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Ian Blair: Assisted dying needs a change of heart
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

What is their position in relation to the law in this regard?" Healthcare professionals are caught between the nebulous state of the law and a presumed duty of confidentiality to the patient. This snapshot of evidence received by the commission on the ...more »

How an estate plan can minimize taxes, avoid probate and ensure a smooth ...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

But creating a plan isn't enough; you have to revisit it to ensure it remains relevant, says Steven C. Hartstein, CPA, JD, a partner in the Tax Planning & Preparation Department at Skoda Minotti. “When it comes to estate planning to protect your ...more »

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Asset Protection
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The Proposed MEWA Rules: Cracking Down On Health Insurance Scams
Health Affairs (blog)January 4, 2012

With little fanfare and little attention from the media, the Obama Administration recently issued proposed rules to crackdown on health insurance scams that use ERISA to avoid state law enforcement and regulatory actions. Since the 1974 enactment of ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Leagle.comJanuary 16, 2012

In these consolidated guardianship/termination of parental rights appeals, a mother (Helen) and father (James), 1 appeal from an order entered on May 26, 2010, terminating their parental rights. The child involved is Jamie, who was four years old at ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Wardlaw is The Journal Gazette's Citizen of the Year
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteJanuary 1, 2012

I didn't have any concerns for a very important reason: Larry is the type of person you can always trust 100 percent. He thought it through very carefully." Volunteering for the American Cancer Society was one of the first causes that drew Ward- law...more »

The US Government Is
Jutia GroupJanuary 16, 2012

If the government insisted on making citizens save – itself a bad idea that I don't have space to dissect here – it should be in the form of an individually owned IRA. Chile has had these for 30 years, and as a result today the average Chilean has more ...more »

Living Trusts
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Teesside families in warning over dementia
Gazette LiveJanuary 5, 2012

Figures from a study by the Alzheimer's Society show the number of people suffering from dementia, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, will rise by as much as 39% within the four Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) of Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Eric Schneiderman: Hero or Goat?
Huffington Post (blog)January 30, 2012

The activation of the administration's long dormant task force on criminal misconduct in the financial collapse, with New York's progressive attorney general Eric Schneiderman as co-chair, could be the most fateful political and economic development of ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Employers Can Be Great Resource for Workers with Ailing Parents
ForbesJanuary 11, 2012

Employers that can help workers be proactive about financial planning and health care needs can greatly aid their employees. Access to financial counselors, estate planning experts, and elder law attorneys can be great benefits to offer employees over ...more »

Investors sue Stern over $60 million
Palm Beach PostJanuary 5, 2012

... foreclosure pleadings and to essentially rubber stamp computer generated documents," states the seven-count complaint that includes claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, conspiracy to defraud, breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Admit Nothing, Explain Nothing
Resource InvestorJanuary 4, 2012

Remarks in Congress, 1934 After several failed attempts to push the Federal Reserve Act through Congress, a group of bankers funded and staffed Woodrow Wilson's campaign for President. He had committed to sign a slightly different version of the ...more »


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