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MoI officer acquitted in visa forgery case
Arab Times Kuwait English DailyAugust 2, 2011

Duo not guilty: The Court of Appeals acquitted two Kuwaiti youths of kidnapping, swindling and stealing but fined them KD 300. Case files indicate an unidentified person asked the youths for directions to a cooperative society. ...more »

Choosing Credit Cards When You Have Bad Credit
Card TrakAugust 2, 2011

Choosing a new credit card when you have bad credit can be a daunting task. Most people with poor credit or no credit history may turn to secured credit cards to get back on their feet financially. Secured credit cards often impose a number of costs or ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Harry Jones: Spouse's home rights greater than children's
Florida TodayAugust 22, 2011

Harry Jones practices estate planning and asset protection law with the Melbourne firm McClelland, Jones, Lyons, Lacey & Williams LLC. He can be reached at hjones@mjlandl.com. Send personal finance questions to business@floridatoday.com.more »

Marriages may soon need no-dowry undertaking
Times of IndiaAugust 24, 2011

The existing definition of 'dowry' under the Act is limited in its scope and does not distinguish between 'gifts' that are exchanged voluntarily and 'dowry' that involves an element of coercion, the report said. "While the Rules to the Act provide for ...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 »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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The Massachusetts Probate Lawyers at Boston Law Firm Blake & Associates ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)August 25, 2011

Also, the new law presents an option for 'informal' administration of uncontested estates, which will allow for less stringent notice requirements, and less court-oversight and supervision of estate administration when family members and beneficiaries ...more »

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