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Why it's best to spend 2012 between the covers
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

The latter should be a real treat for Jacobson's fans: it is set in doomed literary London and stars a downtrodden protagonist with a highly strung, red-haired wife and a deeply troubling mother-in-law.... Attica Locke's The Cutting Season (Serpent's ...more »

Daily StarJanuary 1, 2012

Show bosses are planning extra surprise evictions – meaning the celebs will constantly be on their guard. A Big Brother source last night revealed: “Producers have ordered more live evictions. They will be dropping like flies after just days in the ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Protecting Your Future: Getting home medical care via a pooled income trust
Times Herald-RecordJanuary 1, 2012

Bonnie Kraham is an attorney practicing elder law estate planning with Ettinger Law Firm, 75 Crystal Run Road, Town of Wallkill. She can be reached at 692-8700, ext. 119, or at This column is intended to provide general ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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District Gets Serious About Stopping Residency Cheats
Patch.comJanuary 27, 2012

“If the family goes through the right court documents, they give up guardianship and transfer it to the aunt and uncle, that's perfectly legal,” he said. “We have to accept those kids.” When a student is suspected of attending illegally, the district ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Charitable giving should be part of estate plan
Western Farm PressJanuary 4, 2012

In 2010, when there was no estate tax, the heirs could have received the entire $6 million. Under 2009 law, heirs would've received only $3.5 million, charity $2.5 million. Unless changes are made before then, the estate tax exemption is set to revert ...more »

PSNI fails in bid for BBC footage
BBC NewsJanuary 11, 2012

The PSNI has failed in a court action to force the BBC to hand over video shot at a Real IRA parade in Londonderry in April 2011. The police had claimed it could be used to identify masked men by the way they walked or by facial features under ...more »

Living Trusts
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The Flexible Irrevocable Trust
LifeHealthProJanuary 4, 2012

The increased gift tax and generation skipping exemptions provided under the 2010 Tax Act provide a significant opportunity to transfer assets to family members. To take full advantage of these increased exemptions, many wealthy families have been ...more »

Estate Administration
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Unas and the Philippine press' abdication
Inquirer.netJanuary 4, 2012

Pasay City Regional Trial Court Judge Jesus Mupas, who himself faces four administrative charges, including “gross ignorance of the law,” receives at 11:45 am the massacre suspect's allegations and “voluminous” documents, doesn't even bother to check ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Blacks should stand with gays on marriage equality
Baltimore SunJanuary 12, 2012

So when the government bestows inheritance rights, tax benefits, adoption rights, child custody, power of attorney and other privileges on married individuals — but denies those same basic privileges to gays and lesbians — it is a blunt and injurious ...more »

Midcoast Community Chorus offers Gifts
knox.VillageSoup.comJanuary 2, 2012

15 at 4 pm, MCC will perform its winter concert, titled Simple Gifts. This program's theme lends itself to singing some favorite American folk tunes and hymns, some of which are traditional settings and some that are not. Other highlights include the ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Mayor at ease in naming his father-in-law city attorney
Buffalo NewsJanuary 9, 2012

Szymanski said he trusts LeBlanc more than anyone else to oversee the city's legal affairs, and he made no apologies for the appointment. “He doesn't want to let me down, and I don't want to fire him, but I will if I have to,” the mayor said. ...more »


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