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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Digital Planning: Communicate Relevant Information

Estate planning in the digital age is going to require communicating relevant information to your executor or personal representative. These...

Pet Planning: Provide for Your Pooch

You must think everything all the way through when you are interested in being totally and comprehensively prepared for the inevitable. With...

International Trademark Applications Based on Australian Registered Marks

Australia is a member of the Madrid Protocol – an Australian trade mark owner can apply to register its trade mark in other countries that are...

Australian Trademark Myths and Misconceptions

There are numerous myths and misconceptions about trade marks. Here are some that relate to Australia. Your Australian registered trademark...

Cancer Strikes When You Don't Expect It

I have an old friend that I only know through the Internet. I'm not sure how we met. It was a long time ago. It was probably through a mailing...

Motivational Estate Plans

Perhaps some of your family members are not as motivated to make something out of their lives as you are. It is frustrating when that family...

Estate Plan Considerations for Those Who Are Expecting

Pregnancy is one of those significant life events that cause us to make a great many changes in our lives. One thing to which being pregnant...

GATT Law: Indicative Prices and Their Use for Determining Customs Valuation - Pakistan

World’s economies are closely woven and interrelated with each other, individual states are thus required to be more efficient in application of...

Financial Discussions When Mom and Dad Get Old

It can be very difficult for adult children with aging parents to accept that the people who raised them are now coming to the age where they...

Why Should I Use a Living Will Registry?

A living Will registry is a good idea. It’s like an insurance plan that covers your wishes instead of your property. Although the subject matter...

Doing Business in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Legal Series

Introduction - The concerns of our clients are always paramount and it is for this reason we have embarked upon the “Doing Business in the...

Israel - In Which Cases is the Insurer Permitted to Refuse Providing Compensation for Damage to a Shipment?

This is an article regarding insurance law. Many times, the court will be presented with a subrogation in which an insurance company that has...

Advertising Discounts, Distribution Fees and Warranty Fees in Israel

This is an article regarding advertising discount and distribution fees. The Customs Authority has recently published a draft of a position...

The Name "Design Center" is Not Entitled to Protection as a Trademark - Israel

This is an article regarding the trademark law in Israel. The Central District Court rejected the lawsuit submitted by the home design center...

Israel - The Port Lost a Container? The Port will Recompense the Importer

This is an article regarding the responsibility of a port to the containers that are storage in it. The magistrate’s court of Haifa recently...

If a Shipment Arrives in Delay, does this Justify Withholding Payment? - Israel

This is an article regarding the reasons to cancel a delivery contract. The magistrate’s court of Haifa has recently decided to accept the...

Cargo was Stolen from a Warehouse? The Warehouse will be Required to Pay the Import Taxes - Israel

This article is dealing with the responsibility of a warehouse to the goods that are storage in it. Many importers enlist the services of the...

Principles of Registered Capital System in Non-Public Turkish Companies

The communiqué on principles of registered capital system in non-public companies has been declared by the Ministry of Customs and Trade...

Answering Unified Tax Questions

The estate tax and the gift tax are unified under the tax code. We would like to provide a basic explanation with regard to what exactly this...

Expanded Medicaid Might Impact Private Plans

There is no doubt that you have heard a great deal of information bandied about regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)...

Turkey: Collection of the Footballers’ Receivables

This article summarises the legal remedies available to both Turkish and foreign players for the collection of their receivables in Turkey.

Singapore Business Law - Letters of Intent and What They Achieve

Business owners generally assume that a Letter of Intent made precursory to a contract would be legally binding and entitle you to legal...

Singapore Business Law - Protect Your Assets With Keyman Insurance

Have you ever considered whether or not your business could continue without you or your key employees? “Keyman Insurance” is an insurance...

Singapore Business Law - Shareholders' Agreement : What's In It for Me?

Why do you need a Shareholders' Agreement? Reducing uncertainty, providing investors with evidence of stability in the business; minimizing the...

Singapore Business Law - Refinancing (Money Saving Tip)

The recent economic downturn have resulted in many of us tightening our belts. For most of us, this means having to forgo our annual overseas...


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