Tag Archives: Estates

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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A Survey of Michigan Trusts and Estates Cases

Daniel W. Matthews (Associate Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School) and Karen L. Chadwick (Associate Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School) have recently published their article entitled Trusts and Estates, 53 Wayne L. Rev. 627 (2007). Here is the introduction… … Continue reading

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IRS Offers Filing and Penalty Relief for 2010 Estates

IR-2011-91 (emphasis added): WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that large estates of people who died in 2010 will have until early next year to file various required returns and pay any estate taxes due. In addition, the … Continue reading

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Mirror of Justice Blog declares “war” on Wills, Trusts, & Estates Prof Blog

Richard W. Garnett (Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School) has recently declared “war” on our blog in a posting yesterday on the Mirror of Justice Blog. According to his October 30, 2008 post: Take a brief break from thinking… … Continue reading

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