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5th Annual Veterans’ Summit

The 5th Annual Veterans’ Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 10, at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI, 8 am – 2 pm. We are co-sponsoring the event with the Canton Community Foundation. This is a fantastic FREE event for veterans and their families! You can register online at www.cantonfoundation.org, and call Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 or email bmeade@cantonfoundation.org for more information. Legal... 

Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Billboard Accident Settles

At a time when people are losing confidence in our system’s ability to deliver justice, here is a case that proves our civil justice system can, and does, work. An undisclosed settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit of a 10-year-old boy killed by a falling 300 pound flight display board at the Birmingham, Alabama airport last year. The young boy and his family were traveling through... 

Back-To-School Tips for Students with Special Needs and their Families

By Sheryl R. Frishman, Esq. Littman Krooks, LLP The summer has flown by and now it is time to think about going back to school. While this can be an exciting time, it can also be an anxiety-provoking experience. This is especially true for students with special needs and their parents. Here are some suggestions to make the back to school transition easier: 1. Do You Have Your Child’s IEP or 504 Accommodation... 

To Ensure Wishes for Their Estates Are Met, Divorcees Must Consider Beneficiary Designations

Many people incorrectly contain their idea of estate planning entirely within the process of creating a will. They feel that as long as their will reflects their current wishes, they can rest assured that their rightful heirs will inherit their assets. But in fact, many investment accounts, including 401(k) accounts and individual retirement accounts (IRAs), have beneficiary provisions that supersede... 

A Lesson in Customer Service: Veterans are Not an “Oscar the Grouch”

The Department of Veterans Affairs continues its parade of poor decisions and bad ideas with their most recent slideshow shown to VA employees, which depicts veterans as Oscar the Grouch, the character from Sesame Street. Perhaps the VA needs to bring in Oscar the Grouch’s Sesame Street neighbor, Count von Count, to give themselves a lesson and count how many veterans have waited far too long to... 

Personal Injury Claims: What If My Medical Bills Exceed The Policy Limit

I received this question from a potential client the other day. Whether you have a car wreck, on-the-job injury, slip and fall, or any other personal injury claim, your claim will usually be paid by an insurance company.  Unless you have a claim against a large commercial business (think Walmart), then you’re only going to be able to recover from the defendant’s insurance policy.Unfortunately,... 

Top 5 Tips On How To Prepare For Divorce Mediation

Once you are determined that divorce is your only option in your situation, you should consider divorce mediation.  Divorce mediation is an amicable, cost-effective way to resolve your divorce without destroying the financial future of your family and avoids the stress and emotional turmoil of traditional divorce litigation.  Here are some important tips to effectively prepare for a successful mediation... 

What To Look For In Choosing A Family & Divorce Lawyer

You might find a number of ways of finding a divorce lawyer in California, but finding a competent lawyer whom you can trust with all legal matters, can be a little difficult. In order to find a family law and divorce attorney in Orange County that you feel comfortable with, you must know have some  understanding about the qualities of an experienced, competent divorce lawyer. Here is a quick look... 

Tax and Legal Issues Household Employers Should Address at the Time of Hire

By Tom Breedlove, HomePay by Breedlove Because of the complexities in hiring private duty care, it’s easy for families to misstep if they don’t have adequate help from the start. In fact, many of the more common household employment payroll and tax mistakes can be avoided by addressing a few key items at the time of hire. So if you’re about to hire in-home care, keep these three things in mind... 

Long-Term Care Insurance: Options Abound, As Do Complications

Long-term care insurance has become a critical topic as health care costs continue to rise.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the average annual cost of U.S. nursing home care to be $74,820. But in California, the Department of Health Care Services estimates that cost to be $91,250.  Recently, public debate about long-term care insurance has intensified, with news outlets... 
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