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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
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
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
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
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
Federal and state law can create significant criminal liability exposure to clients, fiduciaries and planners when firearms are involved. ...more
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
You don’t need a lawyer for everything, but there are a few times in life when hiring a lawyer is a necessity....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
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
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.
NJ LAWS Email Newsletter E390
In This Issue:
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
In This Issue:
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
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
Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. email newsletter E386...more
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
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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E378 1. Selecting A Guardian in Your Will for Minor Children. 2. Objection to Lab Report Starts After all Reports Provided. 3. Dispatch of Suspiciously Parked Car Permits Questioning. 4. Join AVVO and rate Kenneth Vercammen,...more
NJ Laws Newsletter E375...more
Picture the following ....... A young man born in the United States, while vacationing in Canada, meets and falls in love with a Canadian woman. They get married and thereafter make their home in Vancouver, Canada, for the...more
What's going on in your neighborhood? Find out! Read our April Edition of the Legal Beagle to get, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" of our local towns and riveting national news....more
E365 1. Kenneth Vercammen and John Menzel were included in the 2011 “Super Lawyers”
2. Hearsay not admissible at trial.
3. Charity & Community Events
4. April is National Donate Life Month- Organ Donation
5. Join the...more
The latest IRS amnesty program that gives you the chance to declare your previously undeclared offshore assets to the IRS is on now through August 31. But this latest IRS program is less tolerant of the fact that it would...more