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Jennifer Hillman
A GUIDING HAND: Assisting An Ailing Testator With Signing Their Will

The heirs of Melvin Simon, the billionaire shopping mall magnate, are embroiled in a bitter estate struggle contesting a will signed by Mr. Simon seven months before his death. Simon's eldest daughter claims there was undue influence because Simon's...

LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Community Staff
Leanna Hamill on Adjusting an Estate Plan During the Divorce Process

On this edition, attorney Leanna Hamill of Hingham, Mass. discusses adjusting an estate plan during the divorce process. She explains the importance of ensuring that the right person is appointed to make medical decisions, the impact of divorce on trusts...

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Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss
Top 10 Elder Law Decisions of 2009

The most important Elder Law decisions from around the country are summarized here. Each case is relevant to New Jersey as elder law often involves Medicaid, which is subject to "supposedly uniform" federal regulation as jointly funded and administered...

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Adam J. Gottlieb
Can you Move a Uniform Transfers to Minors Act Account to a 529 Plan?

By Adam J. Gottlieb Introduction As the Beneficiary of an UTMA account approaches the age when the account will terminate (“Termination Age”, usually 18 or 21), the UTMA Custodian may be considering his or her options as to the UTMA...

Martindale-Hubbell Connected
Navigating the Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media

The proliferation of social media as a vital tool in business and personal communication presents many ethical traps for lawyers and their clients. At what point do conflicts of interest dictate who makes your friend-list? How much can you discuss your...

Alice Magdziak
Permanent Estate Tax Bill Placed On Calendar in Senate; States May Be Trying to Head Off Expected Problems

On January 20, 2010, the Senate read H.R. 4154 for the second time and placed it on the Calendar as Number 253. The Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Bill of 2009 would permanently extend the estate tax at 2009 exemption...

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