Tag Archives: Estates

New Casebook Published: Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials

Reid Kress Weisbord, David Horton, Stephen K. Urice have recently published their new casebook entitled Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials. This casebook provides a unique platform for teaching Trusts and Estates as an accessible, engaging area of the law…. … Continue reading

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Future Interest and Estates Study Aids

Our students have been going through a spate of midterm exams in Property recently. Future interests, estates, and RAP are as perplexing for current students as they were to all of us in law school. I thought it might be… … Continue reading

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Pierce Atwood Names Marianna Putnam Liddell Chair of Trusts & Estates Practice Group

Pierce Atwood has named Molly Liddell the Trusts & Estates Practice Group Chair. Liddell started at the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2013. Her practice focuses on estate administration and planning, trust administration, prenuptial agreements, probate litigation,… … Continue reading

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Mass. Supreme Court rules that Stored Communications Act doesn’t bar Yahoo from release of decedent’s emails to his Estate’s Personal Representatives

People often wonder what happens to someone’s stored digital data such as emails, electronic banking, or facebook accounts if the person dies. This has been a vexing problem for surviving family members who wish to read or save that data as … Continue reading

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B.C. Court of Appeal Confirms that Notaries are Not Permitted to Draw Wills with Life Estates

The British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that notaries public are not permitted to draw wills that create life estates or trusts in a decision released December 21, 2017. In British Columbia, generally only lawyers may practice law, which includes … Continue reading

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