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Withers LLP
If you're part of a cohabiting couple, the fact that the house is in your partner's sole name is significant.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the case of Ajemian v. Yahoo!, Inc., held that the Stored Communications Act (SCA)...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Your divorce client advises you that her parents, who are well off, have likely provided for her in their trusts and she is concerned that her husband may share in her potential inheritance
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Unfortunately, situations like the question are all too common, especially where there is family discord.
Bowditch & Dewey
On October 16, 2017, the highest court in Massachusetts found that a federal law known as the Stored Communications Act (SCA) does not prevent the Personal Representatives of an estate from accessing the content of a decedent's Yahoo email account, but remanded the case to the Probate Court to resolve a second issue of whether Yahoo's terms of services agreement bars access.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The November § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.4%, up from 2.2% in October.
Bowditch & Dewey
Your youngest child is finally off to college.
Holland & Knight
Suppose you have a trust that provides for distributions to your descendants. Suppose further that your son dies having given his wife permission to use his frozen sperm.
Brown Smith Wallace
The IRA's value as a retirement planning tool is well known: IRA assets compound on a tax-deferred (or, in the case of a Roth IRA, tax-free) basis, which can help build a more substantial nest egg.
Bowditch & Dewey
In law school, I wrote papers on the tax consequences of death and divorce for same-sex married couples.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Q: My brother died owning an extensive wine cellar. The terms of his last will and testament give this wine collection to my two adult nephews equally. As the executor, how should I handle these assets?
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
I am planning to create a trust to benefit my husband and our children after my death. But what if the laws change, or my family's financial situation changes? How can I plan for this?
Proskauer Rose LLP
The September § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.4%, the same as in August.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Effective July 1st of this year, Georgia's new Uniform Power of Attorney Act ("UPOAA") applies to most written, general, financial powers of attorney. A power of attorney ("POA") allows for one party...
Katz & Stefani, LLC
Does it matter when you file for divorce? Yes, in a divorce case involving maintenance, the filing date of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Illinois may impact the term of the maintenance award.
Miles & Stockbridge
The State argued that being named on birth certificates is not a benefit of marriage, but rather a device meant only to record biological parentage.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
These questions all touch on the treatment of the right of publicity after death.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The August § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.4%, up slightly from 2.2% in July.
Day Pitney LLP
We often think of trusts primarily as vehicles for saving taxes or for preserving the assets of minors or adults who are unable to manage their own assets.
Day Pitney LLP
At the time of our December 2016 update, there was a near-universal belief that tax cuts would be high on the agenda of President Trump and a Republican Party that controls both houses of Congress.
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Your youngest child is finally off to college.
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