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Newsletter articles from 2002
Revocation of wills: intent is not enough
Cancellation and alteration of wills usually occurs without the benefit of legal advice. An individual wants to change his or her will and marks the original accordingly. Prior to seeing a lawyer, he or she dies.
Ten commandments for your practice
When I first began the practice of law in 1970, it was common for older attorneys and judges to impart their wisdom to us youngsters.
Touchy, touchy—substitution of judge
In many of the smaller counties there may be only one circuit judge who the attorneys appear before almost every time they have court business.
Which beneficiaries pay estate taxes?
Do beneficiaries share the cost of estate taxes in amounts proportionate to their share of an estate? According to a recent third district opinion, In Re: Estate of Robert L. Maierhofer, deceased, Case No. 3-01-0428, this is frequently not the case.
The youth court option: now that’s a young prosecutor
The scene in the Knox County courtroom is pretty much the same as at any routine juvenile proceeding except that the prosecutor is fourteen, the defense "attorney" is sixteen and a "jury" of 13 17 year old are hearing evidence in aggravation and mitigation in anticipation of imposing a very real sentence.