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As a parent, you have always had the ability to make medical decisions for your child, but when your child turns 18 years old and is recognized as a legal adult, that ability disappears. Further, because of health care privacy laws (HIPAA), you also lose access to their medical records, even though you likely took your child to the doctor and were present for the appointments and procedures, picked up prescriptions for them and more.  More on documents for young adult children Here >
Late last year, we wrote about Shore v. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, et al., in which former Atrium Health employees filed a putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The employees alleged that the defendants wrongfully treated Atrium Health’s employee benefit plans as ERISA-exempt governmental plans and thus failed to comply with ERISA. The defendants filed motions to dismiss the ERISA claims for failure to state a claim and for lack of subject matter jurisdiction under Rules 12(b)(6) and 12(b)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Find Out More on ERISA Class Action Here >
The general conception by most people is that a Last Will and Testament must be signed by the Decedent in the presence of two witnesses. While this is undoubtedly the preferred method for a Last Will and Testament to be executed, it is not the only way that a Will may be deemed validly executed by a Decedent.
In fact, the statute which governs the valid execution of a Will provides a great deal of leeway to ensure that a Decedent’s Last Will and Testament is admitted to Probate. Aside from the preferred method discussed above, there are two other ways that a Decedent’s Last Will and Testament can be deemed validly executed. Find Out More on the Valid Execution fo a Will  Here >
Recently, several of the presidential candidates and other prominent Democrats have suggested a number of different tax policy proposals, including wealth taxes, mark-to-market taxation, a VAT, additional taxes, increased income tax rates, and increased gift and estate taxes. Read More on Democratic Tax Policy Proposals Here >
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