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State and Federal Tax Law Developments Affect Same-Sex Couples and MA Residents with Out-of-State Real Estate

by Goodwin on

Recent changes in state and federal tax laws impact same-sex couples and any Massachusetts residents who own real estate in another state. Clients who may be affected by these changes should act soon to protect the...more

Whether the trust relationship should be fundamentally transmogrified into a juristic entity/person

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

In re Estate of Fournier, 902 A.2d 852 (Me. 2006) illustrates how a fundamental conversion of the trust relationship by legislation or otherwise into a juristic entity/person might well limit the trust’s practical...more

Trust Law’s Material Purpose Doctrine, the Traditional Protector of Settlor-Intent is Under Attack: The TEDRA Factor

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

In recent years, reformers of trust law have been hard at work defanging the plain meaning rule, primarily by liberalizing the doctrines of reformation and deviation. The rule is discussed generally in §8.15.6 of Loring and...more

Insight on Estate Planning - August/September 2014

In This Issue: - Unintended consequences: After divorce, review your estate plan to avoid surprises - Protecting your real estate assets - How will the GST tax affect your estate plan? - Estate...more

Next Conférence: "Les acteurs-clés des investissements immobiliers transfrontaliers"

by Cecile BARRO on

AIJA/ ABA Seminar/ Key Players in Cross-Border Real Estate Investments: La conférence réunissant des experts internationaux, "Les acteurs-clés des investissements immobiliers transfrontaliers",...more

Can I Short Sell My House While in Bankruptcy?

by John Skiba on

As I wrote in a recent article, more than 50% of homes in Arizona are worth less than what is owed on them. This is leading many people to try and short sale their home. However, because of other debt issues, many people also...more

50% of Arizona Homes are Upside Down: Bankruptcy & the Housing Crisis

by John Skiba on

Yesterday the Arizona Republic reported that Arizona has the second highest rate of homes where the owners owe more than the home is worth. Nearly 50% of Arizona's homes are not worth what is owed, and in Phoenix the number...more

Leases and Bankruptcy

by John Skiba on

Car leases, apartment leases, house leases, commercial property leases. When times are good the lease provides you with the security you need to plan for the future. You know you have that car, apartment, house, store...more

Short Sale v. Bankruptcy

by John Skiba on

In this article I discuss the pro and cons of short sales compared to that of simply surrendering a home through the bankruptcy process....more

How Long Can I Stay in My Home in Bankruptcy?

by John Skiba on

Many people are facing the possiblity of losing their home, or have already made the decision to leave their home. By filing bankruptcy you can either try and save your home or at least buy yourself some time prior to...more

Powers of Attorney in Florida

by Gary Kaleita on

Discusses the basics of the types and uses of Powers of Attorney in Florida...more

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