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How to retrieve assets if you’ve been excluded from a will or trust

exclusion from will or trust due to undue influence

When someone has changed a will or trust just a few years before they pass away, this can lead to an accusation that someone has used a position of confidence or authority in order to take unfair advantage. Undue influence is the legal term used to describe this situation. Undue influence often arises with a husband and wife who have been married for several decades, built a family, own a […]

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North Carolina Loses in Trust Tax Case, Supreme Court Rules

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in North Carolina Trust Tax Case

The Supreme Court ruled in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust that a state does not have the authority to tax a trust’s undistributed income solely because the beneficiary resides in that state. This case potentially had far reaching implications if the unanimous decision was ruled in favor of North Carolina. States often seek new avenues of revenue through taxation but The Kimberley Rice […]

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