals ruled that the wife of a beneficiary under a will was entitled to her husband’s interest in real property because he survived his parents and the bequeath did not have a...more
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