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Guarding against a Trust's Destruction by Merger

A trust is not a trust if the “trustee” alone holds legal title to the subject property and alone possesses the entire beneficial/equitable interest. Instead, he owns the subject property outright and free of trust, all...more

The N.F.L. Realizes That Domestic Violence Is Not A Game

Yesterday, the N.F.L. terminated Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice . This is after video emerged of Rice punching his fiancee (now wife) and knocking her unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City....more

You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me…and My Copyright?

Seems that someone’s always thinking of you, especially if you’re Smokey Robinson and you’re about to reclaim ownership of popular songs you wrote back in the day, like “I Second that Emotion,” “The Tears of a Clown,” “The...more

Privacy or Property? Arizona Court Adopts Post-Mortem Right of Publicity In Intra-Family Online Dispute

The right of publicity, i.e., the right not to have others appropriate your name or image for commercial purposes, is an odd duck. It was described by Professor Prosser in 1960, and later in the Restatement of Torts, as of...more

Bromance Gone Bad: The Immigration Bunkers of a Golfer’s Marriage

The P-1A visa category is reserved for those “internationally recognized” individual athletes or teams that seek to enter the United States temporarily for the sole purpose of performing in a competition, event, or...more

Divorce and Family Law: Lessons Learned From Dwayne Wade And Endorsement Money

Divorce and Family Law: Lessons Learned From Dwayne Wade And Endorsement Money Dwayne Wade was reported to be involved in a lawsuit with his former wife, Siohvaughn, citing a breach of their divorce settlement in July of...more

“Why Don’t you Marry the Girl?”: How the 1909 Copyright Act Helped Bring Down DOMA

When Tin Pan Alley composer B.G. “Buddy” DeSylva co-composed such 1920’s hits as California Here I Come, Sonny Boy and If You Knew Susie (and lesser-known works such as Why Don’t You Marry the Girl?) he may have understood...more

Divorce and Family Law: Lessons Learned From Tim Duncan

Divorce and Family Law: Lessons Learned From Tim Duncan Tim Duncan and his wife Amy Duncan reportedly started divorce proceedings in March of 2013. Duncan is best known as a professional basketball player for the NBA's San...more

Michael Jordan Petitions Court to Dismiss Paternity Lawsuit

Michael Jordan Petitions Court to Dismiss Paternity Lawsuit by Anthony Caruso on March 6, 2013 Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan petitioned a Georgia courtroom to dismiss a paternity suit allegedly claiming...more

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

10 bad habits of attorneys...more

Divorce and Family Law: Lessons Learned From Kim Kardashian And Kanye West

Divorce and Family Law: Lessons Learned From Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Kanye West was reported to have been deposed as a witness in the divorce case of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in November of 2012. Kanye West...more

Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements [Video]

Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Marilyn Chinitz, partner at Blank Rome LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about representing Tom Cruise in his divorce from Katie Holmes and motivating factors for quick settlements. ...more

Advanced Estate and Tax Planning for Art and Other Fine Collections

A composite of studies of trust and estate attorneys, trust officers, and financial planners revealed that: • Fewer than 10% of plans for their clients addressed art, antiques, and collectibles • Fewer than 10% used art...more

NBA Lockout and It's Possible Effect on Players' Support Obligations

This article details how labor disputes in professional sports has the potential to effect previously ordered support obligations....more

The Super Bowl & Bankruptcy: Pro Athletes and Why They Go Broke

The Super Bowl & Bankruptcy: Pro Athletes and Why They Go Broke By Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney John Skiba www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-bankruptcy Being that the Super Bowl is here I thought I would revisit an...more

Never Underestimate the Power of Addiction

THE POWER OF ADDICTION Never, ever, I mean do not underestimate the power of addiction. Whether it is your addiction, a family member’s addiction or a friend’s addiction, it is all the same. Some are more self...more

E351 1. Divorce in NJ 2. If not Enough Breath Supplied on Alcotest, Officer Must Read Additional Warnings. 3. Next Charity...

E351 1. Divorce in NJ 2. If not Enough Breath Supplied on Alcotest, Officer Must Read Additional Warnings. 3. Next Charity Races 4. Community Events1. Divorce in NJ When individuals have family problems,...more

The Titanic of Estate Planning

There is no doubt that planning your estate means having to think of your death, and the ones left behind. It's not a happy subject, but it is one that must be done for the sake of everyone involved. The next time you think...more

Music Publishing and Divorce In Texas: No Extrinsic Fraud

The Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, San Antonio, ruled there was no extrinsic fraud in divorce proceedings when one spouse conveys songs out of a community property music publishing company without the express...more

Oregon Law Practice Management: How to Get the Most Out of Using a Contract Attorney

How to get the best results from using a contract attorney; how to provide contract attorney services without running afoul of your professional liability coverage....more

Intersection of Estate Issues and Copyright Law: The Long and Winding Road

This article, written by Entertainment and Probate Attorney, Kenneth W. Pajak, provides entertainment lawyers and non-probate practitioners with a general overview of creation, ownership and rights in copyrightable works;...more

Lazaro v. Lazaro

Child Support Arrearages

Family Law Appeal for child support arrearages where the "children" were over 50 years old!...more

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