Polsinelli Podcast - Getting the Most Out of Your Estate Planning in 2014
The Greatest Gift: Your Individual + Family Estate Plan
The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Death and Foreign Asset Disclosure. What you don't know can cost you…a lot
Safeguard Your MVA: Devising a Business Succession Plan that will Preserve your Most Valuable Asset
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
When it was placed into administration on the morning of 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) ("LBIE") could account for approximately $2.16 billion of money in its segregated client...more
Complimentary TCPA Update Webinar: The Year in Review and What Lies Ahead -
One year has passed since the implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s revised Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules....more
It is common for the accounting clause of an inter vivos trust instrument to contain a provision along the lines of the following: “The written approval of such an account by the person or persons thus entitled to such...more
The CFPB issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the Bureau’s Ability-to-Repay rule. This clarification will...more
In this issue:
- Supply Chain Finance as the "New Normal"
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Implements Regulations for Covered Mortgage Loans
- Arbitration Guidelines
- Navigating Foreclosure...more
On April 25, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2014-07, which states that effective August 4, 2014, HUD will apply an alternative interpretation of Subsection 255(j) of the National Housing Act, which HUD has interpreted to limit...more
Perhaps the most significant litigation, regulatory and compliance issues facing life insurance companies can be found in the unclaimed property audits, multi-state regulatory settlements and class action lawsuits surrounding...more
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
According to a recent Bloomberg report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering whether it should take a role in helping Americans manage their retirement savings. CFPB Director Richard Cordray told a...more
According to media reports, CFPB Director Cordray has indicated that the Bureau is considering whether it should take on a role in helping consumers manage their retirement investments and looking at its authority in this...more
New York Partnership to Improve Access to Legal Services for Seniors, the Disabled
New York State officials have announced a partnership between the State Office for the Aging, the State Office of Court Administration and...more
In a Ponzi scheme, the last man loses. In a Tontine, on the other hand, the last man wins, like musical chairs. Here is a link to Charles E. Rounds, Jr.’s article on the common law aspects of the Madoff Ponzi scheme: ...more
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
Welcome to our Winter Newsletter.
In this edition, we report on why people are starting to record their internet and computer passwords in their wills.
A woman injured while having her hair coloured in a salon is...more
Should you attend that living trust seminar? They'll buy you a free lunch! Think about your privacy issues, whether their goals and yours are the same... and whether that lunch is not free after all. ...more
Article with key due diligence questions to help consumers and their advisors determine exactly who and what an Asset Protection planner is, how to avoid amateurs and common mistakes and how to pick the best help in a complex...more
Recently the folks at a local newspaper forwarded to me a letter they received from a gentleman identifying himself as “a senior citizen, over 75”. The letter was entitled “Seniors Beware.” The writer...more
The biggest challenge for unclaimed property practitioners is determining how new forms of property fit into unclaimed property laws. Recent technological and entrepreneurial innovations continue to challenge historic...more
People needing to file bankruptcy after retirement happens more often than one might think. Often one of the causes leading to the bankruptcy is not only the retired person’s financial situation but the financial...more
A recent Florida 3d DCA case held that the statute of limitations on Florida fraudulent transfers begins to run when the transfer itself could be known, not when the fraudulent nature of the transfer could be known....more
On March 29, 2011, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) approved a proposed rule, jointly written with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (“FRB”),1 concerning resolution plans and credit exposure reports...more
Too often people come to me to file their bankruptcy after they have liquidated their retirement accounts to try and get on top of credit card debt. The end result is a bankruptcy and nothing to fall back on during...more
On February 22, 2011, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory to assist the financial industry in reporting instances of financial exploitation of the elderly, a form of elder abuse.
I meet with a significant number of retired people who are trying to deal with huge amounts of credit card debt with little more than their Social Security income. Trying to make minimum payments of $200-$600 per month when...more
In uncertain times people derive a false sense of comfort doing in business with a personal or social
contact or a member of their own religious or ethnic community. That comfort level is unfortunately
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