Category Archives: Omitted Child

What is a Pretermitted or Omitted Child?

I draft numerous plans for couples that have started a family. Many times, the couple will execute their estate plan after the birth of their first child but plan on having additional children. Most clients in this position will ask … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules Post-Death Conceived Beneficiaries Not Entitled to Social Security Benefits

About a month ago, I wrote about the Supreme Court holding oral arguments on an interesting estate planning issue. Yesterday, on May 21, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that twins born to Robert Caputo’s surviving spouse Karen did not qualify … Continue reading

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April News Letter

So, I keep forgetting to post a link to my monthly newsletter. Here are the topics for April 2012: Can A Post-Death Conceived Child Receive Social Security Survivor Benefits? Basics of Estate Planning: What is a Pretermitted Child? Estate of … Continue reading

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