After a man who filed a wrongful death suit for his wife died intestate and without heirs while the suit was pending, the Court of Appeals concluded the estate’s personal representative could not claim survivor damages.
A celebration of life service for Lawrence Jegen III, professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will begin at 3 p.m. June 3 in the north atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. Jegen died May 17 at 83 years old.
Passage of federal tax reform spelled numerous changes for wealthy Americans, and taxpayers and their lawyers have been forced to learn new nuances to estate planning and wealth management procedures as they try to determine how the new legislation will impact them.
An Indiana trial court erred when it ordered two divorced parents to become co-owners of the ex-husband’s 529 savings account in post-dissolution proceedings, finding the account was the man’s property, so the trial court lacked authority to make his ex-wife a co-owner.
A divided 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed 20 fraud-related convictions against a man accused of running a fraudulent investment scheme that resulted in a nearly $300,000 in restitution, finding that though the district court did err during trial, those errors did not warrant a new trial.
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will begin offering free estate planning document preparation services this year to IU employees, students and parents who meet certain economic requirements.