A Surrogate abused his discretion by denying an
administratrix's petition seeking approval of a supplemental needs trust (SNT)
based on the entire amount of the settlement proceeds she was receiving from a
wrongful death action as the proposed SNT complied with EPTL 7-1.12(a)(5) and
she was a...
It is the PR's job in a Florida Probate
case to take actions to gather the assets and distribute them to the
beneficiaries. When wrongful death claims are not assets subject to
distribution under Florida Probate , it is the personal representative of an estate who pursues a Wrongful Death Claim...
By Peter K. Kelly
In 1971, the 26 th
Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted, which guaranteed that
citizens eighteen years or older shall not be denied the right to vote, by the
United States or by any state. In 1974,
the New York State Legislature enacted 53 bills amending various...
Larson's Spotlight on Non-Dependent Spouse and Death Benefits, Fraud and Surveillance Video, Tort Action Against Sole Proprietor, and Statute of Limitations for PTSD Claim. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's...
Settlement of a wrongful death action can pose a challenge
for the decedent's attorney. Wrongful death actions are usually a two-step
process. First, the trial court handles the wrongful death action itself, and then
the Surrogate's Court, which administers the decedent's estate, must deal...