Posts From January, 2020

The Folstein Mini-Mental State Exam: Just How Useful is it for Assessing Capacity, California Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Issue 1, Volume 24, 2018

By Lisa M. Gibbs, M.D., Christopher Carico, Esq. and Lilian H. Walden, Esq.

Reprinted with permission of the State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section, from Volume 24, Issue 1, (2018) of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly.

INTRODUCTION

Despite a lack of mental health training, trust and estate attorneys often have to assess the cognitive…

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FIDUCIARIES (AND OTHERS) BEWARE—AN OVER-REACHING RELEASE MAY BE VOIDABLE

By Christopher D. Carico, Esq.* and Golnaz Yazdchi, Esq.**

Reprinted with permission of the State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section, From Volume 21, Issue 4, (2015) of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly.

I. INTRODUCTION

The majority of contested trust proceedings are resolved before trial, frequently as a result of a successful mediation between the…

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