Category: Updates

Multi-tasking taken to extreme

We may all wear many “hats,” but a case from the District of Portland in Connecticut takes multi-tasking to a whole new level of idiocy as a probate attorney handled three cases in which he was also the judge. For an alleged legal professional to pull such a stunt, how can anyone not question his judgment, Keep Reading…


Final wishes dishonored

A recent Temple Daily Telegram (Texas) story illustrates the continued existence of modern day grave robbing, also known as Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA). The case centers on a former funeral home owner who is scheduled to enter a guilty plea later this month on a charge that he misused funds a woman had willed Keep Reading…


New and improved Estate of Denial!

While 2008 is poised to be a challenging year, positive developments often result from difficult situations. Here at Estate of Denial, we are not afraid of hard work and look forward to a future abundant with opportunities to expose Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions and practitioners. Through these efforts, we hope to create awareness Keep Reading…


The Texas Senate Committee on Jurisprudence

The Texas Senate Committee on Jurisprudence held a public hearing on October 11, 2006, to address the committee’s charge of conducting a thorough and detailed study of the following issues: 1. Examine and make recommendations relating to the jurisdiction of statutory county courts, including the development of standardized language for Chapter 25, Government Code, to Keep Reading…


After posting the recent story

After posting the recent story about Anthony Marshall, son of Brooke Astor, being indicted on Involuntary Redistribution of Assets-type charges, Tom from Ohio made this great suggestion: I agree with you.  Why not address your remarks to Julie Smyth (, the AP reporter whom I called and wrote when I came across her report of Keep Reading…

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