Estate Taxes 2012

Everyone wants to know about estate taxes 2012 and beyond.  Congress has increased the exemption from federal estate tax 2012 to $5 million – at least until the end of 2012, when the exemption is currently due to expire.  (The exact exemption Read More

Georgia Government Contracts Information and Opportunities

Statewide Contracts – Requirements Pipeline and Status Georgia Procurement Registry – Bid Notices for State and Local Government Contracts Georgia Procurement Manual There is a wealth of information available on-line to those interested in bidding on Georgia state and local Read More

Bid Protests in the United States Court of Federal Claims

The United States Court of Federal Claims has jurisdiction to hear bid protest cases under the Tucker Act, 28 U.S.C. Section 1491(b).  The Tucker Act, as amended by the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, Pub.L. No. 104-320 Section 12(a)-(b), waives Read More

Georgia’s New Child Abuse Reporting Law

Georgia has a new Child Abuse Reporting Statute and it takes effect July 1, 2012.  Every church needs to know what our new law includes and how it effects our ministries with children and youth. The new law is found Read More

Prenuptial Agreements

What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement, also known as a “prenup”, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, is a contract entered into by a couple before marriage. The agreement describes the couple’s intent for their property in the event Read More

Binding Arbitration in Child Custody and Visitation Disputes

Are you hopelessly locked in a dispute with your spouse or ex about details of visitation or parenting time?  Georgia law says that the parties can agree to binding arbitration on issues of child custody and matters relative to visitation, parenting Read More

South Carolina Estate Planning

Hindson & Melton LLC is a premier Charleston-area provider of estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate administration legal services.   We offer a full range of estate-planning instruments and services for individuals and families interested in preserving their own, or their parents’ assets. Read More

Standing to File Bid Protest in Court of Federal Claims

In the case of Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. v. United States, 664 F.3d 1380 (Jan. 4, 2012). the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Court of Federal Claims decision that the appellant was not an Read More

Long Term Care Insurance Tax Deductions

Many people consider purchasing long term care insurance to help preserve assets for the future and their estate.  Did you know that a portion of your annual long term care premiums are tax deductible for 2012? For 2012, the amount you may Read More

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