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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Undercover Crack Cocaine Investigation Results in Nine Arrests
KBTXFebruary 1, 2012

Investigators believe it's been a problem for a long time, the selling of crack cocaine in Robertson County. A final arrest today wrapped up a 10 month-long federal investigation into drug dealing there. In a News 3, exclusive, we go to Calvert to find ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Can a former employee poach my customers?
Financial TimesFebruary 3, 2012

However, if you can prove that the restriction has been put in place to protect a legitimate business interest, and that the clause goes no further than is reasonably necessary to protect that interest, then a court is likely to enforce it.more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Copeland rejoins Gunster law firm in Stuart
TCPalmFebruary 1, 2012

Copeland specializes in estate and trust planning, probate and trust administration, tax preparation and audits, guardianship administration, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning, fiduciary representation, advanced estate planning ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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These are some of the stories in Thursday's Herald-Whig
Quincy Herald WhigFebruary 2, 2012

READING RECOVERY: Officials from "ADM Cares," the charitable arm of Archer Daniels Midland, were given an update Wednesday on the Quincy School District's Reading Recovery program. ADM Cares last year donated $80000 to help bolster the program, ...more »

Living Trusts
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'Tax probe launched' into top English football clubs as Rangers plunges into ...
This is MoneyFebruary 15, 2012

EBTs allowed foreign football stars to have their wages paid into a trust, so they could withdraw the money after they stopped living in Britain and therefore avoid the top 50 per cent rate of UK tax. HMRC has declared the practice illegal — and ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Victim of disgraced money man Earl Jones wants loan annulled
West Island GazetteFebruary 3, 2012

Jones signed the loan papers in McMaster's place using a power of attorney he had been given when he settled her mother's estate in 1991. Frazer was the notary on this mortgage that used McMaster's du Musée Ave. townhouse as equity.more »

Estate Administration
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Super Lawyers Recognizes 33 Arnall Golden Gregory Attorneys
Citybizlist (press release)February 17, 2012

Mr. Rothman co-chairs the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on assisting clients in evaluating complex business disputes, whether through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution or litigation. He has substantial experience in state and federal ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Desal EIR dealt blow
Monterey County HeraldFebruary 4, 2012

The revision was released Thursday, about six weeks after Villarreal ruled that Marina Coast Water District should have prepared the EIR as the lead agency under state environmental law. The revision did not change that stance.more »

Gifting does not give full protection
New Zealand HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

In the past, however, they usually went for the debtor's personal assets. Now that assets can be given to a trust in one go, other existing laws are likely to be used more often. "Because there won't be personal property for creditors to claim against ...more »

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