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01.08.2019 Steven Mignogna Appointed to ACTEC Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute Advisory Committee Archer Partner, Steven K. Mignogna, a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), has been appointed to the Senior Advisory Committee of ACTEC’s Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute. Created by ACTEC, the mission of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute is to develop the profession’s future trust and estate leaders through a series of in-depth educational presentations. The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute will…
12.20.2018 Acosta-Santana v. Santana, No. A-5646-16T4, 2018 WL 6332211 Acosta-Santana v. Santana, No. A-5646-16T4, 2018 WL 6332211 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Dec. 5, 2018). The plaintiff/wife filing for divorce. The defendant/husband then executed a last will leaving his estate in equal shares for his and the plaintiff’s children. The defendant passed away before the entry of a final judgment of divorce. The executor of his estate filed a motion to interplead in the divorce…
12.20.2018 In the Matter of the Estate of Kaczmarek, No. A-1356-17T3, 2018 In the Matter of the Estate of Kaczmarek, No. A-1356-17T3, 2018 WL 6186536 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 28, 2018). Defendant appealed summary judgment admitting the last will of Theodore A. Kaczmarek, deceased (“the decedent”) to probate. The trial court also directed the issuance of letters testamentary to the plaintiffs, as co-executrices, and dismissed the defendant’s caveat and counterclaim. Id. at *1-2.…
12.20.2018 In the Matter of the Estate of Cordasco, No. A-4981-16T3, 2018 In the Matter of the Estate of Cordasco, No. A-4981-16T3, 2018 WL 6186306 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 28, 2018). The decedent died intestate. His son  sought appointment as administrator of the estate and an order to invalidate the inter vivos transfer of a condominium to his sister, the decedent’s daughter. Id. at *2.  The trial court found a confidential relationship between…
12.14.2018 Steven Mignogna Named to Board of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Steven K. Mignogna, a Partner in the firm’s Haddonfield office, has been named to the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. As a board member, Mr. Mignogna will help to implement the goals of the Institute. With over 3,000 attendees, the Heckerling Institute is the leading conference in the United States for estate planning professionals, including attorneys, trust officers,…
11.27.2018 Richburg v. Estate of Richburg, No. A-1951-16T1, 2018 WL 5728500 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 2, 2018) This action to quiet title sought to set aside deeds on various grounds. The real estate at issue was located in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The deeds involved a decedent who was a resident of Kings County, New York, at death, and so the estate was the subject of probate in Kings County, New York. The…
11.27.2018 NJ Appellate Division Affirms Counsel Fee Award Of Over $10 Million Cohen v. Perelman, et al., Nos. A-3275-14T4 and A-3286-14T4, 2018 WL 6034978 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 19, 2018). This decision is the latest in a series involving the same family dispute. This ruling involved an appeal of the trial court’s finding that the decedent’s July 2009 will was valid and enforceable.  The appeals court also affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of…
11.27.2018 NJ Appellate Court Weighs In on Joint Accounts and Inter Vivos Transfers In the Matter of the Estate of Jones, No. A-2557-16T2, 2018 WL 4471686 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Sept. 19, 2018).  The Appellate Division addressed the difference between joint accounts and convenience accounts, and the standard for undue influence claims in the context of joint accounts. Erna M. Jones (“decedent”) was married to Walter R. Jones, Sr. They had three children:  David,…
11.27.2018 NJ Appellate Division Opines on Parentage Of Intestate Decedent In the Matter of the Estate of Castellano, No. A-0165-17T3, 2018 WL 5810264 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 7, 2018).  Approved for publication. While the facts of this case are complex, the issue was whether the only child (“Child”) of an intestate decedent (the “decedent”) could be cut off from inheritance through an “equitable adoption” theory. This assertion was based on the fact that…
11.27.2018 17th Annual Forum on Hot Trends in Estate Litigation Steven K. Mignogna, Esq., Anthony R. La Ratta, Esq., and Melissa Osorio Dibble, Esq. Will Present “Hot Trends in Estate Litigation” for the Camden County Bar Association on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The 17th Annual Forum on Hot Trends in Estate Litigation will have speakers lead a discussion of current decisions affecting estate litigation at this always popular and well-attended CLE Lunch & Learn Program.…