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

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

Where there's a will: How to minimize probate fees
Globe and MailAugust 1, 2011

Likewise, the death benefits of any insurance policies on your life will sidestep probate fees if you name beneficiaries under those policies. By designating beneficiaries (other than your estate), these assets fall outside of your estate and pass ...more »

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Asset Protection
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KESSLER INTERNATIONAL WINS INTERNATIONAL STEVIE AWARD INEIGHTH ANNUAL ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)August 22, 2011

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – After two and a half months of judging by over two hundred worldwide professionals, Kessler International has been named Accounting Company of the Year in the 2011 International Business Awards. ...more »

Bedbug infestation ruins more than a household
SunHerald.comAugust 29, 2011

My sister-in-law's home is cluttered and not well-maintained. Over the years, they have had several flea infestations. Our exterminator advised me to steer clear of my sister-in-law's house and not even bring their Christmas gifts into our home. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Schools worry about the costs of Race to the Top
North Country Public RadioAugust 25, 2011

... The College of the Adirondacks · Wildlife Conservation Society · Adirondack Medical Center Foundation · Adirondack Museum · Niagara Mohawk Foundation · Schumann Foundation · John A. Sellon Charitable Trust · several anonymous individual donors.more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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EXCLUSIVE: Director Thomas McCarthy Talks Win Win Blu-ray
MovieWebAugust 26, 2011

Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who volunteers as a high-school wrestling coach, takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in a desperate attempt to keep his practice afloat. When the client's teenage grandson runs away from ...more »

Living Trusts
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IN RE AGNES M. GASSMANN REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
Leagle.comAugust 24, 2011

[¶ 1] Mary Reichert, Jo Anne Dalhoff, and James Gassmann appeal from a district court judgment reforming the terms of their parents' revocable living trusts and determining that John T. Gassmann was to receive farmland held in a limited liability ...more »

Estate Administration
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The No Contest Clause and California Law ~by Alan Horvath, Arttorney At Law
Pine TreeAugust 18, 2011

So, the No Contest clause is still worth having, IF it conforms to the new law. But only in this one very limited circumstance. In summary, I want to acknowledge that a discussion of estate administration issues is by its nature dry and obtuse. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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There is no single power of attorney
News SentinelAugust 30, 2011

Q.: I read your article on a power of attorney. Doesn't the power terminate upon death of the principal? Then wouldn't the authority over the estate vest with the administrator or executor? -Robert, via email A.: There are many types of power of...more »

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