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  • Aleksander Grebieniow published an Article entitled, On the Boundaries of the Property Law – Trust in a Civil Law System, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: A benefactor establishes an…
  • Aleksander Grebieniow published an Article entitled, On the Boundaries of the Property Law – Trust in a Civil Law System, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: A benefactor establishes an…
  • Sylvia Brown published a book entitled, Grappling with Legacy: Rhode Island's Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse (2017). Provided below is a summary of the book: "This is a fascinating and intellectually honest work about a…
  • California parents who have children with special needs face unique challenges in trying to raise their kids. In some cases, the parent of a special needs child must face the prospect of a son or daughter who needs care for the rest of his or her…
  • Sylvia Brown, in her recent book, Grappling with Legacy, closely examines the relationship between money and meaning. Brown is an 11th-generation heir descending from the famous Rhode Island family after which Brown University is named. Brown uses…
  • Aleksander Grebieniow published an Article entitled, On the Boundaries of the Property Law – Trust in a Civil Law System, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The trust ia a perfect...
  • Roth IRAs are still a relevant retirement savings tool.
  • If you are paying or receiving child support, do you ever wonder what would happen to that obligation if you passed away? If you are the one paying, would your estate have to keep paying? A recent case in the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has…
  • Under Florida Statute 468.8311, home inspection services are defined as "a limited visual examination of the following readily accessible installed systems and components of a home" performed by a licensed home inspector. Those items include: The…
  • There may be items in your home that have great sentimental value to you. However, they may become an annoyance to your children. While many items in your house are precious to you, it is possible that inheriting such things becomes a burden for the…
  • King Law has partnered with the McDowell County Chamber of Commerce to present a free workshop, Negotiate with Confidence. This workshop will be lead by King Law Associate Attorney, Elizabeth Thueme and focuses on women in business. Elizabeth Thueme…
  • There may be items in your home that have great sentimental value to you. However, they may become an annoyance to your children. While many items in your house are precious to you, it is possible that inheriting such things becomes a burden for the…
  • Creating a trust can be a much more important estate planning step than creating a last will and testament. While many people assume that a will should be the centerpiece of their estate plan and should control what their legacy will be, the reality…
  • If you are in the process of buying a home or piece of property, one thing I advise my clients to do as soon as the ink on the contract is dry is to set up an inspection of the property performed by a certified home inspector. A lot of individuals…
  • After A.S. entered a nursing home, her son T.S. applied for Medicaid benefits on her behalf, listing A.S.'s sister's address on the application. In June 2013, because the necessary financial information was not provided, Medicaid notified T.S. that…
  • Today on Hull and Estates, Stuart Clark and Umair Abdul Qadir discuss the recent decision in Cohen v Cohen, 2018 ONSC 1613, in which the Honourable Justice Maranger discussed the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's jurisdiction to consolidate…
  • Elder law attorneys provide you with assistance creating a retirement plan. Making a plan for your retirement is vitally important because most workers today do not have a company defined benefit plan to provide guaranteed income from an employer…
  • The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was reminded by a taxpayer recipient of the Old Age Security pension (OAS) about a perceived lack of fairness when required to include the dividends received at a grossed-up amount when calculating net income rather…
  • Receiving an unintentionally thought-provoking and somewhat oddly titled book recently led to some internet research on the topic of the book. The old book is entitled, " The Law of Cadavers" second edition 1950 by Percival E. Jackson and published…
  • NY Slip Op 02473 Decision This hearing was made pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law Article 81. The purpose was to appoint guardians to a person and property for Mr. & Mrs. D, who appealed a previous decision whereby the Petitioners had successfully…