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Tax Amnesty Goes Hollywood
Forbes (blog)August 2, 2011

While focusing on the IRS is appropriate, there's another tax regime to worry about: your state. California's new program is called Voluntary Compliance Initiative 2 (VCI 2), since the state's VCI 1 ran from January 1, 2004 to April 15, 2004. ...more »

Credit Card Debt Collection Lawsuit Ends in $1.26 Million Award for Plaintiff
Think Relief Blog (blog)August 2, 2011

A woman who sued a debt collection law firm for twice attempting to garnish her wages for a debt she didn't owe was awarded a $1.26 million judgment Friday by a federal jury in New Mexico, according to the plaintiff's lawyer. Rob Treinen, the attorney ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning News and Stories

Asset Protection
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The Massachusetts Probate Lawyers at Boston Law Firm Blake & Associates ...
PR Web (press release)August 25, 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 »

How one family saves without pain
Rexburg Standard JournalAugust 23, 2011

They make homemade gifts for Christmas. Trish has a tradition of making treats and sharing them with family, friends and neighbors. Making such gifts and sharing them can be a strong teaching tool for families, she says. Last year, her son, Tanner, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Legal pitfalls for millionaire pets
Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 16, 2011

"The remainder of Trouble's money will go to Helmsley's charitable trust," said Davis, adding that gifts to charitable trusts would qualify for a tax deduction in the United States. "However, tax law excludes charitable remainders following pet trusts ...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 »

Power Of Attorney
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USLegalForms.com's Power of Attorney SEO Campaign Exceeds Expectations
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 »

Estate Administration
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STRASBURGER & PRICE LLP v. LANE GORMAN TRUBITT, PLLC
Leagle.comAugust 18, 2011

As part of the estate's administration, the executor paid to Strasburger & Price, LLP ("Plaintiff") an amount of funds to be held in escrow for the purpose of paying any income taxes due. Plaintiff invested the escrow funds into a Certificate of ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Weightmans wins new client mandate for regional NHS Trust
Legal WeekAugust 24, 2011

Under the agreement, the national firm will provide legal advice to the Trust over a broad range of areas including NHS governance and public law, healthcare, primary care services, mental health law, employment and commercial law, property, ...more »

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