Legal Articles
  • Estate Planning - Protecting Your Furred Friend
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Over views the care considerations for pets after their owner dies and possible alternatives to their owners estate planning and subsequent assurance the well being of their pets will remain important.
  • Estate Planning - Rules and Trustees
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Reviews problems associated with forming a trust such as deciding the powers which the trustee(s) have and do not have relative to the assets placed into a trust.
  • Estate Planning - What About Life Insurance?
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Over views whole life and term life insurance policies by comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each policy type as part of an estate plan consideration.
  • What is Fair Use?
  • by Sharon Housley
  • Determining protection can be complex. Fair use is often disputed, and it is difficult for legal scholars to understand, and even more difficult for publishers to decipher. When determining fair use there are a few questions that help determine whether a copyright violation has occurred.
  • Planning for the Intangibles
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Over views questions surrounding intangible digital assets as a relative consideration to ones estate planning needs.
  • Legality of Offshore Investments
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • An over view of offshore investments and the procedures one must consider and comply with to ensure these investments remain a legal estate planning tool.
  • Estate Planning - The Life Estate
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Looks at the history of property law and over views the life estate as an instrument of wealth transfer and how it helps to get the answer to the difficult questions associated with estate planning.
  • Estate Planning - Changing A Will
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Over views the legal complications that could result in changing a last will and testament without doing so by not using an express change statement.
  • Choosing an Estate Planning Attorney
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Over views the process of finding an estate planning attorney locally, considerations in their selection and measures to take to check the attorneys' qualifications.
  • Estate Planning - Protecting Your Spouse.
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Over views courses of action that can be considered in estate planning to advance the protection of a surviving spouse above and beyound joint tenancy laws.
  • by Kayla Boucher
  • California's laws for domestic violence have radically changed over the past 25 years. What was an ineffective system that ignored domestic violence is now a complex mechanism designed to protect victims. Critics of new laws argue the system has gone too far. Others contend it fiinally addresses a serious problem. Regardless of your view, an understanding of CA DV laws are important if you are seeking to obtain or thwart a Restraining Order.
  • The Revocability or Irrevocability of a Trust
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • Over views what constitutes a trust being revocable and/or becoming irrevocable. Reminds individuals that unforseen illness or disaster could create circumstances that require revocation of a trust.
  • The Living Trust - Is It For You?
  • by Ronald Hudkins
  • An over view of the living trust, the insterments intention and downside. Explores the elements of a trust and one's ability to control disputes after their death.
  • Child Support & the Long Arm of the Law
  • by Howard Iken
  • There are three things you can count on as a divorced parent: death, taxes, and child support. If you are the custodial parent of your children, support is in the form of buying clothes, food, medicine, and the ten thousand other items children need. If you are the non-custodial parent, child support is in the form of cash. And with the latest web of laws in each state, the payment of child support is something you can count on paying.
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