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Late Request Does Not Prevent Fee Award to Trustee’s Lawyer

JUNE 28, 2010  VOLUME 17, NUMBER 21 Mesa, Arizona, lawyer Donald C. Galbasini first began representing members of the Tremble family in 1998. That was when he filed a notice that he would be the attorney for Vernice Tremble, who was serving as conservator for Edward Tremble, Jr., her grandson. Nine years later Vernice Tremble …

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“Spendthrift” Trust Protects Against Beneficiary’s Creditors

MAY 17, 2010  VOLUME 17, NUMBER 16 What makes a trust a “spendthrift” trust, and what does it mean? A recent Florida Court of Appeal case gives a good snapshot of the significance and the effect of the categorization. Elizabeth Miller wanted to leave her property to her two sons, but wanted to protect against …

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Our Free Seminar Reviews 2010 Law Changes For Estate Plans

APRIL 19, 2010  VOLUME 17, NUMBER 13 This has been a tumultuous year for estate planning attorneys—and for their clients. The federal estate tax has been repealed, there are new rules in effect governing Roth IRAs, and heirs are facing higher capital gains liability. We don’t profess to have all the answers, but we think …

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Support Can Be Awarded After Child’s Majority In Some Cases

APRIL 12, 2010  VOLUME 17, NUMBER 12 Most people are familiar with modern concepts of child support. It can be awarded to the custodial parent in a divorce proceeding. The amount of support is usually calculated by reference to standardized computations promulgated by the courts. A support award usually includes an automatic assignment of wages …

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