In general, half-blood relatives have the same rights to inherit from a relative as a whole-blood relative, with a limitation. Karolyn Hicks explains how the limitation works.
Stokes Law Briefs
This is Part 2 in a two-part series on creditors' claims on estates. Part 1 reviewed the basics for filing creditors' claims against an estate. This segment reviews the process for filing a suit when a claim is rejected.
This is the first installment in a two-part series addressing creditor claims against an estate. This segment reviews how to file a creditor's claim with an estate when the decedent owes a debt.
The Department of Justice considers websites places of public accommodation and has shown an increasing interest in ensuring that goods and services offered online are equally accessible to persons with disabilities. Krista Nelson and Aviva Kamm suggest steps that companies can take to make their sites more accessible.
Karolyn Hicks shares tips on how to reduce the likelihood of disputes between family members over trusts and estates.
On August 4, 2014, the Court of Appeals, Division I, issued a slightly revised opinion from its May opinion, In re Estate of J. Thomas Bernard, again confirming two long-standing practices in the trust and estate field: (1) that encompassed within trustee's and personal representative's duties is the duty to defend a decedent's last stated intent; and (2) that parties can use the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act ("TEDRA") to modify earlier agreements and estate planning docume...