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Widow Foreclosure Catch-22
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
Planning for Your Social Media Accounts When You Die
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Fein, Such, Kahn, & Shepard: Estate Planning
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
The Basics of the Fiscal Cliff Deal & Why the Lack of Sunset Provisions Is Important
It is an unfortunate reality that as people get older, they become more and more susceptible to influence, abuse, and neglect. In fact, California has recognized that its elders are a disadvantaged class, that the cases of...more
This week we reopen our Damages series with a thirteenth installment to discuss the availability of sentimental value damages for the loss of items of personal property. We examine both the general rule that such damages are...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
Legal Solutions is the quarterly newsletter of Sullivans Law LLP Solicitors based in Belfast, Northern Ireland - UK.
Included in the March 2013 edition:
+ confidentiality agreements
+ county courts jurisdiction...more
This week's article focuses upon the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision Pistalo v. Progressive in which the court held that a bad faith claim against an insurance company could progress even though the policy holder had...more
Guest Blogger and Tax Expert Stephen D. Kraft, CPA Explains The IRS Tax Issues of Personal Injury Settlements...more
Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term continue with Bjork v. O'Meara...
Before his death, decedent begins taking steps to transfer a bank account to the plaintiff. He dies...more
Attorney James R. Andrews II is the host of Legal Sense with James Andrews. James was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Whippany, New Jersey and then attended the University of Virginia where...more
Ask any trust and estate litigator what the fastest rising trend in trust and estate litigation is and they will almost surely answer financial elder abuse. While the perpetrators of financial elder abuse are various, an...more
The Eleventh Circuit has “ironed out a wrinkle” in Alabama’s arbitration jurisprudence that seemed to find executors outside the scope of arbitration contracts signed by the decedent.
In Entrekin v. Internal Medicine...more
The Problem: So often a family member or friend is told by a Decedent that he will inherit some or all of an estate. The Decedent truly has that intention, but as he or she ages and becomes weak of mind, the Decedent is...more
Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar [pdf] for the May term, and the Court will hear oral argument in eight civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each, are...
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
About one-third of all Americans—through birth, divorce, and remarriage—are part of a stepfamily. But many of the laws governing familial relationships have lagged far behind this reality.
A good example...more
Columbia, MO – February 28, 2012 -- To SSA, the word “disabled” is not a medical term. This is the number one reason that the agency will not accept your doctor’s pronouncement that you are “disabled.” To SSA, being disabled...more
Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. email newsletter E386...more
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
Asset Protection, Are Your Children A Lawsuit Exposure?
We all like to think our kids are better behaved, smarter, and more sensible than the ones we see in the news or read about, but their exposures are unpredictable and...more
In this issue: Your Odds of Landing in an ICU; The Health Care Power of Attorney; Living Wills - and Some Questions to Ponder; Stop By Our New Office Near the White House!; and Check Out Our Previous Tips.
protecting elderly family members and clients from improper medication while in a nursing home....more
How to protect family members or clients in nursing homes from improper medications...more
E362 NJLaws 1. Liability for Snow and Ice Fall Downs 2. DWI Alcotest Result Thrown Out Where State Police Did Not Use Approved Digital Temperature Measuring Device. 3. Should I Cancel My Life Insurance because of the New...more
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