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Will relocation defeat a request for physical child custody?

If a parent has to relocate after a divorce, does he or she have a right to seek physical custody of a child? The answer is not as simple as yes or no. Although a relocating parent does have legal rights, the court’s primary concern in a child custody determination is whether the relocation will be in a child’s best interests.

The EB-5 Investor Program Can Be Risky Business

Protect Your Investment

For many people considering relocating to the United States, the EB-5 investor visa can seem like a promising opportunity. However, there are significant challenges and risks involved with this investment opportunity. In addition to the basic administrative challenges of filing for an EB-5 visa there is potential for fraud and risky business investments.

Three lessons you can learn from Prince's estate

The cause of Prince's death remains a mystery. The results of the autopsy are not scheduled to be released for another few weeks, but preliminary reports note that the musician was not the victim of foul play or suicide. As unfortunate as his early death is, it provides a number of estate planning lessons to fans throughout the country. Three of the more valuable take-away tips include:

Can careful estate planning protect your privacy?

One of the most interesting aspects about trusts is that they can provide additional instructions to the trustee. For example, a grantor may wish to pass along certain values, such as financial planning. His or her trust may further that goal by authorizing distributions to beneficiaries only for specified purposes, or perhaps limiting distributions to a monthly amount.