RMO LLP opens Fresno, CA office and taps probate litigation attorney Craig Tristao to as managing attorney.
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National trust and probate estate dispute law firm, RMO LLP, announced today it has elevated senior litigation attorney Mathew Wrenshall to serve as Managing Partner of the firm’s Pasadena office. Since joining RMO LLP from Reed Smith in 2020, Wrenshall has demonstrated a consistent ability to work diligently through even the most challenging legal and
National estate dispute law firm, RMO LLP, announced today its inclusion on the 2024 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for both Trust & Estates Law and Trust & Estates Litigation. The list is compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. According to the publication, the 2024 rankings
The laws surrounding the question remain surprisingly unclear. By Scott E. Rahn Have you thought about who will inherit access to your digital footprint, from emails to bank and social media accounts and everything in between, after you pass away? It’s worth considering, given the laws governing post-death digital assets access remain surprisingly limited and murky.
“She’s Laughing Up at Us from Hell:” What Lessons About Estate Planning We Can Take from Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero
By Scott E. Rahn and Meagan A. Paisley In 2006, Taylor Swift burst onto the music scene with her breakout country single, Tim McGraw. Nearly 20 years, 10 albums, and 51 million record sales later, she has become a household name. Taylor Swift is also no stranger to the legal field. From her sexual assault
Litigants are still finding new applications for California’s powerful (and sometimes infamous) anti-SLAPP statute in civil matters, and as evidenced by the recently resolved Starr v. Ashbrook, probate courts are no exception. The case revolved around a contentious estate battle between the children of a 90-year-old Laguna Beach man and his girlfriend and trustee. The
Premarital agreements increasingly have become commonplace in modern marriages. A 2022 poll by Harris Insights & Analytics found that 15 percent of married respondents reported having a premarital agreement, up from 3 percent in 2010.
Inheriting a valuable piece of art can feel like a fantastic gift. But if you’ve recently inherited a loved one’s art collection, you may be wondering what happens when it comes to taxes. In general, you will not have to pay taxes on art you inherit from a loved one. However, if you sell the
It is possible to inherit a family business. In fact, family businesses are often passed down from generation to generation through a will, a business succession plan, or other estate planning mechanisms. However, the specific process and requirements for inheriting a family business can vary depending on the laws of the jurisdiction in which the
Winning the lottery gives a lucky person access to substantial financial resources that can help them achieve their goals in life. But what happens when a lottery winner passes away? The answer largely depends on the state where the winner lives and how they choose to receive their winnings. Most lotteries allow winners to choose
Inheriting property can be a complex process, with numerous factors to consider. Before you decide whether to keep, donate, or sell your inherited property, it’s important to understand the fair market value of the asset, which is its estimated worth on the open market. Is Fair Market Value Calculated at the Time of Death? Yes,
If you have a valid legal claim against a deceased person, you may still be able to receive compensation by filing a lawsuit against the deceased person’s estate. However, you will typically need to direct your efforts at the estate rather than the individual heirs. Under California Probate Code §9050 and §9051, the personal representative