Collaborative Law – An Alternative to Litigation

What is Collaborative Law? Collaborative law is an alternative to the traditional legal model where the parties agree to resolve their dispute without resorting to litigation. That’s right, imagine entering into an agreement to resolve your legal matter in good faith while saving the time and cost of going to court. It sounds very simple, but the collaborative process is quite structured which...
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Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Steps to Prevention

No one wants to think about the aging process, let alone all the dangers associated with advanced age and living in today’s world. Education and planning are the two most important steps to preventing any type of issues in the future. Senior financial abuse scams are a multi-billion dollar industry. This type of abuse not only effects the senior individual, but also their families, their...
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How to Get The Most Out of Your Attorney

Choosing your attorney carefully is important. This choice should be based on several factors when interviewing, including: picking someone you like, who understands you and listens to you, who you can work well with, and someone knowledgeable about the particulars of your matter.  After signing the agreement, most clients hand the case off to the attorney and hope for the best. Today’s...
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Stepparents Supporting Stepchildren – Is There a Duty?

Combined families are the new norm. Maybe the notion is not new, but the once-called “traditional family” consisting of a married couple living with their own children is becoming obsolete. The traditional family certainly is the minority in the year 2016. With the changes to the family unit, the law also evolves as our laws are intended to protect and support. Most everyone is familiar with the...
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[video] The Power of Control in Wills and Trust Documents

One of the largest differences between a will and a trust is a trust must be funded in order to work. Funding the trust is the process of transferring your assets into the name of the trust so the trust becomes the owner. This is how all of your assets are pooled together for easy administration. Without funding, the trust cannot work effectively. Watch the video to learn...
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