Trusts & Estates
613 ABA Journal Trusts & Estates articles.
A federal judge in Salt Lake City has rejected a plea deal calling for a sentence of about six years in prison for an estate lawyer accused of stealing $12.7 million from 26 elderly, disabled or incapacitated clients.
Apr 20, 2022 2:52 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates approved a pair of resolutions Monday that focus on the needs of older Americans.
Feb 14, 2022 4:08 PM CST
An Alabama probate judge has been ousted from his position for “completely inappropriate” racial comments and a “sexually inappropriate demeanor.”
Nov 2, 2021 2:22 PM CDT
A state appeals court has ruled that a handwritten instruction in a Bible that included only the first name of the writer was a valid codicil that changed a will.
Oct 28, 2021 9:57 AM CDT
A South Carolina probate judge has been suspended for 18 months, partly for soliciting hurricane relief donations on Facebook and partly for his all-caps declaration as a would-be character witness.
Oct 20, 2021 9:05 AM CDT
The estate of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit alleging that a biotechnology company is profiting from the unauthorized use of living tissue taken from the Black woman without her consent or knowledge in a 1951 operation for her cervical cancer.
Oct 14, 2021 12:13 PM CDT
The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a trust provision that made distribution of an inheritance contingent on the beneficiary being unmarried.
Oct 13, 2021 9:28 AM CDT
Baker McKenzie fought proposals to strengthen financial oversight and tax laws in its lobbying for large banks and technology companies, according to Pandora Papers reporting by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and its media papers.
Oct 5, 2021 10:35 AM CDT
Britney Spears’ father is suspended as conservator
Judge Brenda Penny of Los Angeles on Wednesday suspended Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, from his position as conservator for the pop…
Oct 1, 2021 12:09 PM CDT
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the New York Times and Mary Trump, his niece, that seeks at least $100 million in damages for her disclosure of his tax records to the newspaper.
Sep 22, 2021 11:48 AM CDT
Social media is a blessing and a curse. We are at a point in human civilization where it’s never been easier to communicate with each other. Whether via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or any other platform, we have reached a position in our society where it arguably takes little to no effort to correspond with loved ones, those we despise and everything in between.
Sep 9, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
Britney Spears' legal battle
over the conservatorship that put her under the control of her father brought international attention to the conservatorship system. But many other rich and famous people have—appropriately or not—also found themselves in the grips of a system that is much more easy to enter than to leave.
Sep 8, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
Family law could look very different in the near future, especially for nontraditional families, who are concerned that their protections may not be as secure. This is why many estate planners are advising that these clients create and make changes to their legal documents stat.
Aug 1, 2021 1:20 AM CDT
When COVID-19 began hitting the United States hard last year, Janine Sickmeyer was among those in the bankruptcy world who thought that there would be a tsunami of cases. But contrary to the prognostications of many, the influx never materialized.
Jul 21, 2021 9:04 AM CDT
Britney Spears has won the right to hire her own lawyer after accusing her father of “conservatorship abuse.”
Jul 15, 2021 9:40 AM CDT
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