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Florida Probate Guide

Spousal Waivers of 401(k) Accounts

In Lynn Martinez Olson v. The Estate of Dan Olson, a September 1, 2021 opinion from Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal, the court determined

California Probate Guide

Surviving Spouse Rights California

California law affords certain rights and benefits to surviving spouses (sometimes called widow’s rights) including: Community Property Intestate

Trusts & Estates News

Can an Estate Go Bankrupt?

No.  An estate is not eligible to file for bankruptcy protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code.  As explained in

Texas Probate Guide

Small Estate Affidavits Texas

In appropriate circumstances the distributees of an estate of a decedent who dies intestate are entitled to file a small estate affidavit to obtain decedent’s

Will Construction Under Texas law

The January 24, 2020 Texas Supreme Court decision in ConocoPhillips Co. v. Ramirez involved a complicated fact pattern of land ownership spanning generations. However, the

New York Probate Guide

New York 2020 Case Roundup

Estate Dispute Over Calder Sculpture: A probate dispute involving an art gallery and an estate beneficiary over a sculpture created by the famous American sculptor,

Ancillary Probate in New York

The jurisdiction of the Surrogate’s Court for an ancillary probate is based on the decedent having property in New York, or a cause of action

Ohio Probate Guide