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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Trade Me pushes for consumer law change
Stuff.co.nzMarch 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Geithner criticizes financial crisis 'amnesia'
SouthCoastToday.comMarch 3, 2012

Geithner offered a vigorous and personal defense of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which has been sharply criticized by the financial industry and Republicans as a severe regulatory overreaction that is hindering the ...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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Battle over company stock continues
Reading EagleMarch 3, 2012

The matter in the Orphans' Court Division - which resolves disputes over estates, trusts and wills - is a disagreement regarding the sale of company stock that was part of a foundation fund to be used for charitable purposes. When Myrtle B. Quier, ...more »

Watch out, Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein is now moving in for the kill
Irish IndependentMarch 4, 2012

Violence that to this day she and others within Sinn Fein cannot say was a crime. No abject apology here. No sense of unbelievable hypocrisy. As if we can just move along and put the IRA's criminality record to one side while Sinn Fein presents itself ...more »

Living Trusts
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Common Estate Planning Mistakes: Important Terms for a Revocable Living Trust
The MissourianMarch 1, 2012

A trust should be a central part of any estate plan. I cannot overemphasize the importance of having a revocable living trust. No matter how large or small your estate may be, having a trust will enable you to do many very important things.more »

Estate Administration
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Vic law on wills, estates to be reviewed
NEWS.com.auMarch 2, 2012

A REVIEW of Victorian law relating to the creation and administration of wills and deceased estates is to be undertaken by the state's Law Reform Commission. Announcing the review, Attorney-General Robert Clark said one of the main aims of the process ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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WEALTH - The Passing of Wealth
Palm Springs LifeMarch 1, 2012

“Today you need a will, a trust, advanced medical directive, and power of attorney.” To stay ahead of Washington, Brandt Kuhn, a wealth strategist and financial advisor specializing in estate planning at Integrated Wealth Management, thinks that having ...more »

Federal Tax Law Shouldn't Be Neutral About Marriage And Children
Investor's Business DailyMarch 13, 2012

By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Posted 06:38 PM ET Contrary to foolish meanderings of politicians, social issues are not only an integral feature of our fiscal policies, but also specifically of our tax laws. The majority of Americans say they support traditional ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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AMR Corp. reports $234 million January loss
Tulsa WorldMarch 1, 2012

US Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane in Manhattan denied requests Wednesday from US Bank Trust NA and Wilmington Trust Co., saying the company currently had more than enough value to protect both banks' collateral, and that they could come back later if that ...more »

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