The Ultimate Guide for a Contingent Beneficiary

Contingent beneficiaries, remainder beneficiaries, remaindermen, and secondary beneficiaries have rights to estate or trust assets, but those rights are contingent upon the inability to distribute the assets to the primary beneficiary. Here’s a guide. What is a contingent beneficiary? A contingent beneficiary – sometimes called a remainder beneficiary, a remainderman, or a secondary beneficiary, is …

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Sibling Stealing from Estate: What to Do

If you suspect a sibling is stealing from an estate or trust in which you are a beneficiary, you very likely need the protection of a trust litigation attorney. Unfortunately, sibling theft is an all-too-common occurrence. Fortunately, an experienced trust litigation attorney can usually help recover stolen assets, and quite possibly have your sibling disinherited …

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The Most Common Grounds for Disinheritance

Sometimes family members have good reason for disinheriting someone. For example, a parent may have already given substantial assets to a spouse, child or grandchild, and feel like they’ve given enough. To ensure their intentions are followed, they disinherit that person. If you feel you were unjustly disinherited, read more. What is the definition of …

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Scott Rahn: “Anticipating the Secret Scion in Estate Planning”

By Scott Rahn Managing Partner, RMO LLP — (As originally published by NAEPC Journal) — DNA genetic testing services like Ancestry and 23andMe give people unprecedented information about their personal genomes, sometimes introducing them to unknown siblings and children. These new connections can be exciting and sometimes fulfilling, or extremely disruptive. Discovering a previously unknown …

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Trust & Estates Litigator Sean Muntz Elevated to Co-Managing Partner of RMO LLP

LOS ANGELES — (As originally published in BUSINESS WIRE) — Probate and trust estate litigation law firm RMO LLP announced today that Partner and Practice Management Chair Sean D. Muntz has been promoted to Co-Managing Partner of the Firm. [TO READ THE ARTICLE ON BUSINESS WIRE, CLICK HERE] “Sean is a talented attorney who embodies the values we …

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The Guide to Elder Caregiver Unpaid Wages, Wage Theft and Overtime Violations

Caregivers across California are suffering from unpaid wages, underpaid wages, wage theft and overtime violations. Many employing elderly care services are operating in violation of California labor laws by failing to properly pay their employees. If you’re a caregiver or a fiduciary responsible for making sure caregivers are paid properly, what should you do? Here’s …

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