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Incomplete Dispositions, Naomi Cahn 2016 George Washington University Law School

Incomplete Dispositions, Naomi Cahn

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

In Irresolute Testators, Professor Jane Baron provocatively suggests the existence of two distinct types of testators: the rational, autonomous testator who has made deliberate choices about the contents of her will and whose errors, if any, are minor; and the more vulnerable, less resolute testator who may not have actually made the final decisions enshrined in a formal will. To illustrate how these testators appear in wills law, she analyzes how courts apply the doctrines of harmless error and mistake reformation. While the two doctrines appear to be intended to help the resolute testator, courts instead, she suggests, also apply ...


Probate A To Z: Guiding You Through The Statutes, Rules, And Procedures (Click Sharkmedia Below For Video), Adam Scott Goldberg 2016 Krause & Goldberg PA

Probate A To Z: Guiding You Through The Statutes, Rules, And Procedures (Click Sharkmedia Below For Video), Adam Scott Goldberg

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Equity And Trusts [2015], Hang Wu TANG 2016 Singapore Management University

Equity And Trusts [2015], Hang Wu Tang

Research Collection School Of Law

No abstract provided.


Equity And Trusts [2015], Hang Wu TANG 2016 Singapore Management University

Equity And Trusts [2015], Hang Wu Tang

Research Collection School Of Law

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Convention Providing A Uniform Law On The Form Of An International Will: Problems With State Probate Law, Jack N. Sibley 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Convention Providing A Uniform Law On The Form Of An International Will: Problems With State Probate Law, Jack N. Sibley

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Adding Insult To Death: Why Punitive Damages Should Not Be Imposed Against A Deceased Tortfeasor's Estate In Ohio, Alec A. Beech 2016 The University of Akron

Adding Insult To Death: Why Punitive Damages Should Not Be Imposed Against A Deceased Tortfeasor's Estate In Ohio, Alec A. Beech

Akron Law Review

A majority of jurisdictions in the United States have determined, either statutorily or judicially, that punitive damages cannot be imposed against deceased tortfeasors. However, a recent Ohio appellate court held to the contrary. In Whetstone v. Binner, the Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals adopted the minority view when it held that punitive damages could be imposed against a decedent’s estate. This Comment takes the position that Whetstone was incorrectly decided. Specifically, this Comment argues that the longstanding purposes of punitive damages are not furthered when such damages are imposed against estates and that Ohio law supports this conclusion.


The Socio-Economics Of The Federal Estate Tax: Why Do So Many People Hate (Or Love) This Centenarian?, Richard Gershon 2016 The University of Akron

The Socio-Economics Of The Federal Estate Tax: Why Do So Many People Hate (Or Love) This Centenarian?, Richard Gershon

Akron Law Review

The federal estate tax has faced many detractors during its almost 100 years of existence. While the tax affects only a very small percentage of estates, many have called for its repeal. This Essay discusses the socio-economic reasons why the estate tax should be maintained. The tax is an important source of revenue, and it helps to rectify the growing issue of wealth and income inequality in the United States.


Donative Trusts And Equity At Common Law, Thomas E. Simmons 2016 University of South Dakota School of Law

Donative Trusts And Equity At Common Law, Thomas E. Simmons

Thomas E. Simmons

The historical evolution of express donative trusts in the English Middle Ages down to today both explains and frames the basic elements of a common law trust. Today, trusts in common law countries - and also in many civil law jurisdictions with the exception of China - are utilized in the private donative context to preserve and administer family wealth in ways not otherwise achievable. This paper outlines the basic elements of a common law donative trust from a functional perspective, explaining how trust work as a form of gratuitous transfers and why,


Family Surrogate Laws: A Necessary Supplement To Living Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney, 38 Vill. L. Rev. 103 (1993), Ardath A. Hamann 2016 John Marshall Law School

Family Surrogate Laws: A Necessary Supplement To Living Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney, 38 Vill. L. Rev. 103 (1993), Ardath A. Hamann

Ardath A. Hamann

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Person-Centered Guardianship: How The Rise Of Supported Decision-Making And Person-Centered Services Can Help Olmstead's Promise Get Here Faster, Sean Burke 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Person-Centered Guardianship: How The Rise Of Supported Decision-Making And Person-Centered Services Can Help Olmstead's Promise Get Here Faster, Sean Burke

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Criminal And Adult Protection Financial Exploitation Laws In The United States: How Do The Statutes Measure Up To Existing Research?, Kevin E. Hansen, Jonathan Hampel, Sandra L. Reynolds, Iris C. Freeman 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Criminal And Adult Protection Financial Exploitation Laws In The United States: How Do The Statutes Measure Up To Existing Research?, Kevin E. Hansen, Jonathan Hampel, Sandra L. Reynolds, Iris C. Freeman

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Able Act Accounts: Achieving A Better Life Experience For Individuals With Disabilities With Tax-Preferred Savings (And The Old Reliable Special And Supplemental Needs Trusts), David A. Rephan, Joelle Groshek 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Able Act Accounts: Achieving A Better Life Experience For Individuals With Disabilities With Tax-Preferred Savings (And The Old Reliable Special And Supplemental Needs Trusts), David A. Rephan, Joelle Groshek

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Practical Islamic Estate Planning: A Short Primer, Imani Jaafar 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Practical Islamic Estate Planning: A Short Primer, Imani Jaafar

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


The New Minnesota Trust Code: Out With (Most Of) The Old And In With (Most Of) The Utc, Jennifer A. Maas 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

The New Minnesota Trust Code: Out With (Most Of) The Old And In With (Most Of) The Utc, Jennifer A. Maas

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Practice Of Elder Law, Stuart C. Bear 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

The Practice Of Elder Law, Stuart C. Bear

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Sending The Wrong Message: The Current State Of Minnesota Law Raises Multiple Barriers To Meaningful Resolution For Our Elder Population When Bringing Medical Malpractice Claims, Suzanne M. Scheller 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Sending The Wrong Message: The Current State Of Minnesota Law Raises Multiple Barriers To Meaningful Resolution For Our Elder Population When Bringing Medical Malpractice Claims, Suzanne M. Scheller

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Emerging Challenges In Asset Protection Planning, Inga Ivsan 2016 University of Miami Law School

Emerging Challenges In Asset Protection Planning, Inga Ivsan

University of Miami Business Law Review

Asset protection planning has gained in popularity and acceptance among estate planners over the past two decades, and is now a headline topic at national legal conferences and a featured subject in law school curricula. While the self-settled spendthrift trust was once considered the domain of a handful of offshore jurisdictions, sixteen American states have now enacted legislation to facilitate such planning closer to home.

This article examines the historical challenges and contemporary threats to asset protection planning, including: Past use of the contempt powers of the courts to compel debtors to repatriate assets held offshore; tort liability for civil ...


Inheritance Rights Of Posthumously Conceived Children: A Plan For Nevada, Cassandra M. Ramey 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Inheritance Rights Of Posthumously Conceived Children: A Plan For Nevada, Cassandra M. Ramey

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


One Fund Solution And The Pension Crisis, Gordon Butler 2016 St. Thomas University School of Law

One Fund Solution And The Pension Crisis, Gordon Butler

Cleveland State Law Review

The next forty years of economic life will be dominated by one underlying theme: dealing with the retirement income security of a growing, aging and longer-lived global population. This is a "can’t run, can’t hide" problem that will affect the lives of almost every human being on the planet . . . Whether you are light in your pension account, whether you have more money than Croesus, whether you live in the well-funded Netherlands, or whether you are a put-upon unambitious young male in Japan who sees no future for himself, you cannot escape this problem.

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Marital Sharing Of Transfer Tax Exemptions, Kerry A. Ryan 2016 Saint Louis University School of Law

Marital Sharing Of Transfer Tax Exemptions, Kerry A. Ryan

Boston College Law Review

This Article analyzes portability and its antecedents in order to distill a positive account of marital sharing of transfer tax exemption amounts. Prior to 2010, the estate and gift tax exemption equivalent was a non-transferable, separate tax attribute of each spouse. A spouse could only access his or her spouse’s effective exemption by shifting property into the other spouse’s tax base. With the enactment of portability, Congress decoupled tax-free availability of a spouse’s unified credit from the necessity of a prior intra-spousal transfer. All that is required is an election by the decedent spouse, via the executor ...


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