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Lake Elmo, land owners battle over detached property
Oakdalel Lake Elmo ReviewMarch 1, 2012

Lake Elmo City Council members unanimously approved authorization last month for the city to appeal a decision made by an administrative law judge allowing the land owners to detach their 58 acres from Lake Elmo and incorporate into Stillwater Township ...more »

Slater Heelis launches over-60s divorce package
Manchester Evening NewsMarch 1, 2012

Law firm Slater Heelis has launched a special service aimed at older couples who are divorcing after seeing a sharp increase in the number of marital separations among the over-60s. The Sale-based practice has seen divorce cases for clients in their ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Bristol hosts free family law seminar
Bristol24-7March 5, 2012

By Rob Buckland Accountants and business advisers BDO are holding a free seminar in Bristol tomorrow for family lawyers dealing with the protection and preservation of their clients' assets. The seminar, at the Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel, ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Parental surrogacy in Ireland — legislation is a long way off
Irish Medical TimesMarch 1, 2012

This is not straightforward, since Irish law assumes that the surrogate mother who gave birth to the child is the legal mother. This is so, even if the ovum was provided by the commissioning mother or by an independent donor. The mother of a child born ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Sports house opens doors
The Daily PostMarch 11, 2012

Trust manager Alister Skene said about 100 people attended the opening, at which Mr Daniell congratulated the trust for its continuing involvement and investment in the town. The trust is a charitable entity that operates gaming machines in Wairarapa ...more »

As Bank Profits Plunge, Wall Street Bonuses Fall Modestly
Yahoo!Xtra New Zealand NewsMarch 1, 2012

CRIME DOES PAY WELL. ! cme run • 12 hours ago The fact that any of them are getting bonuses is a mystery to everyone but them. It just shows that between golden parachutes, bonuses, insider trading, and all the other wonderfully unethical ways Wall ...more »

Living Trusts
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Bobbi Kristina and adopted brother engaged?
AZ Central.comMarch 15, 2012

... to be living together at Whitney's $1.2million Atlanta townhouse - have apparently decided to tie the knot. A source said: ''Nick proposed to Krissy on March 10, and she said yes. ''Krissy said Nick is the only person she trusts in the world.more »

Estate Administration
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Difference engine
The EconomistMarch 1, 2012

In America the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) currently allows the recreational use of drones, but not commercial use: earlier this year estate agents in Los Angeles were banned from using drones to take aerial photos of properties they were ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Ex-SNC-Lavalin official promoted rally in support of Syrian dictator Assad
Windsor StarMarch 1, 2012

In January, Radio-Canada's Enquete revealed that another SNC-Lavalin executive, VP Kebir Ratnani, had been given power of attorney over the Westmount property of Ben Ali's son-in-law. The former Canadian ambassador to Tunisia — Bruno Picard — now ...more »

TransCanada reports more than $500K in lobbying and legal expenses
Kearney HubMarch 5, 2012

The reports include fees paid to lobbyists, expenses including entertainment and gifts, and legal bills in some cases. Those costs represent only part of total spending in recent years, including advertising expenses, on both sides of the pipeline ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Ask the Experts: Irrevocable trusts and long-term care
Kansas City StarMarch 5, 2012

By CLAUDIA BUCK Should a living trust be created to shelter assets from costs of long-term nursing care? This week, that question gets addressed by two of our "Ask the Experts" writers: certified financial planner Kevin Young, owner of Young Wealth ...more »


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