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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Article on Estate Planning for Baha'i Clients

Martin ShenkmanMartin M. Shenkman (Attorney, New Jersey) recently published an article entitled, Estate Planning for Baha'i Clients on his website, LawEasy.com. The introduction to his article is provided below:

The Bahá’í Faith is a monotheistic religion founded during the mid-19th century in Persia.  It has grown into a major worldwide religion with more than five million, perhaps as many as 8 million, adherents in over 230 countries. There are estimated to be approximately 150,000 Bahá’ís in the United States, and the number of adherents continues to grow both in the United States and worldwide.

While the Bahá’í Faith has its historical roots in Shi’a Islam (as Christianity has its historical roots in Judaism, and Buddhism has its historical roots in Hinduism), it is an independent faith with its own distinct history, philosophy and holy writings. To understand how estate planning and drafting of wills and other documents should be tailored to reflect the needs of a Bahá’í client, some background will prove helpful.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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