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RCMP cautions YK renters to beware of scams
HQ YellowknifeOctober 1, 2011

The Yellowknife RCMP's commercial crime section is warning people about fraudulent ads popping up on on-line classified sites offering apartment rentals. Two such incidents have been reported in Yellowknife this month. Corporal Jarret MacDonald with ...more »

Iconic for decades, time running out for Kodak
CNBC.comOctober 1, 2011

Concerns about the company's future boiled over on Friday, after it hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, sending its shares down 54 percent to 78 cents per share. Although Kodak said it has "no intention" of filing for bankruptcy, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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New Jersey Estate Planning Attorney Reminds Families About Estate Planning ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)October 11, 2011

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2011 – “National Estate Planning Awareness Week” October 17-23 reminds individuals and their families about the importance of planning for long-term decisions and asset protection. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Federal lawmakers hear about Appleton guardianship abuse
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 3, 2011

At a hearing last week before a US Senate subcommittee, testimony suggested the case against Jeffrey M. Schend is far from unique. "While the vast majority of court-appointed guardians are undoubtedly professional, well-meaning and law-abiding, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Debt, Consumer Protection and Middle Class Wealth Building
New America Foundation (blog)October 5, 2011

Those were the topics on tap at yesterday's Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing. As I mentioned yesterday, our own Ray Boshara (well, he's not all ours anymore) was on a crowded but extremely ...more »

The Norris letters issue
Irish TimesOctober 5, 2011

Martin McGuinness has been questioned on his IRA past; Mary Davis was compelled to disclose her earnings and Dana Rosemary Scallon has been challenged about uncompromising religious views. Since his nomination, David Norris has been under pressure to ...more »

Living Trusts
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Solano County Estate Planning Attorney at The Law Offices of Norbert U. Frost ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 6, 2011

For families with significant assets, a trust can be drafted to take advantage of the tax laws to minimize estates taxes. If the value of the estate is higher than the estate tax threshold, the client should consider setting up a trust with provisions ...more »

Estate Administration
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Health Care Reform Regulations, Tax Simplification and Immigration Issues in ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 14, 2011

More than 1000 tax, real property, trust and estate lawyers will gather in Denver next week to discuss current developments in federal and state tax law, including regulatory proposals and issues relevant to Colorado . National tax topics include ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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How Important is it to Have a Will? (online only)
Best of TimesOctober 1, 2011

By making a will and assigning power of attorney, an elder will feel comforted that his/her wishes will be carried out. Wills are often changed, so be ready to execute more than one document over time. And remember, anytime someone signs a will, ...more »

Father-in-law's bullying has driven away son
SunHerald.comOctober 12, 2011

In recent months, Dad has felt free to taunt our children, attempting to create competition between the grandkids by showering some with large gifts and teasing the others about their cousins' good fortune. When confronted, he claims that some ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Takoma Park's sanctuary policy threatened by Secure Communities law
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineOctober 5, 2011

Those confirmed as illegal immigrants are turned over to ICE and can be deported. Takoma Park, which, under its 1985 sanctuary city law, forbids its police and municipal employees from enforcing federal immigration laws, does not have its own detention ...more »

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