What are Indemnification Provisions?

Indemnification provisions are present in many types of contracts- service agreements, leases, insurance contracts, and employment agreements – to name just a few. To “indemnify” someone is to promise to pay the cost of future damage, loss, or injury and therefore to protect them from future monetary damage. Indemnity provisions…

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Supporting the Caregivers of Persons With Dementia

If you are a caregiver for a person who has dementia, you need all the support that you can get. Luckily, support is available.  Here are some resources, and some things that you may be able to do to make your daily life go a little more smoothly. Support Groups…

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Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?

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…

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What to Bring to a Will Consultation

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.…

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LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?

So, you have a legal problem… maybe.  But maybe you can handle it yourself. Or maybe it won’t get too serious… or maybe it will go away.How do you decide when to see an attorney?Of course, the decision varies from person to person and case to case. But here are…

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I no Longer Represent You….  

Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish.   For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed.  The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives.   A good example…

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How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children

Fighting for custody is a heartrending, exhausting, and sorrowful experience. No matter what the results, it is hard on everyone.  In fact, people become so completely emotional and exhausted that they are not on their best behavior. If there is a time to be on your best behavior, it is…

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Ten Things to Do to De-Escalate a Conflict

The battle lines are drawn and despite best intentions, neither party seems to be able to refrain from digging in stubbornly.    One thing leads to another and before you know it, communication has deteriorated or broken down altogether. Sound familiar?  If not, it should!  We ALL have been there…

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