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Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

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Asset Protection
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SEC's Owner Threshold, MF Global Hearing, Tax Plan: Compliance
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

After President Barack Obama directed federal agencies last year to ensure their rules promote economic growth while using the least burdensome tools to achieve regulatory ends, Schapiro asked her staff to review rules to relieve burdens on smaller ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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IN THE MATTER OF MAKAYLA L.P.
Leagle.comFebruary 13, 2012

... based on the father's failure to exercise a minimum degree of parental care in providing proper supervision or guardianship, by unreasonably inflicting harm or creating a substantial risk thereof (see Fam Ct Act § 1012 [f] [i] [B]; § 1046 [b] [i]).more »

Charitable Trusts
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Commentary: Beyond Komen, Planned Parenthood Remains Under Attack
WBURFebruary 3, 2012

What are the lawmakers, and other state and federal officials, up to when it comes to health reform laws? News you can use, carefully digested and curated. News on the state's largest health insurers; the effects of health care reform on coverage; ...more »

Gov. Chris Christie's to treat non-violent offenders could work, if done right
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)February 12, 2012

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Ira Levy Gov. Chris Christie is continuing to push for non-violent offenders to receive treatment for substance abuse, rather than prison. It is certainly a liberal stance for a leader of the nation's conservative ...more »

Living Trusts
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Preserving Estate Tax Spousal Exemption Portability and Avoiding Malpractice
Accounting TodayFebruary 13, 2012

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 expanded the exemption equivalent to the estate tax credit (“exemption amount”) to $5 million. Moreover, it introduced the concept of exemption portability which, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Obama Calls for Tax Hikes on Life Insurers
LifeHealthProFebruary 13, 2012

By Arthur D. Postal President Obama's proposed budget for 2013 would impose sweeping tax hikes on the insurance industry, including a restoration of 2009 estate tax rules, and sustaining the portability between the estate and gift taxes as contained in ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Brooks honored for advocacy, activism
Frost IllustratedFebruary 7, 2012

The person having power of attorney over his affairs had left the elderly man living in squalor. Brooks, despite limited economic resources of her own, drove to Lexington, Miss., where her uncle was living and set in motion a series of events that ...more »

Under the US Supreme Court: Pushing Kagan out of the healthcare case
Outcome MagazineFebruary 5, 2012

5 (UPI) -- The clamor for Justice Clarence Thomas to withdraw from hearing the challenge to President Obama's healthcare reform law appears to have died down for the moment but the pressure on Justice Elena Kagan has been relentless.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Withers Bergman LLP Adds Prominent Trusts and Estates Partner
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Mr. Haranzo has twenty years of experience in the trusts and estates field representing a high--net-worth clientele in both the US and abroad. Although an American who advises primarily on US law, he is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and ...more »

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