I remember the first time I looked at a set of documents for a 'Blue Chip' transaction. Perhaps I was having a bad day, but I had to read them through about three times to work out how they were supposed to operate. There were, I think, three separate c
Wills, Trusts & Asset Protection
Although there are still some people promoting trusts the enthusiasm has waned somewhat. The big legal topic these days is not whether you need a trust but whether the trust you set up a few years ago is worth the paper it is written on.
Jury trials are often in the news. Sometimes the complaints of jurors who feel they are inconvenienced and underpaid feature. Occasionally a trial where the decision of the jury seems unusual, such as the trial of the activists who allegedly damaged the
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The 10 largest verdicts in 2008 to individual plaintiffs totalled a record breaking $2.8 billion, including ...
Why Do You Need It?
To develop an effective asset protection strategy, you need to understand what can put you at ...
Moving from your home into long-term rest home or hospital care is a big change. If you need long-term residential care, you may be eligible for a Residential Care Subsidy that provides financial help towards your costs.
Most of us know why we need a valid, up-to-date will that spells out how we want our assets distributed when we die, guardianship instructions, our funeral arrangements, legacies and donations to charity.
We have all witnessed the growth in Trust usage over the last decade. The use of ...