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Christopher D. Carico, Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney, Named Top Super Lawyers 2013 For Southern California

Christopher D. Carico, Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney, Named Top Super Lawyers 2013 For Southern California (via PR Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Christopher D. Carico, partner of Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP, has been selected to the 2013 California Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this…

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Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney Christopher D. Carico Selected For Best Lawyers in America® 2013

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in Trusts and Estates, and in the separate field of Litigation – Trusts & Estates and (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally…

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Trusts and Estates Attorney Christopher D. Carico Selected For Best Lawyers in America® 2012

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Trust & Estate Litigation and Trusts & Estates (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence….

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Carico Johnson Toomey Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

South Bay Firm Earns Top Rank For Litigation – Trusts & Estates in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP today announced that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have ranked it among the nation’s top firms in the field of Trust & Estate Litigation in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms”, as well as among Los Angeles’ top-tier firms in…

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CJT’s Top 10 List

CJT’S TOP 10 LIST ON MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN POST-DEATH TRUST ADMINISTRATION

Myth #10:    A revocable Trust should hold all of the settlor’s assets.  This is incorrect.  Qualified retirement assets, like IRAs, 401(k) plans, pension and profit sharing plans, and 403(b) plans (tax sheltered annuities) should not be transferred to the revocable Trust while the employee participant is still living.  A change in ownership of the retirement …

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Research Memo on Court’s Ability to Impose Continuing Court Supervision on an Existing Trust

Research Memorandum

From: Chris Carico
RE: Court’s Ability to Impose Continuing Court Supervision Over an Existing Trust
DATE: 2/15/11

I. Issue

Under what circumstance may the probate court impose continuing court supervision on an existing trust?(1)

II. Short Answer

(1) Pending Conservatorship with Pre-Existing Revocable Trust. Where there is a pending conservatorship, the court may impose continuing court supervision, sua sponte, over conservatee’s existing revocable…

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Catching the Financial Elder Abuser: The Gold Standard

Youngest adult daughter, youngest daughter’s husband and their five children five move in to take care of 90-year old, mildly impaired father. For five years, youngest daughter and her family systematically spend half a million dollars using father’s credit cards. The other adult children and impaired father have no idea about the financial elder abuse.

When the other adult children finally get wind that the youngest daughter may be taking advantage of their…

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Using Constructive & Resulting Trusts Saves Spouse from Estranged Heirs and Takes a Large Chunk Out of the Estate Tax Liability

Husband and wife are citizens of Foreign County but lawful permanent residents of the U.S, residing in the South Bay. They have no existing estate plan and no children. Husband is estranged from his parents and siblings, all of whom are still living abroad. Husband dies unexpectedly from a heart attack at age 60. Until the time of his death, Husband had handled all of the finances for the couple. Following his…

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