Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts. Legal news and articles for January 28 - 31, 2015

Law enforcement and clergy come together at forumLaw enforcement and clergy come together at forumPhilip Fincher joins Laird A. Lile, PAConn. Firms Warm Up to Idea of Opening Florida OfficesPrenuptial agreement wouldn't keep Gayle Benson from taking over Saints ...Detroit health plan to drop some retireesPublic trusts science but doesn't always agree with scientists, Pew study showsGuide To Purpose Trusts In BermudaRegulators accuse lawyer Sarah Laux of unethical, incompetent workEstate Can Sue Atty Over Handling Of Trusts: Texas CourtBoston lawyer develops iPad apps on the sideHouse panel backs bill to curb overreach by land trustsDelaware Statutory TrustsUses and Advantages of Delaware Statutory Trusts and Delaware Limited ...The Neighborhood That Policed Itself

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Texas Attorney General's office can act to get child support from
Houston ChronicleJanuary 1, 2015

The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law. Readers with legal problems, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult attorneys for advice on their particular ...more »

Ask an Expert: Tips for US Expats Using 529 College Savings Plans
Wall Street Journal (blog)January 5, 2015

The IRS does not have a restriction on who the account holder is changed to since the idea is that the account holder/owner will not benefit from the account; they act more like a trustee, which is not limited under the law. Here's an IRS link for ...more »

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Law enforcement and clergy come together at forum
Victoria AdvocateJanuary 31, 2015

Pastor Gregory Wyatt said the responsibility to improve the relationship with law enforcement lies on both sides. He told a group of mostly pastors, city officials and law enforcement officers Friday during an open forum that when his nephew visited ...more »

Law enforcement and clergy come together at forum
Victoria AdvocateJanuary 31, 2015

District Attorney Stephen Tyler said it comes down to whether the community trusts law enforcement. Wyatt clarified that even if the local statistics reflect that blacks aren't targeted over other ethnicities, it doesn't change the perception his ...more »

Philip Fincher joins Laird A. Lile, PA
Naples Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2015

Laird A. Lile, a wills, trusts and estates attorney in Naples, has selected Philip H. Fincher as the third Resident at Law at his Naples law firm, Laird A. Lile, P.A.. Fincher earned his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and an LL.M ...more »

Conn. Firms Warm Up to Idea of Opening Florida Offices
Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 30, 2015

Other Connecticut firms are planning to dip their toes into Florida legal waters in the near future. Among them is Day Pitney, whose management team envisions having trusts and estates and corporate and business law practices in the Sunshine State.more »

Prenuptial agreement wouldn't keep Gayle Benson from taking over Saints ...
NOLA.comJanuary 30, 2015

But the agreement doesn't prevent Tom Benson from giving his wife gifts, setting up trusts or willing her property after the agreement was signed, noted Susan Burkenstock, an estate law attorney at the New Orleans law firm of Elkins, PLC, who reviewed ...more »

Detroit health plan to drop some retirees
The Detroit NewsJanuary 30, 2015

Detroit's Human Resources Director Michael Hall echoed Wiley's position when he addressed some council members, retirees and active workers during a council subcommittee meeting this week. On March 1, 2014, the city dropped its ... Under the plan, the ...more »

Public trusts science but doesn't always agree with scientists, Pew study shows
Pittsburgh Post GazetteJanuary 29, 2015

Dan Kahan, a Yale Law School professor who studies how people's values affect their views on public issues, said his research has shown, perhaps surprisingly, that the more scientifically knowledgeable someone is, the more likely he is to be polarized ...more »

Guide To Purpose Trusts In Bermuda
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 29, 2015

A trust is a legal relationship and not a separate legal entity. The relationship is created by the person wishing to create the trust (settlor or grantor) and the trustees (the persons willing to undertake the office of trustee). As part of this ...more »

Regulators accuse lawyer Sarah Laux of unethical, incompetent work
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 29, 2015

As she prepares to defend herself against more than 30 criminal charges, Laux also faces a referee's hearing on extensive claims of unprofessional conduct, for which the Office of Lawyer Regulation says her license should be revoked. Laux, 35, made her ...more »

Estate Can Sue Atty Over Handling Of Trusts: Texas Court
Law360 (subscription)January 28, 2015

A three-judge panel for Texas' Sixth Appellate District reversed in part a trial court's ruling, finding the couple's daughter-in-law and estate administrator Wendolyn Messner could sue attorney Mark L. Boon for alleged malpractice that occurred before ...more »

Boston lawyer develops iPad apps on the side
Boston Business JournalJanuary 28, 2015

Lawyer-Apps also has released apps for Secured Transactions, Instruments-Deposits-Funds, and Sales & Leases, which are based on the Uniform Commercial Code. The app developer worked with the American Law Institute, which administers the Uniform ...more »

House panel backs bill to curb overreach by land trusts
Richmond.comJanuary 28, 2015

By a 16-2 vote, a measure that would curb perceived overreach by public and private land conservators sailed through the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources on Wednesday. The Virginia Conservation Easement Reform ...more »

Delaware Statutory Trusts
JD Supra (press release)January 28, 2015

Business trusts have been recognized by the Delaware common law since 1947, however, there was no express statutory recognition of the business trust in Delaware until the passage of the Delaware Statutory Trust Act (originally named the “Delaware ...more »

Uses and Advantages of Delaware Statutory Trusts and Delaware Limited ...
JD Supra (press release)January 28, 2015

C. Section 3801 et seq. (the “DST Act”) or a Delaware Limited Liability (a "DLLC") Company created pursuant to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, 6 Del. C. Section 18-101 et seq. (the “DLLC Act”). The use of either a DST or a DLLC offers many ...more »

The Neighborhood That Policed Itself
Daily BeastJanuary 28, 2015

“A police department that says, 'Actually what we're really concerned about is police legitimacy and whether the public trusts and cooperates with the police,' might [also] say, 'Well, we're not going to make those arrests. We are going to acknowledge ...more »

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