Crowe v. Tweten

Crowe v. Tweten (Dec. 29, 2014, E056920) 2014 WL 7402401 [nonpublished opinion]

An elderly couple devised an estate plan with the assistance of counsel. They repeatedly stated that their intent was for the surviving spouse to inherit everything except for a “token,” tax-free gift to their children. Their attorney drafted the trust documents using a formula so

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