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Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease starts with mild, sometimes unnoticeable symptoms that slowly have a more and more significant effect on a person’s ability to function. The rate of progression varies from a couple of years to twenty years or longer, but Alzheimer’s will eventually progress through the following stages, as described by Barry Reisberg, M.D. of the […]  Read More →

Brain Injury Symptoms: Speech and Language Problems

As I repeatedly tell clients, brain injuries often go undiagnosed following car wrecks or other accidents because doctors don’t usually know you well enough to make a pre-injury and post-injury comparison of your intelligence, emotional well-being, and general personality.  As a result, it’s often up to you or your family members to notice the symptoms of a brain injury and convey those to medical... 

Try To Get The Most Out Of Your Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is regarded as the more civil and peaceful way for couples to get themselves divorced. Divorce as a process can leave a sense of bitterness in the couples – divorce mediation on the other hand rectifies this problem by encouraging the couples to solve their issues themselves through dialogue. This means that a sense of cooperation and consultation is likely to begin between the... 

Tipping Points: When Occasional Help Becomes Full-Time Caregiving

The path to full-time caregiving is often gradual. It starts with occasional help and slowly becomes a full schedule of both day-to-day tasks and complex medical management. Often, a specific addition to the care plan or a significant event can make the situation unmanageable for a family caregiver. At this point, it may become necessary to hire a full-time caregiver. Sometimes, physical challenges... 

Three Important Things To Know About Estate Planning

Planning for your eventual demise is not the most pleasant thing, for sure. However, it’s something that you should think about right now, no matter what age you are. The truth is, without the right estate plan in Michigan, your heirs and your estate may be at risk. There are three key things that you should know about estate planning that will assure you and your heirs of security. But first… What,... 

Visitation Rights for Grandparents in California

When it comes to California family law cases on child custody, most of the talk is centered on the rights of the children and the parents. The court focuses on what’s best for the children. Yet, there is another aspect of law that has been developing recently, which is about the visitation rights of grandparents. The California Family Code addresses the rights of the parents of the child’s parents.... 

Parents file wrongful death lawsuit against school after daughter’s suicide

The parents of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago Public School District, claiming that the district failed to take action to address bullying. McKenzie Philpot, a sixth grader at Pierce School of International Studies, left behind messages on social media that revealed the extent of the bullying she endured. According to her parents, bullies... 

Texas woman sues nursing home for race discrimination in employment

A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming race discrimination. Shireika Whitmore filed suit against HSMTX/LibertyLLC, which does business as Liberty Healthcare Center, in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas, citing race discrimination. According to the complaint, Whitmore began working as a respiratory therapist at Liberty Healthcare’s nursing... 

Brain Injury Symptoms: Pain Disorders

As I repeatedly tell clients, brain injuries often go undiagnosed following car wrecks or other accidents because doctors don’t usually know you well enough to make a pre-injury and post-injury comparison of your intelligence, emotional well-being, and general personality.  As a result, it’s often up to you or your family members to notice the symptoms of a brain injury and convey those to medical... 

How You Can Help Your Divorce Attorney Get The Best Results

There are two things every client of a divorce lawyer has to understand. The first thing is that all lawyers are different to one another in their approach towards cases. One lawyer, for example, can be aggressive from the go ahead. The other one might not suggest the same level of aggressiveness.  Instead, they will probably proceed in calmer, more straight-forward manner. Once you understand the... 
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