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Intestate Succession: the Order of Inheritatance When There is No Will

Trusts & Estates Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Inheritance and succession laws dictate the distribution of an individual’s assets when they die without a will, also known as dying intestate. Each state in the United States sets its...

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The Holographic Will of the Queen of Soul

Trusts & Estates Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The family thought that singer Aretha Franklin had died in 2018 with no will.  Then, months after her death a handwritten document was found in a notebook under a couch...

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Westminster College Faculty May Pursue Claim Based on Charitable Trust

litigation Trusts & Estates Friday, July 7, 2023

The students of Westminster Choir College and its former faculty can proceed with their claims against Rider College as the trustee for a trust holding the Princeton property where the...

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Trial Required in Suit to Admit Unsigned Will over Charities’ Objections

Fiduciary Litigation Trusts & Estates Sunday, July 2, 2023

Probate actions, including the acceptance of a will, may be decided by the Chancery judge in a summary manner without live testimony.  But where there is a dispute about the...

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‘Substantial Compliance’ Won’t Save Incomplete Change of IRA Beneficiary

Trusts & Estates Saturday, July 1, 2023

Changes of beneficiary designation forms that were incomplete and rejected by the investment firm could not be resurrected by the concept of substantial compliance, the Appellate Division holds in affirming...

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