Why Does it Matter Where I Die? Your State and Estate Taxes

Why Does it Matter Where I Die? Your State and Estate Taxes I just read an interesting article in Forbes that came out last week titled “Where Not To Die In 2015“. There, the author talks about the changing landscape of inheritance and estate taxes across all of the individual states. She quotes an estate
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Eligibility for Veterans Pensions – The Basics

Eligibility for Veterans Pensions – The Basics The Department of Veterans Administration provides supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors benefit programs. There are essentially three types of pensions: Basic, Housebound, and Aid and Attendance. The Veterans Pension provides for supplementary income for low-income wartime Veterans. The Housebound Pension provides for an increase to
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Consumer Reports: Beware of Self-Help Legal Websites for Wills and Other Legal Documents

Consumer Reports: Beware of Self-Help Legal Websites for Wills and Other Legal Documents The September 2012 issue of Consumer Reports reported that documents generated by certain self-help legal websites could lead to unintended consequences.  Consumer Reports used the self-help legal websites to create a will, a residential lease, a promissory note and a bill of
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NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know

NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know (by attorney Jason McGrath)   The following are facts, and I write this from the objective perspective as a 16 year attorney analyzing the law, not from a personal or subjective perspective. At the bottom of this page is a link to the text of
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Is it Legal to Breastfeed in a Courtroom?

Is it Legal to Breastfeed in a Courtroom? The public generally has the right to be present in a court of law, although there are recognized limitations to that right. So, if a citizen has the right to be in a courtroom, and the right to breastfeed “in public”, does she has the right to
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Abortion Law Partly Blocked by Federal Judge

Judge Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law By Debra Cassens Weiss, as published by the American Bar Association A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas law that required women seeking abortions to view sonograms of the fetus and listen to the heartbeat. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks granted a preliminary injunction on
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Small Businesses, Taxes Impacted by Healthcare Reform: Key Points

Small Businesses, Taxes Impacted by Healthcare Reform: Key Points. President Obama's healthcare legislation will increase taxes on small business owners and those at least moderately wealthy; reforms provide more options and require mandatory healthcare coverage. Read more »

Presidential Memorandum: Allow Hospital Patients Equal Rights, Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Religion, National Origin

Presidential Memorandum: Allow Hospital Patients Equal Rights, Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Religion, National Origin. Subject: "Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors and to Designate Surrogate Decision Makers for Medical Emergencies." Read more »