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Robins Kaplan LLP

Communicating Your Estate Plan: A Helpful Tool, Not a Fix-All

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In the first 10 minutes of Netflix’s The Gentleman, the grieving heirs of Archibald Horniman are shocked when it is revealed that he has left his sizeable estate almost entirely to his second-born son, to the exclusion of his...more

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Clash of the Titans: When Waiver and Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Collide

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So much of the law is geared towards addressing what happens when two black-letter principles apply simultaneously but point to different outcomes. The Court of Appeals had to resolve just such a conflict this week in In...more

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Top 5 Divorce and Custody Myths

Whether it is from TV shows, movies, or stories from friends, people who are unacquainted with the divorce and custody process often come to initial consultations with attorneys with certain expectations that are, well, based...more

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Should You Be Asking for a Disclosure-Only Pre-nuptial?

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Recent data relating to couples who have married in recent years shows that men and women are deferring marriage to their late 20s and early 30s. In real terms what that means is that the people approaching the altar do so...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Two Families Now

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Absent a waiver, anyone involved in a child custody case in the Massachusetts Probate & Family court – whether via a Complaint for Divorce, Complaint for Separate Support, Complaint to Establish Parentage, or Complaint for...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Texas Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Hear Personhood Case

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On Friday, June 14, the Texas Supreme Court declined to consider a case that asked the Court to determine whether frozen embryos are persons or property under Texas law....more

Fleurinord Law PLLC

The Importance of Estate Planning for LGBTQ+ Couples in Texas and Florida

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The landscape of marriage in the United States has transformed significantly, particularly for same-sex couples, following pivotal legal battles that sought to recognize their right to marry. Understanding the nuances of...more

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What’s in a Name? Court of Appeals Strikes an “Appellee” Brief

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Can an appellee say that the lower court got it wrong? If so, when? In many appeals, the alignment of interests is clear: the appellant is the party who disagrees with the ruling at issue, and the appellee is the party who...more

Foster Swift Collins & Smith

Legal-Ease: What are my Responsibilities as Fiduciary of an Estate?

Dear Jonathan: My parents just updated their estate plan and told me that they named me in their wills, their trust and their financial and health care durable powers of attorney to act for them when they can no longer act...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Establishes Landmark Rule on Third-Party Child Support in Caldwell v. Jaurigue

On May 31, 2024, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that established a bright line rule in third-party child support matters in the case Caldwell v. Jaurigue. The decision sets a significant precedent...more

Dentons

Critical Risk Areas Identified in Annual Family Office Survey Report

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Family law attorney Tyler Coe covers the new report with insights from Edward Marshall and how it equips family offices with insights that can enhance performance and manage risk to position themselves for success....more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Kayden’s Law Becomes The Law.

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In August 2018 seven year old Kayden Mancuso left her home in suburban Bucks County to visit her dad at his home in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. Two years earlier Kayden’s mother had secured a Protection from Abuse...more

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Trustee in breach of trust conveys trust property to a third party: Is the transferee a necessary party to an action for breach...

If the trustee in breach of trust conveys the trust property to a third party to the trust relationship, would the transferee be a necessary party to any action for breach of trust that the trust beneficiaries might bring?...more

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Pa. Supreme Court Essentially Rejects Third Party Child Support Based On Custody.

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In March 2012 Joe Caldwell and Jacqui Spencer have a child. Seventeen months later Jacqui and the toddler move in with Philip Jaurigue. For the next several years the child lives primarily with Jacqui and Phil. Then Jacqui...more

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Maryland Court Decision Addresses Fate of Pre-Embryos in Divorce

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After years of painful setbacks, Jocelyn and Joshua successfully produced three viable pre-embryos (fertilized eggs not yet implanted in the womb) through in vitro fertilization (IVF)....more

Foster Swift Collins & Smith

Legal-Ease: Steps for When a Loved One Passes Away - Part Two

This is the second of three articles addressing the topic of what needs to be done when a spouse or loved one passes away. My last article addressed the immediate things that need to be done prior to the decedent’s funeral...more

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Child Custody in Iowa: Three Tips For Showing The Emotional Ability To Care For Your Child

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When determining child custody, Courts must weigh all factors based on what the judge feels is in the “best interest of the minor child.” Often, it can feel ambiguous in knowing how a judge may rule under this standard, but...more

Bowditch & Dewey

How Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder Impacts Divorce

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Alcohol and substance use disorders (including alcohol and controlled substances like cocaine, heroin, and opioids) are increasing in many parts of the United States, with significant impacts on those affected and their...more

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Mediation and the Infamous Orange Story

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Imagine you are a parent. You have a son and a daughter, and they are fighting vociferously over the last remaining orange in the kitchen. The thoughtful parent that you are, you stop and quickly consider your options: You...more

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Your Girlfriend from the 1980s is Grateful for Your Million Dollars.

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It is no secret that a lot of people in America are living alone and while many have been in one or more serious relationships those never culminated in marriage. Meanwhile, these people accumulate assets but often don’t pay...more

Foster Swift Collins & Smith

Legal-Ease: Steps for When a Loved One Passes Away - Part One

Dear Jonathan: Can you provide a general summary of what needs to be done when a person’s spouse or loved one passes away? Jonathan: When a spouse or loved one dies there are many things that need to be addressed by the...more

Foster Swift Collins & Smith

Elder Financial Abuse: What to do if it's in the Family?

People preying on the elderly to get at their life savings, unfortunately, has become a common occurrence in today’s society. We have all heard stories about an elderly person being targeted and falling victim to an...more

Entertainment Law Update Podcast

SCOTUS applies the "discovery rule" in timely copyright infringement claim; Cher wins in Marital Settlement Agreement vs Copyright...

Music and Trademark lawyer Tamera Bennett and TV and Film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss: Warner Chappell v. Nealy SCOTUS opinion and the impact of the “discovery rule” in copyright infringement cases and SCOTUS denying cert...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Managing Risk and Volatility Within a Family Office Structure: 10 Areas to Watch

Managing risk and volatility within a family office structure is a timely and complex topic. During a recent Katten webinar, we assembled a group of industry experts to share insights on three key topics: investment risk,...more

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Are Mortgage Rates and High Rents the Catalyst to “Quiet Quitting?”

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We have been reading recently about a new life phenomenon called “quiet quitting.” Essentially the concept is that one or both spouses are done with the relationship but neither has the energy or the resources to move on...more

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