Does a Person with a Medical Condition Affecting His Mind Have the Mental Capacity to Make a Will?

Does a Person with a Medical Condition Affecting His Mind Have the Mental Capacity to Make a Will?

One of the grounds for challenging the validity of a Will is that the person who made the Will did not have the mental capacity to understand his actions. With an aging population and higher rates of medical conditions, such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, which may affect a person’s ... Read More »

Acceptance or rejection of foreign inheritance after European Succession Regulation takes effect

Acceptance or rejection of foreign inheritance after European Succession Regulation takes effect

If you are a beneficiary or legatee to an estate that has devolved abroad, you will soon be able to make your statement of acceptance or rejection in the Netherlands. How does it work again? A beneficiary who inherits in the Netherlands has the following options after an estate has ... Read More »

Don’t muck up your case by failing to gather and present the right evidence

Don’t muck up your case by failing to gather and present the right evidence

On May 22, 2015, a Florida appellate court issued an opinion, which highlights the importance of gathering and presenting sufficient evidence to support claims, especially when bringing a claim for misrepresentation concerning a seller’s failure to disclose hidden defects in the sale of development property. Eiman v. Sullivan, 2015 WL ... Read More »

Recent developments in nlrb decisions regarding employee handbook rules: 7 things private sector employers need to know now

Recent developments in nlrb decisions regarding employee handbook rules: 7 things private sector employers need to know now

My company doesn’t have a union so the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) don’t apply to me… right? Wrong. In the Spring 2015 issue of BGD Magazine, firm attorneys William J. Kishman and Aleksandr “Sasha” Litvinov discussed what several recent ... Read More »

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