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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Living Trusts
An inter vivos trust, also known as a living trust, is created during the lifetime of the settlor; testamentary trusts do not take effect until the settlor dies. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ...
Digital Planning: The Future of Elder Law
The majority of individuals over age sixty-five use digital resources such as e-mail and the Internet, however, most people have not planned for how to dispose of digital assets after their deaths. This article discusses ...
Pet Animals: What Happens When Their Humans Die?
This article chronicles the evolution of enforcing after-death gifts for the benefit of pet animals. The article also gives a review of the common law background and the wide variety of approaches adopted by United States ...
Web Meets the Will: Estate Planning for Digital Assets
As a general rule, personal property falls into two major categories—tangible and intangible. Recently, many have started to use a subdivision of personal property known as “digital assets.” Most attorneys are not sure ...
Decanting Is Not Just for Sommeliers
Decanting is a form of trust modification that is initiated by a trustee. This article discusses the reasons to decant, a trustee’s fiduciary duties, decanting’s interface with fiduciary duties, state decanting statutes, ...