I would rather have it said, ‘He lived usefully,’ than, ‘He died rich.’

  • Benjamin Franklin

Many people erroneously ascribe to Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, an ideological  hostility to taxation that he did not in fact espouse. In his time, he would have been known as a “moral philosopher,” and his first work

Here is a potpourri (and you thought that was just a Jeopardy category) of recent articles touching on the world of Trusts and Estates. Hey, you can’t expect a musical entry every week.

From Forbes:

Estate Tax Nightmare: Three Weddings, Two Funerals, And A Mexican Divorce:

“. . .this week’s topic offers a critical

In this week’s New York Trusts and Estates blog entry, Sally M. Donahue discusses one of the many recent changes to the law regarding statutory short form Powers of Attorney, that change being the possible award of monetary damages, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs against a third party who is found to have acted unreasonably

As a trusts and estates practitioner, part of my practice is to help my clients formulate an estate plan.  The plan usually includes a Will, a Heath Care Proxy, a Living Will and a Power of Attorney.  Some people opt to place some or all of their assets in a Trust.  Assets also can be

The challenge of maintaining a law blog is to keep it fresh and to make it interesting to a broader audience than attorneys. One of our recent blog entries discussed the debts of a decedent and whether a decedent’s family would be personally responsible for those debts. (Short answer – no.) This entry will explore