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Blog Posts in August, 2012

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  • DOMA may Cause Complicated Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
    DOMA may Cause Complicated Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

    The Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law passed in 1996, has generated controversy since its passage. The law, which denies federal recognition of gay marriages, has recently come into question due ...

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  • Probate Litigation Drags on Over Hotel Magnate's Estate
    Probate Litigation Drags on Over Hotel Magnate's Estate

    Eighteen months after he died, the estate of the 93-year-old hotel magnate John Q. Hammons, who used to own John Q. Hammons Hotel Management Company, still remains unresolved. Shortly after his death, ...

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  • Is it Time to Review Your Estate Administrator?
    Is it Time to Review Your Estate Administrator?

    Some New York residents who have the foresight to prepare an estate planning document such as a trust, will or power of attorney never look at it again. However, as a person's life changes, so too ...

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  • Unlimited Estate Tax Exclusion Sparks Estate Planning Drama
    Unlimited Estate Tax Exclusion Sparks Estate Planning Drama

    A family's dramatic legal battle may offer New Yorkers a valuable lesson about how to plan ahead wisely. The estate planning drama surrounds the unexpected one-year disappearance of the federal estate ...

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