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Linex Legal (press release) (registration)August 1, 2011

The courts retained the discretion to waive any pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement, deemed prejudicial to any children of the marriage. Pre-nuptial agreements have been branded as a commodity for wealthy individuals to ensure that if their marriage ...more »

U.S. Derivatives Regulators to Seek Comment on Overseas Reach
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- US financial regulators are planning to seek comment on when Dodd-Frank Act rules for the $601 trillion swap market apply to international transactions or firms conducting business overseas. The Securities and Exchange Commission is ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Financial Advisors Ready for New Changes to Probate Laws
BusinessNews ExpressAugust 26, 2011

Boston Estate Planning Law firm of Blake & Associates examines the upcoming 2012 Massachusetts probate law changes and how they will effect your asset protection and estate planning strategies. Massive overhaul of the Massachusetts probate law...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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IN THE MATTER OF ADOPTION OF D.S.
Leagle.comAugust 26, 2011

... so too must the order denying her petition for termination of guardianship. We hold that mother's constitutional challenge to the order terminating parental rights under Probate Code section 1516.5 fails as a matter of law because mother is relying ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Bid to tackle hall revamp bid confusion
Stirling ObserverAugust 26, 2011

The council officials said: “Because the village hall is a charitable trust, the normal considerations for a disposal of a council asset do not apply and any disposal is governed by charity and trust law rather than by administrative law. ...more »

Pub gun attack suspect cheats death three times
Herald.ieAugust 31, 2011

THE gangster arrested for last year's triple shooting at a northside pub has cheated death on three occasions after being targeted by the Real IRA. The 34-year-old criminal -- who is a close associate of gangland serial ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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BNY Mellon Broke New York Law, Misled Investors on Mortgages, State Claims
BloombergAugust 4, 2011

The deal would apply to other investors in the trusts. BNY Mellon's conduct as trustee violated the state's Martin Act by misleading investors, Schneiderman said in court papers filed yesterday. The bank engaged in “repeated fraud and illegality,” ...more »

Gift Card Monkey turns unwanted cards into cash
DesMoinesRegister.comAugust 27, 2011

“Under current law, a gift card cannot expire for at least five years, but the question is, 'When did the original owner buy it, and is it about to expire?' ” Greenwood said. Retailers can also charge monthly fees on a card after it is at least one ...more »

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