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Friscia v. Friscia, No. 2D13-412 When a Life Estate Interest in Florida Homestead Real Property Is Not Really a Life Estate Interest
updated:30-Sep-14

T.D. 9695, 79 F.R. 58256-58261 (29 September 2014) IRS Final Regs. on Filing Requirements for Some Pension Plan Administrators
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Asset Protection and Income Tax Planning for IRAs after Clark
updated:01-Aug-14

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updated:20-Jun-14

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updated:14-May-14

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23-Sep-14

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Grim Fairy Tales: Studies of Wicked Stepmothers, Poisoned Apples and the Elective Share
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Covering Your Digital Assets: Why the Stored Communications Act Stands in the Way of Digital Inheritance
Matt Borden - Ohio State Law Journal

Gain from the Value of a Good Valuation
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Frank Aragona Trust v. Commissioner: A Road Map to What Really Matters for Material Participation of Trusts
Dana M. Foley & William I. Sanderson - Probate & Property

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Clark Decision Complicates Planning for IRA Owners -- 6/12/2014

Quick Take: Recent Cases Allow Probate of Electronic Wills -- 2/14/2014

Special Report: Summaries from the 2014 Heckerling Institute -- 1/10/2014

Does Portability Create a Property Interest? -- 12/09/2013

Language for Granting Control of Digital Assets -- 08/18/2013

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Nursing Home Report Cards --Families for Better Care
Families for Better Care published its second annual state-by-state nursing home report card and found that Texas is America's worst nursing home state (again) while Rhode Island grabbed the top spot.

AICPA Comments on Material Participation Regulations
Letter from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) with comments in response to the Preamble to T.D. 9644 published on December 16, 2013. The Preamble stated that the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are currently studying the issue of material participation of trusts and estates in a trade or business for purposes of section 469 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC or “Code”).

Death Beds: Living Wills Slowly Take Root -- WNYC Radio
Story covers the use of advance directives and MOLSTs (New York's version of the POLST).

Dying in America -- Institute of Medicine
In Dying in America, a consensus report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a committee of experts finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system.

PRESENT LAW AND BACKGROUND RELATING TO TAX-FAVORED RETIREMENT SAVINGS - Joint Committee on Taxation
This document, prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation for a September 16, 2014 hearing, provides a summary of the present law tax rules applicable to tax-favored retirement savings arrangements, a discussion of economic issues, and data on tax-favored retirement savings.