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Elder Law, Estate Planning

Long Term Care: The Steps to Qualify

It happens often to families today. They have to move a family member into a nursing home and it is never easy. You have to take someone out of their comfortable surroundings and move them into an area that they often do not want to go. Nursing home staff try to do the best they can to ease this transition,…

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

Rejecting the Solo Practice Straw-Man

Launching a career as a solo practice attorney is risky. And lawyers hate risk. For that reason, then, I guess it’s not much of a surprise that the ABA’s Law Practice Management magazine published this article: “Thinking of Going Solo? Think Carefully.” I am going to be gracious—the article is not helpful. I agree with the author that one should…

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Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

IRAs and Trusts

I recently read a blog that stated “Naming a trust as a beneficiary of your IRA isn’t a good idea.” It went on and stated that it can get complicated and be done improperly. They did give some considerations to think about: Do you have any good reasons for leaving IRA money to a trust Make sure the trust beneficiaries…

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Family Law

Pete Seeger and Family Law

After hearing about the passing of Pete Seeger, it took me about three seconds to know exactly how I might tie his life to a blog devoted to family law. In some ways family law is about redeeming bad decisions with better choices. It’s about hope. Ms. Allen may have made the wrong decision not to love the young man in…

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

Moving Past Law School Grades

Receiving my first-semester law school grades was one of the most gut-wrenchingly disappointing experiences of my life. I vividly remember the day (well, actually the horror was broken into two days because of one habitually late instructor). I remember confidently logging onto the student portal expecting to be welcomed into the top of the class. Instead, I had been rejected…

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Family Law

Conservatism Can’t Save Marriage

The Huffington Post’s “Divorce” section announced an interesting new study by Professor Jennifer Glass called “Red States, Blue States, and Divorce: Understanding the Impact of Conservative Protestantism on Regional Variation in Divorce Rates,” which will be published later this month in the American Journal of Sociology. Let me first say that I rarely agree with HuffPo bloggers on divorce issues, but I…

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

February 2014 MEE Subjects

When I took the bar in July of 2013, I mapped out the history of the 16 subjects tested on the MEE and made predictions based on the historical pattern of what 9 questions the NCBE would write for our Bar Exam. I was close—very, very close. The only tested MEE subject that I did not expect to see in…

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Family Law

"Redeeming" Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements tend to have a bad reputation, especially among Christians. To many, a “prenup” represents all the ugly aspects of our divorce-laden culture and reduces marriage to nothing more than a business transaction. And while I recognize that our culture is too flippant about divorce and far, far too concerned about money, Christians should not be so quick to…

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Estate Planning

Make sure your BFF is taken care of.

I’ve taken hiatus from my series on Estate Planning for Young Professionals, but I am getting back to it. 4.         Make sure your BFF is taken care of. When people think of estate planning they typically think of people. However, many young professionals have not yet started a family, but have a best friend forever. It is their pet….

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Family Law

"Divorce Corp." Movie

“I think death would be easier than divorce.” Divorce Corp. is a new film by Joseph Sorge, who used his own experience in family court to make a documentary detailing the excesses of the divorce “industry”—the family lawyers, family law judges, and family law counselors that depend on each other for their livelihood. I am sure the film overstates the…

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