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  • Term life insurance or Whole life insurance, which one is best?

    One question that I continually hear from clients, friends, and family is what type of life insurance should I get?  First off, let’s acknowledge that I am not an insurance salesperson and I do not and have never sold insurance.  The following information is based upon my own experience with life insurance and the decisions I have made for myself and my family.   Term life insurance is a life insurance policy for a set amount of time (term), 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, etc....

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 06/28/2020
  • How should you list beneficiaries on your financial accounts?

    When I’m talking with my clients about how often to review their estate planning documents, I always recommend they review all financial accounts; how they are titled and who are the listed beneficiaries.  A good habit to get into is to do an annual review. I personally like to do mine at the beginning of each year, but it really does not matter at what point in the year you do it.    The most overlooked financial consideration can be keeping current with the named beneficiar...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 06/17/2020
  • What is the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment in California?

    Guidance provided by Melmed Law Group P.C - Sexual Harassment Lawyers in California What is the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment in California? Sexual Harassment in California involves inappropriate or unwanted verbal or physical behavior with a sexual intent.  California defines which motives are illegal but does not have a list of which actions are illegal. There is no clear line which constitutes an action as harassment.  In the workplace, there are two types ...

     

    Posted by Jonathan Melmed 04/28/2020
  • Top 10 Things to Consider Before Representing Yourself in Divorce Court

    Can you afford NOT to hire an attorney? 10. Consider Your Future The outcome of a divorce is a court order that does more than just end a marriage. The judgment and decree of divorce will also determine who owns your house, who owns your bank account, who gets your retirement when you turn 65, who gets your car, your personal property, and most importantly, who has custody of your kids, and how often you get to see them. Some of the court’s decisions will be permanent. Some things c...

     

    Posted by Jennifer Thompson 04/16/2020
  • Can you cancel a real estate contract once signed?

    Life is good and you believe you have found your forever home.  However, what happens if you signed a contract to purchase that home and you changed your mind?  Is there a way to cancel a real estate contract without being penalized?  Read more at: https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/can-you-cancel-a-real-estate-contract-once-signed/ ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 04/15/2020
  • Articles & Publications

    Articles & Publications Method and system for collecting, and globally communicating and evaluating, digital still and video images of sports and event spectators, including augmented reality images from entertainment and gathering venues US Patent & Trademark Office August 6, 2019 Method and system for monitoring, controlling and optimizing flow of products delivered to customers via containers that flow in a distribution network US Patent & Trademark Office September 25...

     

    Posted by Bill Hulsey Lawyer 04/06/2020
  • To Halve or to Hold? Joint vs Separate Trust Planning for Married Couples

    Revocable living trusts are the most popular estate planning tool for married couples in my law practice.  They can be extremely useful for incapacity planning, probate avoidance, asset protection, and privacy.  Depending on the married couple’s goals and circumstances, when it comes to revocable trusts an estate plan can include either a joint revocable trust or separate trusts for each spouse.  Both options offer advantages and disadvantages.  Below are a few client scen...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 03/20/2020
  • Regular Visits to Your Loved One in a Nursing Home Can Identify Problems Early On

    Family involvement is a crucial component of the personal and medical care of a loved one in a nursing facility. Regular visits to a loved one in a nursing home can ensure that you identify serious issues quickly, before they create catastrophic results. Some of the most common problems occurring in nursing homes in America today include: A Failure to Take Care Planning Seriously The nursing staff cannot develop your loved one’s care plan withou...

     

    Posted by Jonathan Rosenfeld 03/06/2020
  • 3 of the Most Common Types of Medical Errors and How to Avoid Them

    Everyone entering the hospital for treatment or surgical procedure hopes that they return home feeling better. Unfortunately, hospital visits do not always provide the best outcome for the patient. Errors caused by medical malpractice occur each day in America, that result in severe injury or wrongful death. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) lists respiratory disease as the third leading cause of death behind stroke and diabetes. However, ...

     

    Posted by Jonathan Rosenfeld 03/06/2020
  • Why the Emergence of Nursing Home Chains Poses Problems to Nursing Home Patients

    There has been a significant emergence of nursing home chains in America. However, being the largest facility in the nation does not necessarily equate to providing the best care. Many of these facilities have significant problems with health inspections conducted by state and federal regulators. Nursing home care ranks third in the healthcare industry behind inpatient hospitals and outpatient doctor care. As the American population continues to grow older, ...

     

    Posted by Jonathan Rosenfeld 03/06/2020
  • Missouri Trusts and Estates Lawyers Help to Safeguard Property

    Rolla law firm helps families understand their financial optionsThe attorneys of Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. in Rolla work closely with individual and family clients to craft and execute successful estate plans. Our personalized approach, honed over decades of representing clients throughout south-central Missouri, allows us to find effective answers to the most difficult financial challenges associated with the preservation and distribution of assets. Through trusts, wills,...

     

    Posted by Cary Hansen 03/03/2020
  • Rolla, MO Estate Planning Lawyers Help Secure Your Future

    Knowledgeable attorneys protect your wealth for retirement and transfer to your heirs“The days are long, but the years are short” is a saying that strikes a chord with many people. It also serves as a reminder that it is never too early to start estate planning so that your intentions and loved ones are protected. At Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. in Rolla, we know it’s sometimes difficult to discuss issues of what will happen when we pass. With skill and sensitivity, our...

     

    Posted by Cary Hansen 03/03/2020
  • Understanding and Protecting Intellectual Property E-Guide

    Understanding and Protecting Your Intellectual Property   Intellectual property is the product of your mental labor, consisting of four major forms: patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The rights in each are protected thorough unique processes and are enforceable in court, subject to certain restrictions as discussed in this e-Guidebook.   In general:   ·      Patents protect i...

     

    Posted by Steven Becker 02/21/2020
  • DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN CAR ACCIDENTS ON THE RISE IN CALIFORNIA

    https://caliaccidentattorney.com/deadly-hit-run-car-accidents-rise-california/...

     

    Posted by 02/17/2020
  • MOST DANGEROUS INDIANAPOLIS ROADS

    What you’ll learn reading this article: If you drive one of Indy’s most dangerous roads on a routine basis. Why 21% of all deadly crashes in the U.S. occur at intersections. How to avoid an accident that could change your life forever. How do you avoid an accident that could change your life forever? Every time we get behind the wheel, we are taking our lives in our hands. Traffic accidents usually happen without warning and the results can be tragic. By focusing on safe driving habi...

     

    Posted by Donald Poynter 01/16/2020
  • California Bad Faith Insurance Study

    " A Closer Look at Insurance Bad Faith in California Insurance bad faith can be a complicated subset of insurance law to understand – and with every state having different regulations and statutes on it, this confusion can quickly become compounded." https://www.dawsonandrosenthal.com/california-insurance-bad-faith/ ...

     

    Posted by Sander Dawson 01/16/2020
  • Little Rock Child Custody Lawyer

    Establishing favorable custody and visitation terms should be the prime focus of all divorcing parents with minor children. The decisions that are made during this process can have a long-term effect on everyone’s well-being. Located in Little Rock, Worsham Law Firm, P.A. is a family law firm that is committed to protecting the best interests of children in custody, visitation and relocation matters. We can help you pursue and create arrangements that fully address your concerns regarding phys...

     

    Posted by Richard E. Worsham 12/30/2019
  • Little Rock Divorce Attorney

    Ending a marriage and contemplating the effect it will have on your family can be very emotional. That’s why it’s essential to get sound legal advice to protect your rights and well-being. If you are facing divorce, you need a thorough, accurate assessment of your legal options and a qualified advocate to help you accomplish your goals. In these matters, Worsham Law Firm, P.A. has helped hundreds of people from our Little Rock community, throughout Arkansas and from dozens of other states an...

     

    Posted by Richard E. Worsham 12/30/2019
  • Seniors!!! What is the biggest disadvantage of moving your house into a trust?

      When completing your estate plan, transferring the ownership of your real estate to a trust gives you a lot of benefit when it comes to ease of transfer for your family.  However, there are a few disadvantages you should consider.   Illinois has the second highest property taxes in the nation.  If you are 65 or older there are two exemptions that you can apply for:  the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption and the Senior Ci...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 12/28/2019
  • Birth Injury Due to Medical Malpractice in Florida: What are Your Legal Options?

    Childbirth is the most anticipated time for expectant parents, especially the mother. She carries the child in her womb for nine months and goes through pain all this time so that one day she can give birth to her little angel. Will the baby look like her dad or her mom? What will their personality be like? What will we name them? These are the questions that are normally going through the parents minds. But, no one thinks about what’ll happen if their baby is injured during birth. Accidents ...

     

    Posted by David Shiner 11/12/2019