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Increase in Elder Financial Abuse Requires Vigilance, Careful Planning

This May, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine launched an initiative aimed at prosecuting abuse of elderly Ohioans. This initiative comes as no surprise, as the incidence of financial exploitation of the elderly is becoming...more

Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA)

On July 16, 2014, the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA) was passed by the Uniform Law Commission. My colleague Gene Hennig and I originally proposed this uniform law in May of 2011, and I’m very happy...more

False Foreign Gift Claims and Wire Fraud

A scheme that some dual national taxpayers have used involves claiming exemption from foreign jurisdiction taxation because they are U.S. taxpayers and then not reporting the offshore account or its income as required by U.S....more

IRS Identifies ‘Attorneys-in-Fact’ as Potentially Required to File Under the Foreign Bank Account Reporting Rules

Most United States persons who have foreign financial accounts are aware that they must file an annual report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with respect to these accounts. Less well known, however, is that individuals...more

Last Wishes, First Impression: Potential legal issues arise after Munich recluse passes away, bequeathing Nazi-looted art to a...

Cornelius Gurlitt’s notarized will, which did not surface until after his unexpected death this past May, lists the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland as the heir to his vast art collection, which included works by Matisse, Dix,...more

Script Newsletter: March 2014

In this issue: - A Look Behind the OIG’s Work Plan - Do You Need an Estate Plan? - Same-Gender Marriage Implications for Employee Benefit Plans - New Child Abuse Reporting Law Gets Tough -...more

Council of EU Publishes UK Issues Paper on MLD4

On November 24, the Council of the European Union published a note (dated November 8, 2013) from the Council Presidency to Council Delegations which includes a UK issues paper on the fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4)....more

Elder Financial Abuse: Prevention and Remedies

I have written about elder financial abuse, and I will keep writing about it until stops. It is unfathomable to me that schemes to defraud the elderly are so pervasive. These seniors are attractive targets for financial...more

State of Iowa v. Rodney Lee Bean Affirms Need for Oversight of a Representative Under Power of Attorney

A recent criminal case, State of Iowa v. Rodney Lee Bean, Court of Appeals of Iowa, No. 3-494/11-1828 (September 5, 2013), shows us how elderly individuals can be easily abused, both physically and financially....more

Life Insurance Beneficiary Who Murdered Policyholder Is Not Entitled To Benefits

Applying the common law “slayer rule,” a federal district court in New York held that a beneficiary of an ERISA-governed life insurance plan forfeit his claim to insurance proceeds after he pled guilty to murdering the...more

Firearms Perils

Federal and state law can create significant criminal liability exposure to clients, fiduciaries and planners when firearms are involved. ...more

IRS Announces Information Sharing Agreement With Australia And The UK To Combat Tax Evasion

The IRS continues to aggressively pursue offshore tax evasion. Another example of which is plan to share tax information with Australia and the United Kingdom....more

When Should I Call a Lawyer?

You don’t need a lawyer for everything, but there are a few times in life when hiring a lawyer is a necessity....more

Elder Financial Abuse

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is involved in providing financial protection against elder abuse; indeed, it is specifically tasked with that responsibility. The Bureau's Office of Older Americans is charged by the...more

Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets. [Video]

Divorce is one of the major triggers that ends up revealing foreign assets. And the problem for divorcing couples is even if they agree on the division of assets, it can be difficult if not illegal, to try and do it...more

NJ LAWS Email Newsletter E391

NJ LAWS Email Newsletter E391 In This Issue: 1. "How to Appeal Your New Jersey Property Taxes and Win" 2. 911 Operators Immune from Mishandled Calls. 3. County not Liable for Laxity in Road Inspections. ...more

NJ LAWS Email Newsletter E390

NJ LAWS Email Newsletter E390 In This Issue: Recent Cases 1. Non-Profit Facility not Liable for Criminal Acts of Employee. 2. No Vacating of 2005 Guilty Plea where Defendant did not prove he was misadvised by...more

NJ LAWS Email Newsletter E389

NJ LAWS Email Newsletter E389 In This Issue: Recent Cases 1. Lab Report Not Admissible in DWI Case. 2. Laurick Motion to vacate DWI guilty plea Requires Prima facie Case for Relief. 3. Social Networking...more

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E388

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E388 In This Issue: 1. Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau 2. New YouTube Videos / Podcasts Videos; Can you help instruct us how to add to iTunes? 3. Community Events ...more

IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Accounts and Assets

On January 9, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reopened an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (“OVDI”) to give U.S. taxpayers with offshore accounts a third opportunity to disclose such accounts, pay any taxes...more

IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Accounts and Assets

On January 9, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reopened an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (“OVDI”) to give U.S. taxpayers with offshore accounts a third opportunity to disclose such accounts, pay any taxes...more

More IRS Offshore Penalties May be Coming!

Taxpayers with certain foreign held assets will be required to describe those assets on a new form which must be attached to their 2011 Form 1040 individual income tax returns. The new form, still in draft format is Form...more

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