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Estate Plans are not Like Buying Pasta

There are many things in life that people try to get cheaply. It's often understandable and wise. For example, the company that makes the...

A Company With Limited Liability Can Be Liable For A Small Business With Similar Name

Limited liability companies might be liable for poor investment counseling through a business with the exact same title.

Bequeather’s Tax Obligations On The Year Of Death In Their Quality As Deductible Bequest Liabilities

In its Judgment of the 04.07.2012, the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) determined that the final income taxes to be paid by the legatee, in...

Bequeather’s Tax Obligations On The Year Of Death In Their Quality As Deductible Bequest Liabilities

In its Judgment of the 04.07.2012, the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) determined that the final income taxes to be paid by the legatee, in...

Probate: Smooth Sailing in The Garden State ?

In the state of New Jersey the probate process has been streamlined to facilitate a smooth and efficient transfer of assets to the heirs of...

Facebook Pictures and Privacy Concerns with Facial Recognition Technology

Face Recognition Technology

Who Will Be In Charge if You Are in Bad Health?

If you have ever watched a parent, grandparent or other loved one struggle through health problems you know how difficult it can be. Is there...

The Mistake of Creating a Will on Your Death Bed

There are many mistakes that you can make in estate planning. Planning your estate is not a simple or easy thing to do.

Other Ways to Gift

One of the biggest problems for many people who try to lower their estate tax burden is that they do not have enough ways to give away their...

More Money for Attorneys

We have warned you many times about using online legal document providers for your estate planning needs and here's more information as to why.

Growth in Medicaid Spending Slows Significantly

Due in large part to a strengthening economy and reduced state payment rates to physicians and healthcare providers, Medicaid spending in 2012...

Co-Partners May Be Excluded From Limited Partnerships

By judgment of 21.06.2011 AZ: II ZR 262/09 the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided the exclusion of a co-partner from a limited...

The Way for Foreign Investments Entering Pawn Industry in China

  By Amaris Law
In August 2012, the Ministry of Commerce of PRC (COFCOM) has issued the Regulatory Requirements on the Pawn Industry (draft) for collecting...

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Belgium

A judgment may be enforced in the Country or State of its origin. Obtaining a judgment in Country A and having to enforce it in Country B, as...

Postmortem Planning Eases Strain on Loved Ones

When you leave behind a last will or a living trust, your wishes have been stated, but you also have to consider the matter of estate...

Long-Term Financial Planning for Military Veterans

When you serve in the military you have a unique opportunity to feather your nest for the future while you serve your country in the present.

Did Lawsuit Get Filed in The Right Place?

In the age of the internet, filing lawsuits has become more complicated. Consider the scenario where you order a product from a website and the...

Comprehensive Planning Includes Estate Administration

Estate administration is something to take into consideration when you are making preparations for the inevitable.

Estate Administration Requires Legal Guidance

You may not be aware of the fact that your estate must be probated after you pass away if you utilize a last will as your primary vehicle of...

Does Your Estate Plan Need Revisions?

There is a certain inertia that can set in when it comes to estate planning. Most responsible adults are aware of the fact that they should...

Corporate Debts Of A Limited Company’s Director

According to a recent judgment of the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, II Reference Number 243/11 of the 19.06.2012), the director of a...

The Corporate Successor Liability

As per § 25 l of the German Commercial Code (HGB), no corporate successor liabilities are imposed upon the buying successor if the latter is a...

Approval of M&A Transactions by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce - 2012 Annual Review

  By MMLC Group
This article reviews the activities of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the Anti-Monopoly Bureau, in reviewing applications for approval for...

“Quick and Painless Job Stimulus: Knock the Chill off Small Businesses”

Small Businesses are very important to our economy. Easing their burden will certainly help economic growth. Current Rules of DTCC that...

Through The Inheritance Reform, Inheritance Claims Will Expire By Limitations At The End Of The Year

Inheritance claims may expire at the end of the year, due to a law change in accordance with the inheritance reform. The inheritance reform from...

Faulty Organizing As A Result Of A Manager Of A Limited Liability Company

As per a recent ruling by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH, II ZR 243/11 from the 19.06.2012), it's the duty of a manager of a particular Ltd...

Business Planning to Reduce the Chances of Incurring Debt

When you start a business, it is crucial that you develop an effective business plan. Solid business planning is the foundation of success.

A New Ltd. Business Might Be Responsible For A Small Business With The Exact Same Name

Limited legal responsibility companies could be answerable for negative purchase advising by an individual business with the exact same identity.

Substandard Planning As A Result Of The Manager Of A Limited Liability Company

As is documented in a recent decision by the ruling of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH, II ZR 243/11 from the 19.06.2012), it's the burden of...

Physician Recruitment Agreements

In this article I discuss physician recruitment agreements and their package of documents. A recruitment agreement allows a hospital to loan...

Merging Medical Practices

In this article, the author discusses the merger of medical practices, from a legal perspective.

Business Mergers

In this article I discuss business mergers, from a legal perspective. Without further adieu:

Do You Have a Pour-Over Will in Place?

When you engage the expertise of a good Reno estate planning attorney you can be certain that all of your bases will be covered, This is...

The Family Vacation Home — How to Handle it in Your Estate Plan

Many families are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a family vacation home. Whether you have a cabin in the woods, a chalet near the slopes,...

Starting Your Business in Arizona

Starting a new business? Need some advice from someone who has been there? Giving advice regarding starting a new business is a little bit like...

Executor Duties — Obtaining Date of Death Values for Estate Assets

If you recently found out that you are the executor of the estate of a recently deceased loved one, or have been appointed by the court as the...

SSA Taking Steps to Save Taxpayers Money

Sometimes you can engage a paradigm shift that can provide economic efficiency in a rather simple but effective manner. This is something that...

Law Number 21 of 2011 on Financial Service Authority - Indonesia

  By Leks&Co
Financial Services Authority or commonly abbreviated as OJK, is an independent institution and free from the intervention of other party, which...

Nursing Home Expenses: How High Will They Go?

Unless you look into the subject on behalf of an aging relative there is no particular reason why you would have any understanding of the state...

Social Security Going Electronic

Due to the aging of the baby boomers, there are approximately 10,000 people applying for Social Security benefits every day. This volume of...

Love, Hate or Litigate Apple’s Ms ‘Siri’?

Another day, another litigation over patenting laws. Introducing ‘Siri:’ Apple’s computer voice search-and-speak technology inside newer...

Check Mailings Being Discontinued by SSA

In a move that is of interest to people who are retired or planning for retirement the Social Security Administration is implementing a...

SSA Enacts $1 Billion Cost-Cutting Measure

The Social Security Administration expects to save somewhere in the vicinity of $1 billion by discontinuing the practice of sending out paper...

10 Common Mistakes that Business Owners Make

The following is an outline of a lecture I have given to the Edson Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe,...

Buying or Selling a Business in Arizona

I. Buying a Business in Arizona - A. Business Brokers, Pros and cons - B. Due Diligence in the Purchase of an Arizona Business - C. The...

How to Form an LLC in Arizona

For many self-employed Arizonans, forming an LLC is the best choice for their business. Likewise for many sole proprietorships, partnerships,...

International Business Law: Starting or Buying an Arizona Business

With a few exceptions, Arizona does not impose a citizenship or even a residency requirement on non-citizens seeking to start or buy an existing...

St. Paul, Problems of Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with AngiesList.com

Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under...

Divorce: Know Thy Beneficiary

If you’re thinking about getting a divorce, are in the process of getting a divorce, or are already divorced, then you should keep reading. A...

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Medicare, Medicaid, or Healthcare Related Fraud

The senior population in this country continues to grow, presenting even more viable targets for Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare related...

A Ltd. Business May Be Responsible For A Small Business With Similar Name In Germany

Limited responsibility businesses might be responsible for poor investment advising by a business with the same title. The German Federal court...

Investment Treaty Law: Impact of Umbrella Clauses on State Liability - Pakistan

The rise of BIT regime worldwide represents a major shift in investor-state relations in developing and emerging economies. As an outcome, this...

QTIP Trust and Pre-Nup Can Cover All Bases

There are those who equate the concept of the premarital agreement with the undermining of true romance, but this impression is now beginning to...

Developing a Rapport With Your Estate Planning Attorney

People generally go to the same hair stylist over a number of years once they find one they like because the stylist gets to know what the...

Be Prepared to Revise Your Estate Plan

The matter of estate planning is unique in that it is something that you do that is not intended to benefit you personally. When you plan your...

Interesting Twist in Hemsley Estate Matter

Estate planning lawyers will always remind clients that they have choices when it comes to asset transfer. Simply using a last will is...

Time Waits for No One

Many baby boomers grew up listening to the Rolling Stones song "Time Waits for No One." Some of them are finding out just how true this is when...

New Definition of “Lucky Dog”

There is such a thing as living a charmed life, and a lot of people will tell you that their dogs are doing just that. Indeed, many Americans...

Estate Tax: Where it Stops Nobody Knows

Avoiding asset erosion is one of the primary goals of estate planning, and the most powerful source of this erosion that must be reckoned with...

A Revocable Living Trust May Be the Answer

There are multiple ways to transfer your assets to your loved ones after your passing. Many people assume that a last will is the best way to...

Is Permanent Estate Tax Repeal in Order?

Most people are not opposed to paying taxes that they feel are fair and properly used, but it is very difficult to accept levies that overstep...

Do-It-Yourself and Template Wills

There is a big DIY movement afoot in the United States these days, and for the most part this is a good thing. It can be a lot of fun to make...

Donor Advised Funds: Philanthropy for the Rest of Us

Not too long ago there was quite a buzz generated in financial circles by two of the highest profile and wealthiest businessmen in the world....

Take Advantage of Tax-Free Gifts

You have to love win-win situations, and that's what you get when you include tax-free gift giving in your inheritance plan. Essentially, when...

Estate Tax Relief Included in New Tax Measure

A brand new year is upon us, and as we brush ourselves off after the holiday reveling we are invariably ready to embrace the many changes that...

Major Rewrite of Hong Kong Companies Legislation

On 12 July 2012, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the much awaited new Companies Ordinance that substantially and comprehensively...

Understanding All the Estate Tax Buzz

There’s been a lot of hype about the estate tax recently that created a good deal of confusion. The estate tax is a tax that the IRS imposes on...

The Benefits of Planning Your Own Funeral

Planning a funeral for a loved one can be a heart-breaking process full of confusing, sometimes expensive choices. You can alleviate this burden...

Your Responsibilities as a Guardian

Have you been named as the guardian of a minor child or a mentally incapacitated adult? If so it is important to understand what your fiduciary...

How Do I Donate My Body to Science?

Did you know that you can donate your body to science? If you wish to do so, it is important that you set those desires out in advance in an...

America’s Wealthy Have Outdated Estate Plans

According to a recent study, a majority of American families who are wealthy enough to have a full-time accountant and legal representatives on...

The Decline in Estate Planning

According to recent surveys, only 35 percent of Americans have completed their estate planning and only 21 percent have created a trust....

Business Owners or Wealthy Benefit from Advance Estate Planning

Those in business or with significant wealth are concerned with protecting themselves and their assets in matters of tax, trust, and estate...

What Happens to Student Loan Debt after Death?

You’ve taken the time to plan out your estate, but what about student loan debts? According to a study conducted by SmartMoney, one out of three...

Essential Estate Planning Components for Female Entrepreneurs

As a woman, you have spent countless hours working to create a high net worth. Unfortunately, the last thing on your mind is planning for how...

Common Estate Planning Errors for All Americans

Common estate planning errors do not just apply to those who do their own estate plans. Even those who pay thousands of dollars to create an...

Transferring Your Business

You have worked years to establish your business and your livelihood. Upon your death you want to ensure that your business and the legacy...

General Power of Attorney Versus Health Care Power of Attorney

When you begin the estate planning process, you will be approached with the terms “General Power of Attorney” and “Health Care Power of...

Does My Family Need a Trust?

Just about every family out there can benefit from a Trust in some way. In fact, a Trust is not something designed specifically for the rich and...

Hurried to Cancel a Contract? You'll Pay! - Israel

This article is dealing with the Israeli contracts law. Many companies customarily establish a joint venture for importing and marketing certain...

Ruling Of The Liability Of Partnerships Under Civil Law (GbR) - Germany

The judgment from the German Federal Court of Justice (file number: II ZR 197/10) made clear that an associate can be held liable even if he has...

Commission For Trade Representative Contracts Can Be Regulated - Germany

Contradictory contractual commission regulations of trade agents can be found invalid. The higher regional court of Munich (Az. 23 U 4793/11)...

Liability Of Partnerships Under Civil Law Decided By Federal Court Of Justice - Germany

A judgment from the German Federal Court of Justice (file number: II ZR 197/10) made clear that an associate can still be held liable even after...

A Ltd. Company Can Be Liable For A Small Business With The Similar Name - Germany

According to a recent judgment of the German Federal court of justice (BGH - judgment from 05.07.12 - II ZR 116/11), a limited liability company...

Co-Partner Of A Limited Partnership Can Be Excluded - Germany

Along with the explanation to the co-partner, it requires the adoption of resolutions by the other partners to evoke the exclusion of a...

Faulty Organization By A Manager Of A Limited Liability Company - Germany

According to a recent judgment by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH, II ZR 243/11 from the 19.06.2012), it is the responsibility of the manager...

Debt Financing: Obtaining Foreign Currency Loans From Foreign Creditors - Ukraine

Until May 7, 1997, much to the ongoing dismay of the Western financial world, debt financing was not an option for most Ukrainian companies. The...

You Need a Lawyer When Coming into China

Now the world is becoming small, there are many people want to live in foreign countries, especially the developing countries, China, there are...

Home Equity Conversion Mortgages: An Overview

When you are engaged in the process of retirement planning, you are going to want to be apprised of all of your options. With this in mind we...

Estate Planning and the Types of Power of Attorney

There are many different types of power of attorney; in fact, there are so many that someone could be easily overwhelmed when trying to decipher...

Ways to Keep Your Estate Plan Simple

You can’t take it with you. This is one of the simple, inalienable truths about dying, and, like it or not, your relatives know this. So if you...

Trust Can Play a Role in Pet Planning

Some people want to provide for minors or adults who are incapable of making their own decisions when they are making preparations for the...

An Explanation of Unified Gift/Estate Tax

levy that is imposed on gifts that you give to others if they exceed a certain amount. Every year you can give as much as $13,000 to any number...

Who Will Care for Your Pet After Your Passing?

Because of the fact that pets live relatively short life spans as compared to humans, you may think that it is not necessary to consider the...

T-Shirt Estate Plans

Have you ever purchased a one size fits all T-shirt? I'm not sure why companies make these things. They don't actually fit anyone. They are...

Claim Your Inheritances

Most people do just about everything they can legally do to get as much money as they possibly can. This makes it amazing when someone appears...

A Post for Men

Forgive me, ladies, but this is a post for the men in the audience. You can read it, but it is not for you. This post is for men who spend any...

Someone is Wrong on the Internet

There is an old Internet meme that shows a picture of a man looking at a computer while a woman stands in a doorway behind him The picture is...

How Do You Provide for Pets When Planning Estate?

If you were to get yourself a dog or cat as a senior citizen you may be taking a very positive step. It is not uncommon for elders to experience...

SSA Requiring Benefit Recipients to Go Paperless

Many people within the elder law community are concerned about the future solvency of the Social Security program. Indeed, given the rapid aging...


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