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Bankruptcy, Bad Credit Won't Disqualify Buyers Forever
Banker & TradesmanJanuary 22, 2017

Would-be homebuyers with bad credit histories can rehabilitate their credit score and qualify for a mortgage – with effort and the right professional help. “If you spend a single sleepless night worrying about your finances, then you should see a ...more »

California Attorney Billing Invoice Privilege Depends on Status of Litigation
The National Law ReviewJanuary 22, 2017

29, 2016), the California Supreme Court held that information in attorney invoices sent to clients is privileged if part of “active and ongoing litigation” but may not be privileged if related to matters “concluded long ago.” As part of an excessive ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Tuesday Law Log, 2-14-17
Asheboro Courier TribuneFebruary 13, 2017

4: The Asset Protection officer at Dunham's, Randolph Mall, East Dixie Drive, Asheboro, reported the theft of five Under Armor sweatshirts valued at $250. * Feb. 10: Brandon Michael Newman, Glovinia Street, Asheboro, reported the theft of A lime-green ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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FROM THE BENCH AND BAR: Helping Great-Aunt Sue, an 'unbefriended elder'
Cherokee Tribune Ledger NewsFebruary 5, 2017

The Georgia General Assembly recognized the conundrum facing Great-Aunt Sue, and in 2010, amended the medical consent and guardianship laws of the state to address her needs, in an effort to protect Sue and other “unbefriended elders.” (This term is ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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One Way to Save Money, Reduce Fraud and Employ People Faster
Government TechnologyFebruary 2, 2017

Results show that because of the pop-up a quarter of claimants were more likely to report their actual income, compared to little change in behavior when the pop-up simply displayed the law and penalties for breaking it. “This combination of nudge ...more »

Crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of fatal shooting at North Highlands house party?
Sacramento BeeJanuary 28, 2017

Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region. By Cathy Locke. clocke@sacbee.com. Q: What ended up happening with Ira Johnson and his case? Did he ever make it to trial? Kailani, Sacramento. A: Ira Johnson, 20, remains in Sacramento ...more »

Living Trusts
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Residents living between peninsula and North Charleston launching land trust to keep neighborhood affordable
Charleston Post CourierFebruary 5, 2017

Under the plan, the trust would purchase and own the land, then lease it to people who build homes on it. The buyer owns the house, but not the land. The city of Charleston also is forming a similar land trust and hopes to have it operating by this ...more »

Estate Administration
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The Levin Law Group Adds NEW Practice Area – Estate Administration
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2017

The attorneys of Levin Law Group fully understand the significance of Estate Administration for families suffering a loss. The process becomes more complex and also expensive should an individual pass away without a will or trust in place. Levin Law ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Todd Kohlhepp's mother asks to be removed from civil cases
WSPA.comFebruary 2, 2017

In court in January, Tague's lawyer asked for her to be removed from the case, since she no longer holds Kohlhepp's assets. The lawyers for the victims refused saying that they wanted to see if she had moved any money as Power of Attorney before ...more »

Ohio House leader rents luxury condo from top GOP donor
MyDaytonDailyNewsFebruary 1, 2017

The value and nature of gifts does not have to be disclosed under Ohio ethics law. Rosenberger said the gifts from Ragan have not been rent subsidies, but instead were personal items such a framed photo of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn Jr.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Charitable Trusts and Cy Pres Doctrine: Overview
The National Law ReviewJanuary 30, 2017

Charitable trusts are both valuable estate planning tools and excellent philanthropic devices. For instance, charitable trusts come with appealing tax incentives for donors creating charitable inter vivos trusts. While in most respects, charitable ...more »

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