Trusts & Estate Planning News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in December, 2011

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FHA Mortgages Could Become Major Choice of Financing
FreeRateUpdate.comDecember 1, 2011

Now that loan limits for FHA have been increased, FHA mortgages could become a major choice of financing for many people interested in purchasing a home or refinancing an existing FHA mortgage. Popular with consumers because of the low down payment ...more »

Sales-Tax Measures 'to Cost Us Big'
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

But Ms. Strawn, and others like her who operate with just a dozen or so employees, would have to begin collecting and remitting taxes for the more than 40 states that currently charge sales and use taxes, along with thousands of cities and counties ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Laws on health, national asset manager and central bank key points of week ...
Politics.huDecember 5, 2011

By MTI Parliament will hold, for the third time, a five-day session this week with a final vote scheduled on the National Asset Manager, health law amendments and the sports law, and a debate on the 2012 budget, parliament's press office told MTI on ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Mindy McCready Custody Battle Heats Up
Huffington PostDecember 2, 2011

The boy was living with McCready's mother, who was awarded guardianship in 2007. McCready says her son has suffered abuse at her mother's house; her mother, Gayle Inge, denies the abuse allegations. "Once the child is located, we will pick him up and ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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California Lists Activities of Commercial Charity Fundraisers
Consumer AffairsDecember 1, 2011

The data is included in the California Department of Justice's Annual Report of Commercial Fundraisers, produced by the Charitable Trusts Section. "The data in this report allows donors to make informed choices this holiday season," Harris said. ...more »

Sentenced after two mortars found
Dundalk ArgusDecember 8, 2011

Dalton Mckevitt (aged 36) and Niall Farrell (aged 35) had pleaded not guilty to membership of an illegal organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na héireann, otherwise the IRA on November 30, 2010. ...more »

Living Trusts
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Senior-housing market booms
Kansas City StarDecember 1, 2011

In the third quarter of 2011 alone, 39 senior housing deals worth $5.5 billion were completed, primarily by real estate investment trusts that specialize in housing for the elderly. That figure includes independent-living and assisted-living...more »

Estate Administration
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Lamb McErlane Attorney Stacey McConnell Appointed To Board Of Directors Of The ...
Citybizlist (press release)December 6, 2011

Her practice focuses on estate planning, administration of trusts and estates, charitable giving, and sophisticated wealth preservation and transfer techniques. Lamb McErlane is a full service law firm, comprised of 30+ attorneys, that has built a ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Mark Faiz Sakkejha
Canada NewsWire (press release)December 2, 2011

Allegation #3: On June 29, 2008, the Respondent misled the Member by failing to disclose to the Member in response to the Member's Annual Compliance Questionnaire that client MLL had appointed him as a co-power of attorney on April 20, 2005, ...more »

Lawyers show appreciation for educators
Ahwatukee Foothills NewsDecember 6, 2011

A local husband and wife law team started a program that will award one teacher a $250 gift card each month to help pay for classroom supplies that would normally come out of their own pocket. Mark and Alexis Breyer, of Breyer Law Offices in Ahwatukee ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Immigration law a violation of trust
The University of Alabama Crimson WhiteDecember 1, 2011

They are just doing their jobs and enforcing the law. This is the fault of the lawmakers who drafted, passed, and signed this bill, imposing a massive new burden on state workers, business owners, visitors and immigrants. ...more »


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