Marriage and divorce statistics vary by ethnic culture. Your "culture" can also be your religion, workplace, family, neighborhood, or group of close friends. Not surprisingly, many cultural groups disapprove of divorce. Some may even blame both participants, no matter what the circumstances. If you are in a culture that frowns on divorce, and then you are involved in a divorce, it can be … [Read more...] about How Your Culture Affects Your Divorce
If you are the parent who usually takes your child to the doctor, you are probably the one who most often pays the co-pays and deductibles. Even if your divorce or paternity decree states that you are entitled to reimbursement from the other parent, you may find it difficult to actually get that reimbursement. Here are the most important things to remember to help you recover the money … [Read more...] about Getting Medical Reimbursement for Your Child’s Medical Expenses
Being denied access to your children can be very discouraging. The hope that things will soon get better (and the fear of making things worse) may keep you from taking any action at all. But if you are not keeping accurate records of the denials, then this important evidence can be lost. If you are being denied access to your children then it is very important that you keep accurate … [Read more...] about Denied Access to Your Child during Your Periods of Possession?
Have you ever considered what would happen to your social media accounts and digital assets if you were to die? There are steps you can take right now, AND you can make "digital asset planning" part of your Estate Plan. You can have language put in your will that ultimately leaves your digital assets to a certain beneficiary and/or specifies that your Executor will be able to access and … [Read more...] about What Happens to Social Media Accounts When Someone Dies?
If you own a business and haven't made proper arrangements, you are leaving your employees, customers, business associates, and family vulnerable. For instance, what if something happened to you? What if you were 1) disabled and unable to perform your duties; or 2) deceased? Whether you have a family business, a sole proprietorship with employees, have a partner, or are a one-person show, … [Read more...] about For Business Owners – The DANGER of Not Having a Power of Attorney & a Will!
Can your attorney withdraw from your case? It is permissible for an attorney to seek withdrawal from a case. If your case is in litigation, the judge in the case will need to approve the withdrawal of the attorney. This withdrawal may be approved by the judge as long as the case is not too close to trial (or other deadlines) and the case can proceed without that attorney. The judge may deny … [Read more...] about Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?
It's great to make plans and it's great to start projects, but what good do they do if you never finish them? It isn't uncommon for us to regularly hear comments like these around the law office; I came to see you about this legal problem 2 years ago and never did anything about it and now I am getting sued; I meant to send this creditor evidence that I had already paid this … [Read more...] about Success Is In the Follow Up!
So you are finally going to get your will done. This has probably been something that has been placed on your "to do" list and moved to the bottom time and time again. Once you have finally decided to proceed, you've called the estate planning lawyer and made the appointment. Now, what to bring to the appointment? Option One: nothing but a notepad. If you have never had a will before, … [Read more...] about What to Bring to a Will Consultation