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A Historic Look at Wills and Trusts

Neil Jones (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge) recently published his article entitled Wills, Trusts and Trusting from the Statute of Uses to Lord Nottingham, 31 J. of Legal History 273 (2010). The abstract available on SSRN is below: Medieval… … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports on do-it-yourself wills

The July issue of Consumer Reports had an interesting article (available on-line) on DIY will-drafting software, specifically, Quicken WillMaker, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer. The researchers created three different estate planning scenarios — nuclear family, blended family with a special needs … Continue reading

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Does the Federal Arbitration Act apply to wills and trusts?

The following contribution to our arbitration symposium is by David Horton. David is an Associate Professor at Loyola, where he joined the faculty in 2009. He primarily writes and teaches in the fields of contracts, contract procedure, and wills and … Continue reading

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Jacksonville New Parents Make Plans to have Wills Prepared

Even Clark Howard agrees that new parents should take the time to consult with an attorney to have their Will prepared. A Florida Will allows you to choose who you want to take care of and raise your children, should … Continue reading

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The Wife, The Mistress, and Two Forged Wills

Years ago I attended the funeral of a dear friend who died much too early. His memorial service was both solemn and awkward. Seated in the front row of the church were his estranged wife, his current common law wife … Continue reading

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