Author: Russell Smith

Trial by Zoom

smith 7.24-01Prior to 2020, “Trial by Zoom” is a phrase that, for most of us, would have conjured to mind the classic dispute resolution method of youth: “I’ll race you for it.”  However, starting on March 13, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme …

Lack of Capacity - The Basics

smith capacity 2Lack of capacity is, perhaps, the most common ground relied upon for challenging a will, trust, lifetime transfer, or beneficiary designation.  In addition to standing alone as a claim, it is often intertwined with claims of undue influence, discussed in …