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Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess Law Firm

On April 12, 2024, the United States Supreme Court decided Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, California, a case involving traffic impact fees and the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Court held that the Takings Clause does not distinguish between “legislative” and “administrative” land-use permit conditions, and therefore the Nollan/Dolan requirements of “essential […]

What an Executor Cannot Do

When someone passes away, their will typically names an executor – the person responsible for carrying out the wishes in the will. The executor plays a huge role in wrapping up the deceased’s affairs and distributing their assets to the rightful beneficiaries. However, the law limits an executor’s powers to administer an estate. Executors must […]

What happens when an executor does not perform their necessary duties? The process involved with handling an estate requires that certain tasks be performed by an executor. When a person dies with a will, the estate will generally have to go through the probate process before the property can be distributed to beneficiaries. The testator (the deceased […]