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A recent case from the Supreme Court of Texas reversed both lower courts and upheld an arbitration clause in a trust document. This article traces the evolution of the use of these clauses in estate planning documents and, based on case law analysis and statutory enactments, provides some practice pointers for the trust and estate practitioner.
This article discusses some of the measures that state and local governments are implementing to adapt to rising sea levels and certain legal considerations raised by such measures, including takings issues.
Ongoing advances in medical research and technology likely will result in children with developmental disabilities of all kinds living well into adulthood. As a result, practitioners must be able to plan for these special needs children (including adult children with special needs) when clients seek advice regarding their own estate plans and how to ensure that their children are cared for on a long-term basis.