Estate Planning and Business Law

Blog Posts in May, 2015

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  • Inter vivos trust vs. Testamentary trust
    Inter vivos trust vs. Testamentary trust

    We often hear the terms “inter vivos trust” and “testamentary trust”. What exactly do these terms mean? The inter vivos trust is established and made effective during a grantor’s lifetime. The inter ...

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  • Limited Liability Company
    Limited Liability Company

    (a) Unless the articles of organization indicate the limited liability company is a manager-managed limited liability company, every member is an agent of the limited liability company for the purpose ...

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  • Three Lessons Business Owners and Others Can Learn From the Estate Planning Mistakes of Farmers and Ranchers
    Three Lessons Business Owners and Others Can Learn From the Estate Planning Mistakes of Farmers and Ranchers

    Three Lessons Business Owners and Others Can Learn From the Estate Planning Mistakes of Farmers and Ranchers Volume 9, Issue 5 From Ivette Santaella Law Office of Ivette M. Santaella 231 Market Place ...

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  • Ultimate Facts and Expert Testimony
    Ultimate Facts and Expert Testimony

    Ultimate facts are the logical conclusions deduced from certain primary facts evidentiary in character. Ultimate fact generally refers to a core fact, such as an essential element of a claim. The ...

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  • Inherited IRAs Can Be Accessed by Creditors
    Inherited IRAs Can Be Accessed by Creditors

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Clark v. Rameker, 573 U.S._____ (2014) unanimously held that retirement funds that the original plan holder bequeaths to a beneficiary is not considered “retirement ...

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