Attorneys Steven K. Mignogna and Eimi S. Figlio will be among the speakers presenting the seminar, “Trusts, Estate Planning, and Divorce: How and Why to Consider Divorce in Estate Planning” to members of the Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council. Presenters for this online event will be discussing various cases, recent developments, and why and

Crane v. Crane, Docket No. 23-cv-01527 (D.N.J. Apr. 1, 2024)
The plaintiff, Michael Crane (“Michael”), brought claims in federal court alleging that the defendants — Michael’s sister, Jacqueline Crane (“Jacqueline”) and Michael’s nephew, Joseph Candela (“Joseph”) — unlawfully deprived him of property.  He also claimed that Jacqueline breached her fiduciary duties and was negligent for

Quick v. Morgan Stanley, Docket No. A-0443-21 (N.J. Super. App. Div. Jun. 29, 2023)
This matter arises from a dispute over the rightful beneficiaries of a Roth IRA held by the decedent.  Frederick Quick (“Decedent”) died leaving, in relevant part, a Roth IRA with Morgan Stanley.  The Decedent was predeceased by his spouse (“Marie”) and

In re Estate of Dornic, Docket No. 2414-21 (N.J. Super. App. Div. Feb. 27, 2024)
This case concerns a complaint that was dismissed under the doctrine of laches.  The Appellate Division affirmed.
Olga Dornic (“Decedent”) died intestate on February 3, 2008.  The Decedent was never married, had no children, and left no living parents, siblings,