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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
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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
In In re Stockdale, the New Jersey Supreme Court addressed the availability of punitive damages in estate disputes involving undue influence claims. 196 N.J. 275 (2008). ...more
In Roberts v. Wilson, the El Paso Court of Appeals ruled that the wife of a beneficiary under a will was entitled to her husband’s interest in real property because he survived his parents and the bequeath did not have a...more
In Lin v. Jeng, 2012 DJDAR 2498 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District rendered a fee award based on equitable principles in a partition action involving a real estate dispute between family...more
A critical question for residential contractors in Arizona is whether a homeowner is an "owner occupant." When a homeowner is an "owner occupant," contractors may only record a lien on the property if they have a direct...more
The People of the State of California and The City of Los Angeles (collectively, the "Plaintiff") are seeking to hold Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee under hundreds of...more
As you likely are aware, this past Wednesday (June 29th) Bank of America (BofA) announced an agreement to resolve nearly all of its repurchase and servicing exposure for legacy Countrywide-issued first-lien residential...more
New tax court case limits the asset protection afforded to Florida residents by Florida's homestead law. If you transfer assets to avoid creditors, do not automatically assume that Florida's powerful homestead exemption will...more
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