Lucky in Law?

Think you’ve got the “Luck o’ the Irish?” Well, maybe you have, but don’t leave your legal matters to chance. Whatever your legal needs, you are best served by an attorney with knowledge and experience in both your type of case and the court in which it will be heard. Out of town attorneys may be
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End-of-Life Decisions

An “advance directive” is a collective term for a legal document that enables individuals to make known their decisions about the kind of end-of-life care they wish to receive in the event they become incapacitated. The “living will” or “health care directive,” sets forth a person’s desires with respect to
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Yes, You’ve Created a Contract

In the simplest terms, a contract is an agreement which consists of an offer by one party and an acceptance by another. Your auto insurance policy is a contract – the insurance company offers to provide insurance coverage for a certain fee, and you agree to buy the insurance and
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Pay It Down

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is reserved for people who have enough disposable future income to pay some of their debts back. In the case of Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your ‘disposable income’ will be used to pay down your debts under the plan over the next three to five years.  No matter
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Love Your Lawyer

Let’s face it: we lawyers get a bad rap. People call us “sharks” and “shysters.” We are the butt of countless jokes. But who do you call when you have a problem? When you get a speeding ticket? When your parent passes away unexpectedly? When your child gets caught shoplifting?
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Details, Details, Details

Estate planning has evolved to a point where you can plan the distribution of your wealth assets and personal property in grave detail (please pardon the pun). We spend our whole lives amassing wealth and taking pride in collections that we have gathered. Your children, grandchildren, friends, or favorite charities
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Before You File

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, there are steps you can take to try to avoid bankruptcy. First, put together a budget that gives you a realistic chance of getting out from under debt. Second, consider whether moving, getting another job, or renegotiating your debt will put you in
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Mediate or Litigate

MEDIATE:     To effect an agreement or reconciliation LITIGATE:     To dispute or contest Mediation or Litigation? Both are common ways to resolve a family law dispute. Which way is right for you? That depends on your objectives, your circumstances, and the other party. If the two of you are committed to
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All in the Execution

While a person might be flattered that he or she has been appointed executor of someone’s estate, accepting the role necessitates some hard thinking. An estate executor is likely to find the job to be lengthy and exhausting. Generally, it is the estate executor’s job to protect a deceased person’s
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Explaining Your Will to Heirs

While most parents choose to divide their assets equally among their children, others choose to leave more to one child than another. This unequal distribution leaves many children baffled and even disgruntled enough to challenge the will. Sometimes the situation may be explained by the fact that an equal amount
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A Durable Solution

If you were to become incapacitated and unable to handle matters on your own, the legal document known as a “durable power of attorney” gives a person of your choosing the power to manage your affairs. Although it might be unsettling to anticipate such a fate, it is important to
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Bad Things Can Happen to Good People

Even though they might greatly benefit from a bankruptcy filing, many individuals don’t consider it, insisting they are “not the type of person” who files for bankruptcy. This self-assessment may raise the question in the minds of some as to whether there actually is a personality “type” associated with bankruptcy.
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