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Students in Foster Care Benefit from Urgency Legislation - Effective Immediately, AB 216 Modifies Graduation Requirements and...

Governor Jerry Brown this week signed into law Assembly Bill 216, an urgency measure designed to further define the standards and procedures for exempting pupils in foster care from local graduation requirements. The new law...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Taking Custody of Minor from School: Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity from Claims of Unlawful Arrest...

Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more

Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles [Video]

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Mitchell Reichman discusses best practices in protecting separate property in Arizona. He talks about various family topics such as community...more

How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting? [Video]

Mitchell Reichman, a Board Certified Family Law Specialist at Phoenix Arizona law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. talks about how one can make the most of the first initial meeting with an attorney. He talks about what should be...more

Will the Demise of DOMA Help or Hurt Your Employees?

The Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor, striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, will have a broad range of impacts for states (including Maine and New Hampshire) which...more

School’s Out! (And Not Just For Summer)

As we’ve mentioned before, college costs are on the rise. In the 2002 cult classic Van Wilder, the protagonist is devastated when he learns that his parents refuse to bankroll his undergraduate experience beyond seven years...more

A Summary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions This Week Which Will Affect Employers

Windsor v. United States - Issue: Can the federal government define marriage? Holding: No. Loser: The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was passed in 1996 and signed by President Clinton, was...more

A advocacia e a luta por liberdade e por amor

Nesta segunda década do século XXI, inegáveis foram os avanços rumo à defesa e à promoção dos direitos da população LGBT. No Brasil, a força da Justiça que animou esse movimento, com atuação valorosa dos profissionais do...more

Education Update, No. 2 - April 2013: Keeping Your Students Safe From Child Abductions

A loud, beeping Amber Alert and accompanying visual banner filled the homes and screens of area television viewers on the evening of January 14, 2013, announcing the abduction of a five-year-old student from a Philadelphia...more

Know Your Rights!

Don't ignore legal problems. There are always consequences. Know your rights. Go see an attorney....more

Legislative Update: Legislature Addresses Gifted And Talented Program, Indirect Cost Rates, Educational Placement Of Foster...

KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013. Gifted & Talented Program — AB 2491 - Current law evidences the Legislature’s intent to...more

Legislative Update: Assembly Bill 1909 Implemented To Benefit Foster Children

KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws become effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise stated. Assembly Bill 1909 - The primary focus of Assembly Bill...more

Is Your School Caught In Custody Dispute?

A father calls to inform you that his ex-wife is not permitted to pick up their son from school anymore. Up until now, the parents operated under a joint custody agreement submitted upon the student’s enrollment in the...more

Divorce Mediation eBook

We are excited to announce the publication of our new eBook on Divorce Mediation. Learn what the many benefits are by getting a divorce through mediation versus a long, expensive and protracted contested divorce. See also how...more

Parentage Bill (SB 1476) Passes Assembly

SB 1476 (Leno) passed through the Assembly and is now awaiting approval by the State Senate. SB 1476, which would amend and add to the Family Code, would permit a court, in appropriate cases, to find that a child has more...more

Estate Planning for Grandparents

The tax laws provide many opportunities for grandparents to provide for their grandkids' financial, educational and other needs. If you have grandchildren, or anticipate their arrival, providing for their future security may...more

Regression Models and Discount for lack of Marketability

Recent publication of the Discount for Lack of Marketability(DLOM) Job aid for IRS Valuation Professionals has brought fresh scrutiny to the various methods used by valuation practitioners for determining discount for lack of...more

Allen Matkins Sponsors CASA Hispanic Advisory Council Art Workshop for Kids  [Video]

In September, CASA's Hispanic Advisory Council (HAC) hosted a lunch and art event for Orange County foster youth at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) in the Artist's Village of downtown Santa Ana. Renowned...more

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Author Died with an Invalid Will

Unless you don’t watch TV or use the Internet, you have probably heard of the popular movie and book, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” written by a Swedish investigative journalist, Stieg Larsson - This is an interesting...more

The 2010 Tax Relief Act and How it Affects 2012

In a January 2011 article we addressed the changes to the gift and estate tax provisions contained in the 2010 Tax Relief Act. Everything may change at the end of 2012 so it is more important than ever to take a look at...more

Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm...

Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform Principal and Income Act...more

Happy Holidays from Ron Adams

As families gather to celebrate, reconnect and enjoy each other’s company, it’s more important than ever to talk about the things that are most important to you – family, values and a legacy that will last - these truly are...more

Avoid Putting the Wrong Person in Charge of Your Life

Don’t make the mistake of viewing estate planning as a post-death issue; with the right person taking care of you and your affairs, the value of a well-drafted Trust will likely become evident while you are still able to...more

What do Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?

Demographic trends —delayed marriages, considerable wealth being created pre- marriage, and an almost 50% rate of divorce—bring an urgency to the issue of apportioning the active and passive components of the growth in value...more

Successor Trustee Seminar on November 17th

Thank you to everyone that attended our Successor Trustee Workshop on November 17th, 2011. It was a great success! Below is the presentation that attorney Ron Adams gave. If you have any questions about this presentation...more

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