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Parliament's moral duty on assisted dying
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

... been a lull in the media recently about the rights and wrongs of assisted dying, but the conflict is sure to break out again with the imminent publication of the report from Lord Falconer's commission, established to consider changes to the law. ...more »

New Licensing Regime Jolts Freight Forwarders
THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

Although the Customs and Excise Management Act provides for self clearing in which an importer is allowed the option of clearing its goods, most of them prefer to use clearing agents because of the bureaucracy involved. Accordingly, government reviews ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Will Your Offshore Accounts Land You in Jail
CNBC.comJanuary 5, 2012

As of September 2011, the IRS had collected nearly $3 billion in taxes, interest and penalties from 30000 taxpayers. Lurking in the background is serious jail time, as one father and son in Florida know. In March 2011 the two were sentenced to 10 years ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Senior Notes
Cape Cod Times (subscription)January 1, 2012

... veterans benefits, Mass Health, Medicare, consumer issues, public benefits, unemployment, foreclosure, guardianship, power of attorney, bankruptcy, evictions, landlord/tenant issues, utilities, family law and nursing home issues. ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Piano teacher receives recognition
Springfield News-LeaderJanuary 2, 2012

According to a press release, Baird joined the firm from Fairfield and Woods law firm in Denver. Her practice focuses on estate planning and trust administration, probate litigation, corporate law, nonprofit organizations and intellectual property. ...more »

Kuki Patrol aims to cut crime
Torres NewsJanuary 12, 2012

By MARK ROY THE Ged Ira Gelar Kuki Patrol, or Community Night Patrol, is back in action on Thursday Island after a spell of more than five years. Formerly run under the auspices of the TRAWQ Community Council, the Thursday Island Justice Corporation ...more »

Living Trusts
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Cutting-Edge Wealth Protection
International LivingJanuary 16, 2012

This legacy may be one of the reasons the trust law embodies all the best legal concepts concerning modern trusts. As such, it has served as the example for many other offshore financial centers. Their government officially guarantees no taxes will be ...more »

Estate Administration
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ABLE – “Achieve a Better Life Experience”– Federal Legislation : What You Need ...
JD Supra (press release)January 10, 2012

About the author: Bridget O'Brien Swartz is a partner at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate & Trust Law certified by the State Bar of Arizona and Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law...more »

Power Of Attorney
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7 resolutions for retirees in 2012
Boston.comJanuary 5, 2012

A basic estate plan includes a will, living will, durable power of attorney and health-care proxy or living will. Resolve to be more charitable, giving to worthy causes for others as well as your loved ones. It's rewarding and makes tax and financial ...more »

Federal income tax significant events, Part 3 – Job Change
Tax Law Home (blog)January 8, 2012

If you have additional questions about tax events related to your job change, or you need help filing your federal income tax return, you should speak with a tax attorney who is familiar with the tax laws in your state.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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BSO donates to proposed teen suicide hot line
Sun-SentinelJanuary 2, 2012

By Linda Trischitta, Sun Sentinel By the end of 2011, the Broward Sheriff's Office had made its second donation with law enforcement trust funds to support youth who are at risk. The $10000 gift is for a teen suicide prevention hotline to be run by ...more »


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