Nine Real-Life Examples For Understanding Informal Fiduciary Relationships Better

What are informal confidential relationships according to Iowa law, and how do they affect interested parties who bring fiduciary litigation? Fiduciary positions have evolved over the years. What was formerly an easy-to-identify traditional fiduciary role now takes some investigation and scrutiny to discover whether an individual was in a confidential relationship with another party. Moreover, implied confidential relationships are harder …

Warning: Confidential Relationship Precedent in Iowa Will Dispute Litigation May Change

The Iowa courts may soon follow a recent trend in will dispute precedent law after the Court of Appeals of Tennessee laid down new grounds in which will challengers can establish a presumption of undue influence through evidence of indirect confidential relationships. Step Children Allegedly Hijack Inheritance [In re Estate of Ida Lucille Land (2019)] In 1986, ninety-year-old Ms. Land …