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A Last Will and Testament Can Always Be Changed (Before Death)

USA - November 10 2017 It is a fundamental principle of law that a Last Will and Testament duly signed and witnessed is binding on no one until the person who signed the…

A Handwritten Codicil Can Lead to Disaster

USA - June 29 2017 Mr. James Paul Allen of Beaufort County, North Carolina executed a duly drafted will on August 29, 2002. The will was prepared by his longtime…

Equitable Distribution When the Trial Judge Gets it Right

USA - June 5 2017 It is not often in a complex equitable distribution case that we see a trial Judge’s fair and well-reasoned decision reversed on appeal. However…

Ad Valorem Tax Values and Equitable Distribution

USA - May 5 2017 In many equitable distribution cases, where the value of real estate is an issue, the parties at least in negotiations debate the relative accuracy…

When Financial Planning Meets Family Law

USA - April 6 2017 Late 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided the case of Curtis v. Curtis (887 N.W.2d 249) and in so doing provided a lesson in how to invest $2…