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Friday Factoid – 8.31.12

August 31, 2012

It is estimated that George Foreman has earned over $200 million by lending his name to a grill, a sum…

Friday Factoid – 8.24.12

August 24, 2012

The cost of one product adulteration or counterfeiting incident averages between 2 and 15 percent of yearly revenues, depending on…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 8.14.12

August 14, 2012

I get questioned more and more about what same sex couples can do in terms of their estate planning.  I…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 8.6.12

August 6, 2012

This past week I worked with a client who has a rather large art collection, which for the most part,…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 7.30.12

July 30, 2012

This was a question I received this week from a professional advisor and thought it had wide applicability so here…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 7.23.12

July 23, 2012

Question:  Decedent passed away and no one has been able to locate the original Will nor a copy of the…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 7.16.12

July 16, 2012

Question:  Is it possible for adult children to be responsible for their parent’s debts? Answer:  For the most part, children…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 4.29.12

April 30, 2012

Question: This week I received a call from a client who asked about IRS Form 8283, which is a form…

Who Is (Isn’t) Present During Hearings in Family Court?

April 21, 2011

If you are facing a hearing in Family Court, you may wonder who will be in the courtroom during your…

Are You Ready for a Divorce? See What Dr. Phil Says

June 27, 2010

About 20% of people that contact a lawyer about a divorce are not “ready” to actually get a divorce, according…