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Advocates push to restore military benefits
Albany Democrat HeraldApril 1, 2017

Organizations representing members of the National Guard and Reserve are mobilizing to prod Congress into restoring benefits for active duty deployments that have been denied under a new legal authority quietly implemented several years ago by the ...more »

Trump's son-in-law, daughter hold on to scores of real estate investments
Press HeraldApril 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump's son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of real estate investments – part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets – while they serve in White House jobs, according to financial disclosures released ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning News and Stories

Asset Protection
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Why trusts still have an important role to play in asset protection and estate planning
Lexology (registration)April 13, 2017

One of the most common issues to consider when discussing estate planning strategies is whether or not the use of a trust (or trusts) is appropriate. Although trusts have been a factor of English law for hundreds of years, they do still have an ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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A Saudi woman's plea for help exposes risks runaways face
ABC NewsApril 16, 2017

Under Saudi Arabia's conservative interpretation of Islamic law, a male guardianship system bars women from traveling abroad, obtaining a passport, marrying or even leaving prison without the consent of a male relative. Most Muslim-majority countries ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Six Ways Kentucky is Aiming to End the Opioid Scourge in 2017
Hospitals & Health NetworksApril 18, 2017

As research from the Pew Charitable Trusts points out, there is an obscure Medicaid rule that prohibits using federal dollars for addiction treatment facilities with more than 16 beds. However ... Why not do away with this “arcane law,” Bevin asked ...more »

Anger at IRA and gun graffiti on Dungannon roundabout signs
Tyrone TimesApril 10, 2017

She said: “I have reported the criminal damage to both TransportNI and the PSNI. “Other political parties are very quick to call on removal of signage in Moygashel so I hope those same politicians are as quick to respond to this mural in Dungannon.”.more »

Living Trusts
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Probate, Wills, Executors: Your Estate Planning Questions Answered
ForbesApril 7, 2017

One is the cost of hiring an estate-planning attorney to draft it: $1,500 is not uncommon, but a trust could run $10,000 for a complicated estate (the fee includes drafting a will and possibly other estate-planning documents). So this could be more ...more »

Estate Administration
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Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else
Cape May County HeraldApril 4, 2017

If you have elderly parents who are no longer able to make decisions, in that state-of-mind, they may not be able to do their own Medicaid planning, manage their own finances or make appropriate health care decision. You may need to ... on Elder Law ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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DA cites 'compassion' for not prosecuting voter fraud case | News ...
Morganton News HeraldApril 26, 2017

District Attorney David Learner tried on Wednesday to justify not prosecuting a woman who admitted she pretended to be her dead mother so she could vote a ...more »

Years later, Petters' fraud case stirs new legal ripples | Minnesota ...
Minnesota Public Radio NewsApril 25, 2017

Nearly a decade after the collapse of a staggering $3.7 billion fraud scheme engineered by businessman Tom Petters, Minnesota lawmakers could rewrite rules ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Networking event: Opening a business in Rockland; people news in brief
The Journal News / Lohud.comApril 6, 2017

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano concentrates its practice on elder law planning, asset protection planning, wills, trusts & estates, Medicaid applications (home care and nursing home), guardianships, special needs planning, estate litigation, as well as real ...more »

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