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21st century estate practice: Shrunken heads and sperm

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 8:37 AM | By Clare Burns and Nancy Golding

Hollywood’s vision of an estate solicitor sitting at their desk mulling fine points of tax law while sipping tea and drafting a will is so far from modern practice as to be laughable. One troubling issue for estate practitioners in the 21st century is the plethora of unique assets that have to be planned for, administered, and/or disposed of in a safe and permissible manner. An unscientific survey of our colleagues’ experiences yields some useful tips for dealing with unusual assets.

First, consider a deceased who...