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T&E Dispute Law Firm – RMO LLP – Elevates Mathew Wrenshall to Partner

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

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RMO LLP Named 2024 Best Law Firm by US News and World Report

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

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Who Will Inherit Your Digital Footprint?

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.

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“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[1], she has become a household name. Taylor Swift is also no stranger to the legal field. From her sexual assault

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The Abuse of Anti-SLAPP Motions in Probate and Civil Matters

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

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What Is the Fair Market Value of Inherited Property?

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,

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