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Editorial: Heavier, but not therapeutic
Jakarta PostAugust 1, 2011

The Supreme Court panel of justices — Krisna Harahap, Artidjo Alkostar and Syamsul Rakan Chaniago — were right to insist on sentencing Gayus more heavily because tax crime is a burden on the state. “The defendant is a tax officer. ...more »

Glen Carbon lawyer gets 12 years in federal pen -- again
Belleville News DemocratAugust 2, 2011

A Glen Carbon attorney on Monday was again sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child pornography possession and bankruptcy fraud. Former attorney Gary E. Peel, 67, of Glen Carbon, initially was sentenced to 144 months in prison but an appeals ...more »

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Estate Administration
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Fashola signs Tenancy Bill
NEXTAugust 24, 2011

After suffering many setbacks occasioned by those against the passage of the Bill, notably the estate agents, the governor's assent was a long time coming. The most combative section of the law, while presenting a "big relief" to prospective tenants, ...more »

Living Trusts
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Matt Wallace: Trusts, like knives, work best when kept sharp
Port Huron Times HeraldAugust 7, 2011

Living trusts are very powerful planning tools that you can use for all kinds of purposes. Trusts can avoid probate, or provide for your family cottage, your favorite charities, your pets, or education for your grandchildren. ...more »

Homefolks building eyed
Evansville Courier & PressAugust 28, 2011

Randy Vaughn, left (with black hat), his wife Nancy Vaughn, center-right, Craig Glick, center-left, and sister-in-law Lisa Glick, center, celebrate with high fives and hugs after they won the bidding for the Homefolk's Hardware and Gifts buildings on ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Newswire Today (press release)August 30, 2011

All too often, the expense and legal procedures to establish a guardianship must be endured by loved ones, when such costs and headaches could have been saved by simply signing a power of attorney. Disability can strike any of us at any time. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Naming Beneficiaries in Estate Planning Documents
EIN News (press release)August 27, 2011

For example, when a person gets a divorce, it is a good idea to name a different beneficiary for life insurance policies and retirement accounts than the ex-spouse, such as a trust for any children from the marriage. In fact, state law may ...more »


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