Advance Directive For Health Care – What Is It And Why Do You Need One?

End of life decisions are very difficult choices, extremely personal, and unique to each individual.  Adults have the right to choose their treatment options (or to not pursue treatment options) so long as they are competent to make decisions.  For end of life care, adults have the right to pursue aggressive treatments, choose to only have care to make them comfortable, or even...
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Power Of Attorney – What Is It And Why Do You Need One?

Have you ever tried to contact a financial or medical company on behalf of a relative or close friend?  If so, you know how difficult it can be to tackle even the simplest activity to help someone else without the appropriate authorizations in place.  Now think of the struggle that your loved ones may go through to handle your affairs if an unexpected accident or medical event ...
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What Makes A Happy Relationship/Marriage?

This week marks my husband and my six-year anniversary (though if you ask him he will tell you that our marriage “feels like it has lasted forever)!  We met in law school about eleven years ago and the rest, as they say, is history. Every so often one of us gets asked what has made our relationship successful and happy.  Both of us believe that what makes our relationship st...
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Money Saving Tips For Working With A Lawyer

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much someone should expect to pay for legal services that are billed by the hour (rather than flat fee).  Of course, the answer varies widely depending on the legal issues, the parties involved, and each particular circumstance.  Depending on the type of legal work, it may be very difficult to estimate how much time and work wi...
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