Robin Williams’ Estate: (Update) Subject to Probate?

September 15, 2015

In August 2014, I posted an article about Robin Williams’ estate plan.  Now, 13 months after his death more details have been revealed regarding his estate plan and unfortunately, the court battles have begun. So the good news.  Robin did have an estate plan; an updated estate plan to boot.  He was married in 2011, […]

Death with Dignity

October 15, 2014

Brittany Maynard, an Oregon resident, selected the date November 1, 2014 as the day she will end her life. Brittany is 29 years old, and was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She is plagued with seizures and increasing pain and her most recent diagnosis gave her only six more months to live. Instead of […]

Robin Williams’ Estate: Subject to California Probate?

August 19, 2014

As everyone mourns the death of Robin Williams and reflects on his tremendous talents, we estate planning attorneys can’t help but wonder, did Robin Williams do any estate planning? It is apparent that Robin Williams had a very successful career. What is unclear is the true value of his estate. Some reports indicate that Robin […]

The Constant Fear of “Rejection” When Drafting Real Estate Deeds

June 25, 2014

When drafting real estate deeds (even though the Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Blanks forms look relatively simple) there are several statutory-specific rules that inevitably lead to the return of your deed with a “rejection letter” from the county recorder. Here are some of the common mistakes made when drafting real estate deeds: Marital Status Omitted You […]

Minnesota E-filing: How to Survive

December 4, 2013

This post is mainly intended for Minnesota probate attorneys, however, we hope that all readers learn from it. The day of the electronic court record has come to Minnesota. Unfortunately, the path to e-filing feels like the road less traveled. The revolutionary movement of the state court’s transition to e-filing has come with its challenges. […]