Joint? Or Joint and Several?: Important Considerations when Appointing Multiple Attorneys under a Power of Attorney

When deciding to prepare powers of attorney for personal care and property, it is imperative to carefully consider who you want to appoint as your attorney(s). In the event you decide to appoint multiple attorneys, is also important to consider whether you want each of them to be empowered to make decisions separately or if … Continued

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Taxing Tax Issues for the Sole and Small Firm Lawyer

There are various Tax minefields that I continuously come across in the course of my practice as an Estate Litigation Lawyer, a lawyer who sues other lawyers for tax errors that cause losses and as an Estate Trustee/Guardian/ Attorney for Property. I am far from being a Tax expert and specifically advise my clients that … Continued

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Turning off the Tap: When should an incapable person bear the costs of contested litigation over his or her care?

Historically, a party’s legal costs for estate litigation were generally paid from the estate, rather than by the parties involved. However, the attitude of the court has changed significantly over the past few years. Any party involved in estate litigation can no longer expect that their costs will be paid out of the estate – … Continued

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Ironclad Incapacity Planning

Tony Stark, the billionaire genius playboy philanthropist better known to the world as the Marvel Comics superhero, Iron Man, has been severely injured and is now in a coma.  This has unfortunately rendered him unable to manage his business empire, known as Stark Industries. Fortunately, Stark had a plan in place to ensure that everything … Continued

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The Modern Approach to Costs in Estate Litigation

Once upon a time, it was thought that costs in estate litigation could usually be expected to come from the estate.  On the one hand, this gave parties with limited resources access to the machinery of the justice system, knowing that their legal fees were likely to be reimbursed at the end, win or lose.  … Continued

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Heads Up! You’ve got a Deal: Prince v. Nytschyk Estate

In Estates litigation, it is not uncommon for parties to be close to settlement, but are stymied by haggling over the exact terms of the minutes of settlement (or contract) and the delays by the exchange of drafts back and forth, between the parties’ respective lawyers. This begs the question: at what point is the … Continued

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