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

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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 »

Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Intellectual property: take stock, protect what's valuable
Homer NewsFebruary 2, 2012

One hundred years on, patent and trademark filings with the United States Patent Office number in the hundreds of thousands per year. But inventions and trademarks are just two, albeit major, groups of assets that fall under a grouping called ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Ex-judge in Mass. defends forced abortion ruling
Lake Wylie PilotFebruary 22, 2012

In her ruling, she granted a petition from the woman's parents to have their daughter declared incompetent and awarded guardianship to them for the purpose of consenting to the abortion. Harms' ruling drew spirited debate among bloggers on both sides ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Top 20 Fluoride News Stories of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

17) Pew Charitable Trust uses propaganda, PR and political clout to force more fluoride into people who don't want it. The Pew Charitable Trust paid for lobbyists to misinform Arkansas state legislators into mandating fluoridation statewide which ...more »

Credit Suisse exec charged in NY mortgage probe
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

... the financial company's former managing director and global head of structured credit, was slated to receive more than $7 million in compensation in 2007 before the company learned about the fraud and withheld $5.2 million of his pay.more »

Living Trusts
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'Finder' actress talks about life, recent success
StarNewsOnline.comFebruary 10, 2012

Maddie, a New Bern native who has called Wilmington home most of her life, plays Willa Monday, a law-breaking teen from a gypsy family who finds sanctuary living and working at the Ends of the Earth bar where Walter and Leo set up shop.more »

Estate Administration
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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 »

Power Of Attorney
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Area crime and courts
Beatrice Daily SunFebruary 2, 2012

In March 2011, Rakosnik moved into his uncle's Pawnee City home and was given durable power of attorney. During that time, Rakosnik allegedly sold land, cashed out CDs and transferred money from his uncle's bank account. State patrol troopers arrested ...more »

Wulff Received Discount on Personal Car Lease
Spiegel OnlineFebruary 7, 2012

According to Paragraph 5, Section 4 of the Minister Law, ministers and the governor "may not accept rewards and gifts in connection with their office." Until now, Wulff has justified many free vacations and other benefits by claiming that they were not ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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U-T San DiegoFebruary 5, 2012

He was a nationally known expert in trusts and estates, was a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and served on the California State Bar's Executive Committee for Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section.more »


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