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greenPulling a Fast One on Bankruptcy Proceedings

     By Malaise Law Firm
If you're facing financial struggles, don't cut corners around the law. Avoid bankruptcy fraud by getting help from a competent attorney. While bankruptcy filings nation-wide went down a total of 8 percent in 2011 from the year before, the total number of filings in the fiscal year of 2011 was 1,467,221. Obviously there is still a great need for financial remedies in the United States.

greenBilateral Taxation Avoidance Agreement Signed between Malta and Guernsey

     By CSB Advocates
A comprehensive double tax agreement between Guernsey and Malta was signed on the 12th March, 2012.

blueWaiting on an Inheritance that May Never Come

In years past, family wealth was traditionally passed down from one generation to the next without question. It was rare for a family patriarch or matriarch to disinherit the children without a very good reason. Even the proverbial “black sheep” of the family typically received something when the time came. Passing on the family fortune was done out of tradition, family loyalty and pragmatism.

bluePassing on a Family Business

If you own a family business, you have likely spent your lifetime growing and nurturing the business. You have undoubtedly given considerable thought to the future of your business, including what will happen to it upon your death. If you are like most family business owners, your initial thought is that you wish to pass the business on to your family. But is this really a wise choice?

blueExercising Your Options

     By Augulis Law Firm
You are not required to utilize the same vehicle of asset transfer to facilitate the distribution of assets to each of your heirs. This is something to keep in mind, especially if you have someone on your inheritance list who you feel as though may need some guidance.

blueEstate Planning and Tax Consequences

While the ability to decide who will receive your assets upon your death is certainly an important feature of estate planning, the ability to reduce, or even avoid, the tax consequences of transferring wealth and assets upon your death is an equally important facet of estate planning.

blueBattle of the Wills

Last Spring, New York heiress Huguette Clark died just shy of her 105th birthday leaving behind what has become a “made for tabloids” battle of the Wills.

blueZoloft Usage by Sex

     By McEwen Law Firm Ltd
Historically doctors had no idea that any risks were being posed to the unborn child when the mother took Zoloft while pregnant. Conversely, the manufacturer of Zoloft may have known of the increased risks to fetuses but chose not to disclose them. There are several reasons why they may have done this but most likely it was to protect their bottom line, make a quarterly earning call, or hope that the number of affected infants would be nominal.

greenFifth Amendment Rights Violated When DA Points to Silence as Evidence of Guilt

In early 2007, Richard Tom, while speeding and running a red light, broadsided Lorraine Wong’s vehicle. The impact tragically killed Wong’s eight year old daughter. After holding Tom at the scene for about ninety minutes, during which time he remained silent except to ask if he could walk home, Redwood City Police Officers transported him to the police station.

greenStatute of Limitations for Jones Act Claims

     By Arnold & Itkin LLP
When injuries occur, people want compensation, or so it usually goes. Everyone is entitled to a claim in the event that they are injured by the negligence of a third party.



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