There is an American Bar Association web page with summaries and links to various state opinions on the ethics of storing confidential client information on off-site “cloud computing” services of third parties. Included is a link to Formal Opinion 2011-200...
Court approved permanency plan with goal of adoption for children who had been removed from home and declared dependent after finding that father, a registered sex offender, had a history of sexual conduct with minors and was not cooperating with … Continue reading
Declaratory judgement entered interpreting handwritten will as granting petitioner a fee simple interest in decedent’s residence, and not a life estate, despite language regarding the sale and distribution of proceeds of sale in the event of petitioner’s death, which were … Continue reading
Distributions from charitable trust to Green Tree Community Health Foundation approved as successor or substitute for Chestnut Hill Hospital. Geschick Trust, 5 Fid.Rep.3d 203, No. 1321 ST 1965 (O.C. Phila. 2011). … Continue reading
Executor commission reduced in accordance with the fee schedule in Johnson Estate, and charitable distributions approved to charities selected by the trustees. Haffner Estate, 5 Fid.Rep.3d 195 (O.C. Monroe 2015). … Continue reading
The Pennsylvania legislature abolished common law marriages entered into after January 1, 2005, but common law marriages before that date will continue to be valid. See Act of November 23, 2004, No. 144, amending 23 Pa.C.S. § 1103. In Whitewood … Continue reading
The proceeds of the sale of stock that had been held by a husband and wife continued to be entireties property in the absence of any contrary provisions of the stock purchase agreement, and so the remaining proceeds were payable … Continue reading
In affirming the denial of a petition to strike a default judgment, the Superior Court held that the civil division of the Court of Common Pleas had jurisdiction to enter a default judgment against an agent for the debts of … Continue reading
Under I.R.C. § 2206, an executor was entitled to recover a pro-rata portion of the federal estate tax attributable to life insurance paid to the decedent’s ex-wife, as well as interest paid on the tax, when the will directed that … Continue reading
It is quite common for a broker or other payor to issue Forms 1099-INT or 1099-DIV in the name of the decedent, and with the decedent’s security number, reporting income received after death. This happens because brokers continue to record...