Trust Administration

In re Woods – a Cautionary Tale for Kentucky Lenders

Although litigation is society’s mirror, it’s a mirror that reflects only with a certain lag time. Now that we are three years into the housing bust, and over two years into the Great Recession, the published case law is finally beginning to suggest that yes, we have had a credit crisis. That’s not surprising. Today’s […]

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A Hurricane May Hit This House in the Keys, But Creditors Won’t…

KYEstates often dicusses asset protection developments, and we’re pleased to share a really fascinating Florida decision, Miller v. Kresser, — So.3d —, 2010 WL1779899 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010). Juan Antunez broke the news that this is surely a season of May flowers for asset protection planning. There won’t often be victories for pure judicial formalism […]

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IRS Notice 2010-32 Allows Full Deduction of Bundled Fiduciary Fees on 2009 Returns

Good news, T&E Community, particularly for fiduciaries: 2009 investment advisory fees charged to nongrantor trusts or to estates continue to be fully deductible without regard to the two percent floor under section 67(a) of the Code. IRS Notice 2010-32 extends the interim guidance provided in Notice 2008-116 and Notice 2008-32 regarding investment advisory costs subject to the […]

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If Your Bank Trustee Fails, What Happens To Your Trust Account?

A recent post on The Trust Advisor Blog (courtesy of Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog) discusses this regrettably timely question: “What happens to trust accounts held by a bank fiduciary when the bank fails?” The good news is that no federally insured financial institution with the legal power to operate as a trust company […]

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