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Author Archives: Steve Masterson
In 2018 I testified as an expert witness in a local case. The decision for the defendant Trustee was appealed up to the Idaho Supreme Court. In his decision upholding the trial court decision, Justice Bevan quoted the following portion … Continue reading
In a recent decision, Judge Edward Nicholas included the following statements in his Final Judgment: “Mr. Masterson gave the Court a primer on the criteria necessary to establish a fiduciary duty, both express and by implication. His analysis was thorough, … Continue reading
Mr. Watkins is right on target. If you have fiduciary duties when it comes to investments, being prudent with investment costs is one of your primary responsibilities. Fiduciaries and The Duty of Prudence: The True Impact of Mutual Fund Fees.
Originally posted on Clint Coons, Esq:
Seller Financing is being squashed by Dodd Frank In 3 months private seller financing will come under the control of the Empire, err… actually the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Congressmen Dodd and Frank…
Not to sound like a broken record, but selection of a trustee in your estate plan is one of the most important decisions you can make. Here’s a good synopsis of what you should consider if you are thinking about … Continue reading
Originally posted on Marshall's Oklahoma Law Blog:
An Ohio Judge has allowed the admission of a will that was written with a stylus on a Samsung Tablet. According to the man’s two brothers, the decedent had no paper, and…
Here is an excellent review of important considerations when choosing a Trustee for your Trust. These considerations also apply when you are choosing a Personal Representative or an Executor. Who can you trust…with your Trust?