Church Law & Tax Report

January/February 2009
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Lead Paint on Church Property Member access only

A risk management checklist.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Alabama
Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Enforcement of Charitable Trusts Member access only

Not all beneficiaries have the right to enforce the terms of a charitable trust.
Federal
Employment Practices

FLSA and the Ministerial Exception Member access only

A minister's claims to the minimum wage and overtime wage cannot be resolved by civil courts.
Arizona
Marriage and Divorce

Minister Sanctioned for Failure to Follow State Marriage Requirements Member access only

Familiarize yourself with state laws regarding marriage.
Virginia
Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Wills and Legal Formalities Member access only

When drafting a will, consult with an attorney to ensure the document's validity.