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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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“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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Can You Sell Stock In a Trust After Death?

Whether you can sell stocks in a trust after death generally depends on the specific terms and conditions of the trust and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the trust was established. If the trust agreement allows for the sale of stocks, the trustee can sell the stocks as directed by the trust agreement. …

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Can I Sue Heirs of a Deceased Person?

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 …

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How Do You Prove Tortious Interference?

Tortious interference is when a third party to a contract intentionally acts to harm the financial potential of the relationship. While it is usually associated with business contracts, wills and trusts can be subject to tortious interference in Florida. An inheritance can be a significant financial event in your life. If someone improperly interfered to …

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Is Breach of Fiduciary Duty a Crime in Florida?

A breach of fiduciary duty occurs when a “fiduciary,” such as the personal representative of an estate, a trustee, or a guardian, fails to comply with the duties created by the nature of their relationship with another person.  A fiduciary relationship exists whenever one person places confidence and trust in and is at some level …

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