Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts. Legal news and articles for August 10 - 15, 2016

America's Golf Courses Are BurningWestchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Named Best Lawyers' Trusts and Estates 'Lawyer of the Year' in White ...Reward Offered in NYC Imam Slaying as Families Seek AnswersAt Empire of Austerity, a Fight Over Extravagant SpendingJames Contini column: Medicaid and Qualified Income TrustsFMGR law firm welcomes two new partnersNothing wrong with prenupsSchools candidate Chris Patricca running as "reasoned decision-maker"Hathaway Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney Juan HigueraTrusts keep wealth in the hands of the few. It's time to stop this tax abuseUpdate On Massachusetts Law Concerning Discretionary Trusts And DivorceGiants beat Marlins 1-0 to hold on to first placeRead the full DOJ report detailing bias in Baltimore police forceThe Hershey Trust Will Discuss a Major Board Overhaul This WeekUpdate on Massachusetts Law Concerning Discretionary Trusts and Divorce

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How to invest trust assets
Financial PlanningAugust 1, 2016

Historically, the objective of a credit shelter trust was to grow assets out of the surviving spouse's estate, so absent a mandatory income distribution requirement, the investment plan might have tilted toward growth assets. With recent tax law ...more »

Will Donald Trump alter art of the apology?
OCRegisterAugust 7, 2016

“Nobody trusts anyone anymore.” Let me be kind to Trump's style of apology. He's saying he believes what he said to be true. So, he won't back down. That's music to the ears of people who think the nation has gotten too politically correct where every ...more »

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America's Golf Courses Are Burning
BloombergAugust 15, 2016

While it took only 700 microseconds to get confirmation that the trade was on, the cancellation hadn't been acknowledged by the exchange within five seconds, triggering the Watcher's Stephen Hawking-like voice. That morning, the Watcher had already ...more »

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Named Best Lawyers' Trusts and Estates 'Lawyer of the Year' in White ...
PR Web (press release)August 15, 2016

Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, has been named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in White Plains. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd ...more »

Reward Offered in NYC Imam Slaying as Families Seek Answers
BloombergAugust 15, 2016

Theo's elder son, Theo Jr., has publicly attacked his widowed sister-in-law Babette Albrecht for her purchases of art and vintage cars, and withdrawals from one of the company's controlling trusts. He's using the dispute to try to wrest influence from ...more »

At Empire of Austerity, a Fight Over Extravagant Spending
BloombergAugust 15, 2016

Theo's elder son, Theo Jr., has publicly attacked his widowed sister-in-law Babette Albrecht for her purchases of art and vintage cars, and withdrawals from one of the company's controlling trusts. He's using the dispute to try to wrest influence from ...more »

James Contini column: Medicaid and Qualified Income Trusts
Times ReporterAugust 14, 2016

If you or a loved one are a Medicaid recipient with income in excess of $2,199 per month for 2016, you need to establish a Qualified Income Trust in order to allow you to maintain your Medicaid benefits. NOTE: This general summary of the law should not ...more »

FMGR law firm welcomes two new partners
The SouthernAugust 14, 2016

Povolish graduated from Washington University School of Law in 2005 and joined FMGR in 2007. Her practice is based in the areas of real estate, trusts and estates; estate planning advice, and probate and guardianship, according to FMGR. Mitchell is a ...more »

Nothing wrong with prenups
Albany Times UnionAugust 13, 2016

"The law says for a prenuptial agreement to be enforceable there needs to be a full and fair disclosure of all assets and liabilities, which means if one spouse has a Swiss bank account and it gets found out, it could invalidate the prenup," said ...more »

Schools candidate Chris Patricca running as "reasoned decision-maker"
The News-PressAugust 13, 2016

In line with her background as a lawyer and educator, Patricca has talked about solving controversial issues — like the Common Core standards, school financing, and new construction plans — in a pragmatic, collaborative and constructive way. “My law ...more »

Hathaway Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney Juan Higuera
NoozhawkAugust 12, 2016

... Hathaway Law Firm, established in 1961, maintains an AV Rating, the highest level of excellence, with Martindale-Hubbell. The firm practices corporate and business law; litigation; estate, trust, probate, tax and legacy planning; employment law ...more »

Trusts keep wealth in the hands of the few. It's time to stop this tax abuse
The GuardianAugust 12, 2016

This is because of a mistaken perception of privacy, which should only be due to individuals and not artificial arrangements created by law, which trusts are. This can be corrected: we need transparency and that means a full register of trusts and ...more »

Update On Massachusetts Law Concerning Discretionary Trusts And Divorce
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 11, 2016

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has reversed the appeals court decision which held that assets in a discretionary trust created by a third party are reachable as marital assets. In Curt F. Pfannenstiehl v. Diane L. Pfannenstiehl (2016 WL ...more »

Giants beat Marlins 1-0 to hold on to first place
The Mercury NewsAugust 10, 2016

Law coaxed a ground out from Yelich, and Santiago Casilla, the closer everyone wanted to replace prior to the trade deadline, recorded his 26th save to conclude a personally dominant road trip. The Giants bullpen, after a hiccup in the first game of ...more »

Read the full DOJ report detailing bias in Baltimore police force
PBS NewsHourAugust 10, 2016

Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said the 163-page report concluded there was a pattern of unconstitutional stops, searches and arrests of black people that have “deeply eroded the trust” between the police ...more »

The Hershey Trust Will Discuss a Major Board Overhaul This Week
FortuneAugust 10, 2016

The agreement dictates that the trust must try to recruit members with training and experience in financial investments, in addition to education and social care—a requirement that could influence its stance on any renewed bid by Mondelez ...more »

Update on Massachusetts Law Concerning Discretionary Trusts and Divorce
Lexology (registration)August 10, 2016

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has reversed the appeals court decision which held that assets in a discretionary trust created by a third party are reachable as marital assets. In Curt F. Pfannenstiehl v. Diane L. Pfannenstiehl (2016 WL ...more »

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