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Ruder Ware

Getting Started: Estate Planning for Young Families

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For many people, the first time they start thinking about an estate plan is when they start to have family members that depend on them financially – typically, a spouse or a child. Let’s take, for example, a young married...more

Conn Kavanaugh

New Year's Resolutions for your Estate Plan

by Conn Kavanaugh on

Many of us love to make New Year’s resolutions – with a fresh, clean calendar laid out before us, the possibilities seem endless! But that vast expanse of “what might be” can also be overwhelming. So, if estate planning is on...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

[Webinar] Asset Protection 101: Are You and Your Family Protected from Litigation, Creditors, and Divorce? - January 23rd, 12:00...

It can take years to accumulate assets and increase the value of your business and investments. Unfortunately, without an asset protection plan, you could lose everything or a significant portion of what you have worked so...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Understanding How Assets Are Distributed in a Will

When creating an estate plan, the main decision is how your assets will be distributed after you pass away. Understanding "per stirpes" and "per capita" distribution is key to that decision. ...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

The Most Important Estate Planning Documents

Making sure you have the right estate planning documents is one of the simplest ways to have a positive impact on your family's future. Proper planning ensures that your wishes will be followed and that your family will have...more

Cozen O'Connor

Decades-Old Family Feud Over Steinbeck Estate And Control Of His Works Finally Concludes

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A family's decades-long battle over the rights to the work of literary giant John Steinbeck appears to have come to an end. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Steinbeck's step daughter, affirming a...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Estate Planning Resolutions for 2020

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The holiday season has come and gone, and it's hard to believe that we are on the brink of a new year and decade.  For many of us, the start of a new year can be a time of empty commitment to self-betterment....more

Winstead PC

Court Holds That Will Contestant Was Not Estopped From Challenging The Will Due To Accepting Assets

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In "In the Estate of Johnson," a decedent’s daughter filed a will contest after accepting over $146,000 from the estate. No. 05-18-01193-CV, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 9646 (Tex. App.—Dallas November 4, 2019, no pet.). ...more

Winstead PC

Presentation - Texas Fiduciary Litigation Update: 2018-2019

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David F. Johnson, lead writer for the Texas Fiduciary Litigator blog, discusses Texas fiduciary litigation case law and addresses issues such as merger of trusts, Gun Trusts, statute of limitations, quasi-estoppel,...more

Downey Brand LLP

California Courts May Invalidate Right of Survivorship in Joint Accounts

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Often an aging parent will add an adult child to the parent’s account as a joint holder to assist with asset management or bill payment. However, this may lead to an unintended result in California when the parent dies. The...more

Cozen O'Connor

The Cars Singer Leaves Estranged Wife Out Of Will—Can He Do That?

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The death of Ric Ocasek in September at age 75 came as a shock to fans of The Cars frontman-turned-music producer. More surprises came in the days that followed. Ocasek, who had been recovering from a recent surgery at his...more

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Should I Tell My Children Why I Made The Estate Planning Choices That I Made

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

“Should I give my estate planning documents to my children?” “Do you think my son will be upset when he finds out that I chose his sister as my healthcare agent?” These and many other questions are common. Choosing how...more

Cozen O'Connor

Stan Lee’s Business Manager Charged, But Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen To Anyone

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At the end of Stan Lee's life, the Marvel Comics creator found himself surrounded by many people. Various allegations of financial elder abuse were made before he died on November 12, 2018, at age 95. Lee left behind an...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Estate Planning During a Divorce: Four Key Considerations

You have planned your life carefully. With your spouse you have drawn up a will and established trusts to organize your estate after your deaths. You have made decisions about the guardianship of your children should anything...more

Winstead PC

Presentation: The Use of Arbitration, Forum-Selection, Jury-Waiver Clauses in Trust & Estate Litigation

by Winstead PC on

David F. Johnson presented his paper “The Use of Arbitration, Forum Selection, and Jury-Waiver Clauses in Trust and Estate Litigation in Texas” to the Texas Bar Association’s Fiduciary Litigation Course in San Antonio on...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Five Estate Planning Myths

There are lots of misconceptions about estate planning, and any one of them can result in costly mistakes. Understanding who needs an estate plan and what it should cover is key to creating a plan that is right for you....more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Exploring Digital Asset Planning and Estate Administration With Author Sharon Hartung – Part Two

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Digital Planning Podcast is designed to educate individuals about all things digital in connection with estate planning, business planning and estate administration. Your hosts, Jennifer Zegel, Ross Bruch and Justin...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Digital assets and estate planning

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

Depending on who you believe, as many as three million bitcoins are currently “irretrievable” (approximately £20 billion worth at today’s prices). The most common reasons cited for this are lost retrieval codes (known as...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Exploring Digital Asset Planning and Estate Administration With Author Sharon Hartung – Part One

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Digital Planning Podcast is designed to educate individuals about all things digital in connection with estate planning, business planning and estate administration. Your hosts, Jennifer Zegel, Ross Bruch and Justin...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Updating Your Estate Plan in the Event of Divorce

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It’s advisable to review and update your estate plan with any change in personal circumstances, financial circumstances, changes in the law, or just the passage of an extended time. But if you’re in the midst of a divorce, or...more

Flaster Greenberg PC

Minimizing Elder Financial Abuse

by Flaster Greenberg PC on

It seems like every month, there is a news broadcast of a new form of elder financial abuse. Statistically, it is very prevalent, especially among individuals with dementia who are residing alone in the community....more

Winstead PC

Court Holds That Testatrix Died Partially Intestate And That The Term “Personal Effects” In A Will Did Not Include Real Property

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In In re Estate of Ethridge, a testatrix signed a will that provided that “all my personal effects” would be devised to her nephew in law and that her half interest in a home went to another person. No. 11-17-00291-CV, 2019...more

Winstead PC

Contractual Jury Waivers in Trust and Estate Litigation in Texas

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Individuals execute trusts and wills to determine how certain assets are to be managed and distributed. Those same individuals may want to have some control over the dispute resolution process for any conflicts that arise in...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Event] McDermott Private Client Forum - November 28th, Munich, Germany

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Join us at our first McDermott Private Client Forum in Munich on Thursday, 28 November 2019. With this series of events, we want to create a forum for exchanging ideas on the topics of wealth, succession, inheritance and tax...more

Conn Kavanaugh

Don't Forget Asset Ownership When Evaluating Your Estate Plan

by Conn Kavanaugh on

So, you’ve signed your estate planning documents. Nice work. But don’t forget that just having a Will and Trust is not enough. How you own your assets is an essential part of the equation, and should be reviewed to ensure...more

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