Can you trust your Trust?

Can you trust your Trust? Recently, the Arkansas Supreme Court delivered an opinion which may change how you set up your wills and trusts. In re Estate of Thompson, published on May 22, 2014, holds that a trust which was created in order to deprive a spouse of marital property remains part of the deceased’s probate estate and is subject to that spouse’s right to elect against a will. In Thompson, a multi-million Read More

New Restrictions on Litigating Mortgage Defaults

In January of 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") finalized extensive new mortgage rules, which became effective on January 10, 2014. These rules affect many lending regulations, including but not limited to Regulations X and Z. Among the changes were new limitations that impact litigation against a borrower by a mortgage servicer. These limitations include new delinquency requirements and Read More

Representing Creditors in Bankruptcy: 10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Started

Representing Creditors in Bankruptcy: 10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Started Read More