Trusts and Estates

Ca. Trs. & Estates Quarterly 2020, Volume 26, Issue 4


By Mason L. Brawley, Esq.*

I take the helm of the Quarterly with a great deal of humility. I have been a member of the Trusts and Estates Section for as long as I have been an attorney and, throughout that time, I have always admired the Quarterly. Issue after issue, it has consistently provided high-caliber, scholarly articles and legal updates to our Section. It’s an invaluable resource for my practice and I am sure you feel the same.

The quality of the Quarterly is a direct result of the hard work that the Editorial Board puts in, and I am grateful to have a wonderful team to work with this year. Of course, without content there would be no Quarterly. As I have worked on the Quarterly over the last several years, I have been continuously impressed by the articles and content submitted by our colleagues. This issue is no different.

Anne Rudolph and Ralph Hughes co-authored our Tips of the Trade article, which is a novel look at "ante-mortem probate"—proceedings to validate a will, a trust, or both during the lifetime of the decedent.

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