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Audit: For much of 2011, DC lagged on small-biz spending
Washington ExaminerApril 1, 2012

With three months remaining, 84 District agencies spent about $60 million combined with small businesses -- 12 percent of the level the law mandates. Spending figures for the fourth quarter weren't included in the report Branche issued last month, ...more »

IRS Tax Tips: Don't Make Mistakes!
Patch.comApril 1, 2012

Here are eight common tax return errors to avoid, courtesy of the IRS: Incorrect or missing Social Security numbers: When entering SSNs for anyone listed on your tax return, be sure to enter them exactly as they appear on the Social Security cards.more »

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Asset Protection
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Devil in detail of new property securities law
Queensland Business ReviewApril 4, 2012

... as Nicholls explains: “These interests are extended under the new laws to include other non-traditional security interests such as leases on personal property, hire purchase agreements, commercial consignment agreements and retention of title such ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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White Mountain IndependentApril 6, 2012

... termination of parental rights or the establishment of a permanent guardianship based upon the record and the evidence presented to the court, as well as an order of paternity, custody, or change of custody in a consolidated family law matter and ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Kayne Anderson Midstream/Energy Fund Increases Its Quarterly Distribution To ... (press release)April 2, 2012

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US chips away at Dotcom 13, 2012

Website TorrentFreak reported that the US Government had argued Shapiro's law firm would have a conflict of interest representing Megaupload as YouTube was a "victim" of Megaupload and a potential witness in its criminal indictment, and that Shapiro ...more »

Living Trusts
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Minke whale washed up at Spurn Point, Yorkshire, suffering from head injuries
Driffield TodayApril 2, 2012

Kirsten Smith, The Living Seas Manager for the North Sea Wildlife Trusts said: 'We are deeply saddened to again hear another of our mammals has met such a shocking end. We hope through a new partnership with the charity MARINElife, to help a greater ...more »

Estate Administration
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Matt Wallace: Funding critical to make trusts work
Port Huron Times HeraldApril 1, 2012

Funding includes the proper naming of your trust or individuals as owner or beneficiary of your assets and as additional insureds on your liability insurance policies. The funding of your trusts is critical in making your trust work and having the ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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What Happens to Your Online Presence When You Pass Away?
Business Review USAApril 1, 2012

These documents generally consist of Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and maybe the use of the Homestead Act. While all these documents still represent the foundation of a modern-day estate plan, the internet has added a whole new ...more »

Jack's Place Redeveloped; Dem, GOP Heads Seek Re-Election
Wheeling News RegisterApril 1, 2012

Jack's Floral, Gift & Garden Center, a business that thrived in the St. Clairsville area for more than a quarter of a century, has ceased operations. As Greg Malik, son of the man who founded the popular horticultural center in 1985, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Obama signs STOCK Act to address 'deficit of trust' in Washington
CNNApril 4, 2012

"If we expect that to apply to our biggest corporations and to our most successful citizens, it certainly applies to our elected officials, especially at a time when there is a deficit of trust between this city and the rest of the country.more »


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