A woman fighting for her multi-million dollar inheritance might have to forfeit the entire fortune to charity thanks to a poorly-written will — a case that has raised questions about the rights of unmarried gay couples and their children. Jill Morris, died of breast cancer in 2016 at age 84 and left a multi-million dollar … Continue reading Daughter of woman whose partner predeceased her mother by 12 days, in court fight over inheritance.
Sometimes hearing a familiar principle from a different cultural context makes it seem more interesting, less banal; the same way that eating pizza prepared by a street vendor in Rome would taste better than my local delivery pizza simply because it was made in Rome. Most westerners are familiar with the fifth commandment in the … Continue reading What is your honor code?
Unmarried couples, face a variety of problematic and emotionally difficult issues because estate planning laws are written to favor married couples
So, your parents have a trust, and you’ve just found out that you are the trustee. Do you thank them or did they reward you with the booby prize? A trustee is held to a high standard of accountability and must act in accordance with an established standard of care as outlined below. To fail … Continue reading I’m Trustee For My Parents’ Trust – Now What?
More women are leaving the full-time labor force to care for aging parents.
More young adults are living at home than any other living arrangement.
How can loyalty conflicts be avoided when trusts have competing interests?