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How Andy Haldane gets his haircut
FT Alphaville (blog)August 2, 2011

As readers will no doubt be aware, haircuts on secured finance transactions are impressively pro-cyclical. As prices on the underlying asset fall, counterparties start demanding extra cash or collateral to compensate them for the added risk. ...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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Asset Protection
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Marriage Law explanation triggers controversy
XinhuaAugust 19, 2011

A female blogger "Xiaopaopao" said the regulation was more about personal asset protection and less about people's feelings. And some men -- the presumed beneficiaries -- were not relieved after the publication of the explanation. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Where there's a will, there's protection of your possessions
Vancouver SunAugust 26, 2011

Obtain the death certificates and do a wills search. Both can be done at the Division of Vital Statistics. 5. Decide if it is necessary to probate the will. Probate is the procedure that confirms you have the authority to act as executor, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Do We Need Judicial Activism?
Forbes IndiaAugust 31, 2011

... largely dominated by the actions under the writ jurisdiction. An efficient mainstream system of civil and criminal justice provides remedies for the enforcement of rights and duties and is a condition precedent to the existence of the rule of law. ...more »

Living Trusts
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Around town in San Diego
SignOnSanDiego.comAugust 18, 2011

Living trust seminar: 1 pm Aug. 20 at VFW Post 3787, 4370 Twain Ave., Grantville. Learn about living trusts, durable powers of attorney, wills, funding trusts, reviewing trusts you may have and other topics. Reservations required. Free. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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I need a probate attorney! Emergency!
AvvoAugust 26, 2011

We have Power of Attorney, which we know, once she's passed is no longer valid. Her Dad/my husband lives in Missouri, I brought some of her belongings to store in this house. The loan company repo'ed her car. I told them I wanted, to get payments ...more »

Ask Amy: Girlfriend knows coercion is unacceptable
Washington PostAugust 24, 2011

Her husband wants to give his future daughter-in-law a summer dress and a coral necklace as an engagement gift. My friend thinks this is not appropriate -- such personal gifts should come from her and not from her husband. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Now lawyers move in to make a killing off Lansley's NHS reforms
The IndependentAugust 29, 2011

But yesterday lawyers suggested that the concession would have no practical effect as EU competition and procurement law will force trusts to consider the price and value of services when commissioning or face challenges in the courts. ...more »

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