Archive for September 19th, 2011

Weinberger v. Morris – Why Doesn’t the Merger Doctrine Extinguish Many Living Trusts? (2011-9-19)

This writer has commented regularly that the modern estate planning trust is a legal fiction.  A convenient legal fiction, mind you, but still a legal fiction. The estate planning trust (also known by the unfortunate term, “living trust”) is a merely a will substitute.  It takes effect – meaning, it provides a benefit to a […]