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Blog Posts in June, 2010

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  • Tortious Interference with Inheritance Expectancy not recognized in California
    Tortious Interference with Inheritance Expectancy not recognized in California

    In June of 2010, the California Court of Appeals reviewed a case involving interference with an inheritance expectancy. Petitioner/Appellant James Munn alleges that his sister and brother-in-law ...

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  • Probate Guardianships: what is in the child's best interests?
    Probate Guardianships: what is in the child's best interests?

    In March of 2009, the California Supreme Court noted that probate guardianships have continued to provide an alternative placement for children who cannot safely remain with their parents. (12 S.Cal. ...

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  • Chihuahua Inherits Millions: How can this be?
    Chihuahua Inherits Millions: How can this be?

    How can a dog be a millionaire? With the recent trend of pet trusts as part of the estate litigation process, some dogs have been able to "inherit" substantial wealth. The latest class of pet ...

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  • The After Effect of having no Estate Tax for 2011
    The After Effect of having no Estate Tax for 2011

    In 2001, George W. Bush signed a one year lapse in the estate tax that went into effect at the end of 2009 through 2010. The effect of this lapse in estate tax for this calendar year is that the ...

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  • Insolvent Estates in California: Who gets Paid?
    Insolvent Estates in California: Who gets Paid?

    Many estates have been affected by the real estate crisis in California. For many people, the most valuable asset in their estate is their family home. However, as a result of the economy, the fair ...

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  • Battle for Control of Gary Coleman's Estate
    Battle for Control of Gary Coleman's Estate

    As has been widely reported in papers of all nature, former child actor Gary Coleman died on May 28, 2010 after being removed from life support which has created a battle for control of his estate. ...

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