Mondaq USA: Family and Matrimonial
Bowditch & Dewey
At the end of 2016, we saw two tragic deaths in one celebrity family. First, Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame passed away on December 27, 2016, and then her mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a 5-4 decision issued this past Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Burns & Levinson LLP
The ownership (homing) of a pet can be a hot-button issue in high conflict divorce cases.
Miles & Stockbridge
A common scenario in international child abduction cases is for one parent to take a "vacation" with the children and then never return.
Archer & Greiner P.C.
Planning for your death — an inevitable event for all of us — can be one of the simplest ways to control the disposition of your assets after you pass.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Don't let uncertainty over estate tax repeal become one more reason to delay focusing on framing the legacy you want to leave for your family and your business.
Miles & Stockbridge
We all know we are not immortal. Death is a certainty for all of us. But the topic of death and our own mortality can be one of discomfort, or even denial.
Thompson Coburn LLP
For most people, a child's wedding is one of those great life moments that is filled with months of planning and excitement.
The McLane Law Firm
The case settles that the determination of rights to assets where title is held by a decedent may be resolved by a court other than the court overseeing the administration of an estate.
The McLane Law Firm
Testamentary in terrorem provisions, which compel forfeiture by a legatee upon unsuccessful challenge to the validity of an estate plan and/or its administration...
The McLane Law Firm
For the last two years, my husband and I have lived in our New Hampshire house during the summer months and at our house in Arizona the remainder of the year.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Email accounts, online banking and investment account access, music, photo and data storage accounts, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media accounts are all forms of digital assets.
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
On Valentine's Day, Zack takes Kelly, his high school sweetheart who goes to a different college, to the Max for a romantic dinner.
Thompson Coburn LLP
"Digital assets" encompasses a wide variety of things, from your email and Facebook accounts to your iTunes music to your electronically stored data to your domain name to bitcoins.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Historically, estate planning has been concerned with tangible assets, such as real estate and personal property, and intangible assets, such as securities and other investment assets.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Maura and Michael Ricci divorced when their daughter, Caitlyn, was four (4) years old.
Fox Rothschild LLP
What rights do people have to an equitable distribution of assets stemming from a period prior to the marriage itself?
Fox Rothschild LLP
Ours is an age where hyperbole has not only become accepted, it is almost universally embraced as a part of American culture, and among the chief advocates of hype is the financial service sector of our economy.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Growing up, my siblings and I all played sports. My brother and I were basketball players and my sister was, in no uncertain terms, a track star.
Fox Rothschild LLP
As a matrimonial litigant, you never want to feel that your lawyer does not know how best to take you through the divorce or post-divorce process.
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PFL requires almost all New York employers, regardless of size, to provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of paid leave to engage in "family care," namely, to care for a child following birth...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a 5-4 decision issued this past Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Recently, in Estate of Kollsman v. Commissioner the U.S. Tax Court held that an art collector's estate significantly underreported the value of two artworks for estate tax purposes.
Bowditch & Dewey
How much were the late King of Pop's name and image worth when he died? His estate put the figure at $2,105 but the IRS believes the value is at least $434 million.
Archer & Greiner P.C.
Planning for your death — an inevitable event for all of us — can be one of the simplest ways to control the disposition of your assets after you pass.
Bowditch & Dewey
On July 31, 2015, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 introduced new tax law that affects executors who are required to file a federal estate tax return...
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Don't let uncertainty over estate tax repeal become one more reason to delay focusing on framing the legacy you want to leave for your family and your business.
Pryor Cashman LLP
"Dividing a marital estate poses a multitude of challenges for the matrimonial practitioner. Some of the more discrete and greatly underestimated components of the martial estate are the assets often unseen:
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
In Estate of Hake v. United States, two executors of their mother's estate filed the estate tax return on the date that their tax attorney advised them it was due.
Bowditch & Dewey
Caring for a sick, disabled or incapacitated loved one can be a stressful proposition, but a new Massachusetts law aims to ease the burden by providing formal support to family caregivers.
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