Legal

An Effective Tool to Save on Estate Taxes

With the limited free-time you have outside of work, drafting a sound estate plan is usually not the first thing on your list of chores.

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June 2, 2011

Australia Muslims Push for Rights

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the government’s new multiculturalism policy, argues that Muslims should enjoy “legal pluralism”.

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May 26, 2011

Taking the Wheel

This past week the issue was once again brought into the limelight as a female Saudi Arabian citizen took to the wheel and later posted the video on the popular social-networking site YouTube.

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May 26, 2011

Federal Government Reinstates the Estate Tax – What That Means to You

Recently, the Federal government has reinstated a law that will have a significant impact on how we manage our estate. Beginning in 2011, the Federal government brought back the federal estate tax, which imposes a 35% tax on any estate exceeding $5 million, or $10 million for married couples.

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May 26, 2011

Overlooking a Health Care Power of Attorney Can Be Costly

A very important estate planning tool that is not given the same attention as a Durable General Power of Attorney is the Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA).

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May 12, 2011

Why You Need a Durable General Power of Attorney

By Adil Daudi, Esq. What happens to your finances when you are mentally incompetent to handle them yourself?  Without proper planning, it is likely that the court will appoint someone, who does not necessarily have your best interests in mind, to make financial decisions for you.  In such situations, as unfortunate as it is, it […]

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May 5, 2011

A Doctors Guide to Protecting Their Assets

So what happens when a doctor is in the middle of a lawsuit where the potential judgment of the liability exceeds the doctor’s malpractice limits?

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April 28, 2011

Estate Planning: Important, Yet Ignored by Muslim Americans

Experts have estimated that approximately 70% of Americans live their every day life with no estate plan; and I am sure that number is higher amongst our own Muslim community.

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April 21, 2011

What Shari’ah Law Actually Means

The right wants to ban it in America, but do they even know what it is?

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April 14, 2011

Islamic Finance Faces Political Hurdles in US

From Australia to Britain and even France, which recently banned the face-veil, Western economies are adjusting their laws to encourage growth in the Islamic finance sector they hope will attract wealthy Gulf investors. But the US…

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October 21, 2010

Lawyers from 60 Countries to Sue Israel

“There are a number of lawyers from 60 countries who will take legal steps to sue the attackers of Mavi Marmara,”

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July 18, 2010

No Dominion: The Lonely, Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists Inside the Armed Forces

In his fight against British imperialism, Mahatma Gandhi described the life cycle of successful civil disobedience: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mikey Weinstein, the 55-year-old founder of the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), likes to quote it, knowing full well he’s crossed the line into a bloody-knuckle brawl.

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July 14, 2010

Fazal Khan, Health Law Expert

Dr. Fazal Khan joined the University of Georgia School of Law in the fall of 2006 as an assistant professor specializing in health law. Khan teaches Health Law & Policy, Bioethics, Public Health Law and International Products Liability.

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January 28, 2010

Paan—Red-Stained Scourge of the Middle East

Commonly known as “Paan”, which is a concoction of natural and chemical substances bundled into a Betel leaf, this chewing-tobacco like substance creates dark red tinged saliva, which the person chewing it usually spits out at any available target.

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December 10, 2009

Muslim Lawyers Issue Urgent Community Advisory

Muslim Lawyers Issue Urgent Community Advisory

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October 1, 2009

Still: Secret Bush-Era Prisons

Despite President Barack Obama’s declaration that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam, government practices suggest otherwise.

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August 6, 2009

Halal Pork?

What could consumers say when they found pork in a product guaranteed as halal by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) as happened recently?

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June 4, 2009

Hijab Debate Lifts Veil on Limits of Norway’s Tolerance

OSLO – Norway’s biggest headache right now is not the financial crisis. Rather, the predominantly Christian nation is plagued by a religious dilemma over the right of a Muslim woman to wear a hijab as part of her police uniform.

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March 26, 2009

Change Texas Referendum Law

A group of citizens called Tarrant County Initiative is spearheading a movement to change the law in favor of greater citizen democracy.

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February 12, 2009

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