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British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Against Polygamy

British Columbia justice rules against polygamy in Bountiful Mormon case

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November 23, 2011

Business Succession Planning: Common Mistakes Made By Business Owners

Despite having millions of small business operating in the United States, many of those small-business owners don’t have the faintest idea on how to formulate a proper business succession plan.

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November 10, 2011

Top Five Reasons to Review your Estate Plan

A very common question asked by many is, “I have an Estate Plan, but how often do I need to make changes to it, or review it?”

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October 27, 2011

Stark Law Terms Often Misunderstood by Physicians

With the government beginning to scrutinize a physician’s practice now more than ever, many physicians are starting to take a proactive role in understanding certain rules that have been implemented against them.

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October 13, 2011

Understanding the Basics of Business Structures

One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to creating a business is that many feel that an incorporation is automatically the best structure to use

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September 29, 2011

Right to Vote But No Driving

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, considered a reformer by the standards of his own ultraconservative kingdom, decreed on Sunday that women will for the first time have the right to vote and run in local elections due in 2015.

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September 29, 2011

529 Plans

529 plans

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September 15, 2011

Ladybird Deeds

Unlike a fee simple deed, a ladybird deed does not immediately convey the property.

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September 8, 2011

Understanding the Basics of Medicaid Planning

The following are three (3) basic questions that are often misunderstood when it comes to planning for Medicaid:

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August 25, 2011

Tips on Negotiating a Sound Physician Agreement

More and more physicians entering into their profession are ignoring some of basic concepts that come with their agreement.

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August 18, 2011

Special Amenities Trust: Preserve Governmental Benefits and Protect Your Inheritance

Special Amenities Trusts

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August 11, 2011

Revocable Living Trust – A Beneficial Product, But Is It Right for You?

My primary focus for the presentation was two-fold: (a) to provide a greater understanding for the community on the differences between a Revocable Living Trust and a Last Will and Testament; and (b) to inform the community on the importance of a Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney.

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July 28, 2011

Michigan Senate Attempts to Protect Michigan Elders

On June 15, 2011, the Michigan Senate publicly announced a fifteen-bill package concerning elder abuse. The purpose of the legislation is to help strengthen penalties against perpetrators of elder abuse while also preventing future exploitation, according to the Senate.

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July 21, 2011

Corporate Employment Structure: A Way for Doctors to Reduce Income Taxes and Save Thousands…

Whether you are a physician with a wealth of experience, or a new resident paying your dues, establishing and incorporating a structure to help lessen your income taxes is a concept widely accepted and beneficial to all.

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July 14, 2011

Jury Duty in the United States of America

This week I served on a jury for the first time.

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July 7, 2011

To Will or Not To Will…

Under the right circumstances, there is nothing wrong with drafting a Will as part of your Estate Plan, however, prior to taking any steps, it is important to be informed on what you are drafting and why.

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July 7, 2011

Girl Sues to Wear Hijab at Abercrombie

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Muslim woman alleged in a lawsuit filed this week that U.S. retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forbade her from wearing her head scarf while working at a northern California clothing store owned by the company.

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June 30, 2011

Drafting a Land Contract 101

As the banking industry continues to monitor with great strictness on who is a prime candidate for a mortgage, more and more people are turning towards an alternative method when it comes to purchasing real estate – a land contract.

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June 30, 2011

Battle over Circumcision Shaping Up in California

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — In November, San Franciscans will vote on a ballot measure that would outlaw circumcision on boys under the age of 18.

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June 2, 2011

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