A state law that automatically revokes bequests to a former spouse may also include bequests to a former spouse’s family members, Maryland’s highest court has ruled in affirming judgment.Read More »
WASHINGTON - It's a new year and the estate tax is gone. And for trusts and estates lawyers, things have never been more confusing. Attorneys across the country have expressed shock that Congress allowed the federal estate tax to die without putting a new formula in place.Read More »
Linda Griffin, a successful trusts and estates lawyer in Clearwater, Fla., dives into her volunteer work with both flippers. An experienced scuba diver, Griffin volunteers as a diver at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, helping to clean the marine-animal tanks and teach youngsters about scuba diving.Read More »
Centuries ago, the nation’s wealthiest families left their heirs empires of oil, railroads and steel. But today, many family trusts are invested in stocks, hedge funds and real estate developments. And they’re no longer relying solely on the staid neighborhood ...
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