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
A trust is not a trust if the “trustee” alone holds legal title to the subject property and alone possesses the entire beneficial/equitable interest. Instead, he owns the subject property outright and free of trust, all...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
E380 NJ Laws Email Newsletter...more
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