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Call to slash first home grant for many
The AustralianApril 1, 2012

THE Victorian first home buyers grant should be restricted to newly constructed dwellings to give the building industry a much needed boost, the Urban Development Institute of Australia says. The UDIA is also calling for a further interest rate cut ...more »

Litchfield fire chief will collect nearly $4000 monthly pension
Nashua TelegraphApril 1, 2012

State law allows retired public employees to return to work in the public sector as long as they don't work more than 32 hours a week. Karlon said legislators are currently considering changes to clarify the law, including looking at a proposal to put ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Gov't lets debt collectors go after defaulted student loans
Chicago Daily HeraldApril 1, 2012

... these government contractors face growing complaints that they are violating federal laws by insisting on stiff payments, even when borrowers' incomes make them eligible for leniency. Education Department contracts — featuring commissions of as ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Voter ID bill is right move
Austin HeraldApril 11, 2012

A voter can't be a convicted felon whose rights have not yet been restored and can't be under a guardianship in which the right to vote has been revoked by the court. In addition, each eligible voter is entitled to only one ballot in an election.more »

Charitable Trusts
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TheStreet.com (press release)April 2, 2012

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ICE nationwide sweep of criminals nets 64 Arizona arrests
Cronkite NewsApril 3, 2012

“In my 28 years of immigration enforcement, our strategic focus on criminal aliens is the most effective I've ever seen,” Homan said, adding that communities are safer because of such efforts. But Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American ...more »

Living Trusts
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Terrence Jack column: Pick estate trustee ahead of time
Appleton Post CrescentApril 1, 2012

Some trusts are funded during a lifetime, such as a revocable living trust. When assets are titled in the name of a revocable living trust they avoid the expense of probate and can be transferred to the trust beneficiary in a timely manner.more »

Estate Administration
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Attorney Maria Baler: 5 reasons to review and update your estate plan
Daily News TranscriptApril 11, 2012

Tax laws also change and seem to be affected more and more by the political climate, which is ever changing. Over the past several years federal and state estate tax laws have changed, therefore trusts created to shelter assets from estate taxes may no ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Ruben Rosario: 'Angels' step in to keep St. Paul couple in their home
Pioneer PressApril 1, 2012

Joe and Stella maintain they were victims of fraud at the hands of a grandson who had them unwittingly sign a quitclaim deed and forged their signatures on power-of-attorney forms several years ago. The documents were then used to secure more than ...more »

The Unrepentant Sinner
VanguardApril 1, 2012

He persecuted Christians and, even after converting to Christianity, Paul still boasts he was blameless under the law. He says: “Concerning zeal, persecuting the Church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.” (Philippians 3:6).more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Madras HC ruling on CSI-TA is a tribute to years of legal activism by John S Dorai
Economic TimesApril 2, 2012

The Madras High Court ruled this week that the Church of South India Trust Association (CSI-TA) is a company registered under the Companies Act, and that the Registrar of Companies (RoC) is entitled to invoke the provisions of the Companies Act by ...more »

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