Blog: Trusts and Estates

Planning for The Final Move


In Trusts and Estates | On April 5, 2019

As you may be aware, our law firm recently moved our Wilmington location from one building in downtown Wilmington to another.  The prospect of packing books and papers I may not have touched in years just to unpack them in a brand-new office was not exactly appealing.  Although I’m not a devotee of Marie Kondo […]

Who to Name as Guardian of Minors: Some Factors to Consider


In Trusts and Estates | On January 22, 2019

As a parent, one of the most significant decisions I had to make in my estate planning wasn’t how to divide my estate or how to reduce taxes.  It was who my husband and I should name as guardian of our young children.  Fortunately my decision – although significant – wasn’t too difficult because I […]

Delaware’s 2018 Trust Act Allows Trustees to Better Respond to Beneficiaries’ Investment Values


In Trusts and Estates | On October 5, 2018

When investing trust funds, trustees of a Delaware trust must abide by a statutory “prudent person” standard (unless expressly released from doing so in the trust instrument) that requires the trustee to act with “the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and […]

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