Trusts & Estate Planning News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2012

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Debt, Credit, Tormentors
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)April 1, 2012

Both debt collectors and credit bureaus are supposed to comply with various statutes and regulations, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act respectively, but violations are rarely punished.more »

Men seek equality, say divorce laws treat husbands as ATMs
Deccan HeraldApril 1, 2012

The latest decision of the Union cabinet to amend divorce laws has been opposed by organisations which say they work to protect the rights of men. These organisations claim that divorce laws favour the interests of women and reduce men to being ATMs, ...more »

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Weekly Standard: A Model Intervention
NPRApril 2, 2012

From the standpoint of international law and legitimacy, Libya had it all. First came UN Security Council Resolution 1970, unanimously adopted in Feb. 2011 as Qaddafi's repression against the nascent Libyan opposition began to intensify.more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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The Caregiver's Bookshelf: A Law Guide for Seniors
New York Times (blog)April 2, 2012

How do you petition for guardianship of an incapacitated older relative (and is that a good idea)? What should you know about reverse mortgages? Navigating the law as an older adult, or on behalf of one, is a daunting enterprise.more »

Charitable Trusts
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TheStreet.com (press release)April 4, 2012

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Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases
Kansas City StarApril 11, 2012

With Matt Damon, Ira Glass, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Phil Helmuth. Directed by Douglas Tirola. (1:50) NR. "Bad Ass" - Forty years after returning from the Vietnam War and being shunned by society, a grizzled veteran becomes a local hero but also draws ...more »

Living Trusts
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The “B- in Apt 23” Is My New Best Frenemy
DivineCarolineApril 11, 2012

We're not just living in the golden age of television—we're living in the golden age of the misanthrope. The dial is full of complicated characters—like House's Dr. Gregory House, Mad Men's Don Draper, Breaking Bad's Walter White, most of the cast of ...more »

Estate Administration
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How billionaires destroy democracy
SalonApril 1, 2012

Speaking to the board of a nonprofit group, Schwarzman fiercely denounced initiatives by the Obama administration: “It's war. It's like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.” In the arena of political commentary, few things are considered more clearly ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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We Belong Together Women's Human Rights Delegation Calls for the Repeal of ...
Houston ChronicleApril 1, 2012

The delegates left with a promise to continue to fight back against anti-immigrant legislation and to carry the brave women's stories back to their communities. When the law originally passed in June 2011, its many provisions included making it a crime...more »

Want to End Poverty? Legalize Freedom
The AmericanApril 11, 2012

Why are legal institutions so important? Robert Cooter: Ineffective law inhibits growth by forcing too much dealing with relatives. Effective law gives unrelated people enough trust to launch innovative business ventures. The law of property, contracts...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Another Obama Solar Company Goes Bankrupt
Fox NewsApril 2, 2012

A California solar energy company that was unable to meet a deadline for an Energy Department loan guarantee last year has sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware. Solar Trust of America's Chapter 11 filing on Monday listed assets between $1 million ...more »

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