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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s (2014)

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s (2014) Guest: Candace Douglas, Director of Constituent Events, Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter [POWERPRESS]  Read More →

Could MADD plates work in Texas?

South Carolina’s MADD came up with a new way to drive home the message that drunk driving kills – a new special license plate remembering drunk driving victims.  In South Carolina alone, drunk driving claimed 358 victims in 2012. That year, more than 10,000 died across the nation. A $20 bill buys the plate, and ten dollars of the initial sale goes to support MADD’s work in the purchaser’s... 

What Are The Types of Property Divided In California Divorces?

Under California law, most property and debts of the marriage will generally be characterized as either community property or separate property. “Community Property”  is all real property (i.e. real estate) or personal property that you and your spouse acquired through labor or skill during the marriage (i.e. from date of marriage to date of separation).  Community Property means that each spouse... 

What Is The Purpose of Court-Mandated Mediation Before My “Request for Order” Hearing for Custody & Visitation?

The State of California mandates that all custody court proceedings filed in the state must first attend court-ordered mediation prior to the date of the scheduled hearing.  The purpose of such court-ordered mediation is, in reality, intended to reduce the congestion of cases in court by making an effort to assist parents in working out custody and visitation issues with the assistance of a neutral... 

Litigation Funding Helps Financially Burdened Plaintiffs Win Their Lawsuit

The most common personal injury claims are auto accidents. Whether the negligent driver was talking or texting on a cell phone, driving under the influence, speeding, or engaged in another distraction, s/he can be held accountable. When innocent victims suffer serious injuries, are unable to work, and facing a long litigation process, litigation funding provides a way for someone who would otherwise... 

Community Property and Debts Must Be Divided in A Final Divorce Judgment Order

Dividing community property and debts is one of the primary goals of a divorce settlement. California is a community property state, which means that most property and debts acquired during a marriage are considered to be community property by default. When divorcing, it is important to remember that community property and debts are still owned jointly by the couple until a settlement agreement is... 

Stepparent Adoption Means Terminating Another Parent’s Legal Rights

In situations where a stepparent acts as one of the child’s primary caregivers and the other biological parent is not involved in the child’s life, stepparent adoption may be in the best interests of the child. Adoption terminates one biological parent’s legal rights and allows the stepparent to take over those rights and responsibilities. When to Consider Stepparent Adoption Some... 

Four Ways Primary Family Caregivers Can Manage Stress

      Our latest guest blogger is Lou Giampa, is the President of Right at Home Westchester. Lou is a New York State Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) who volunteers in hospitals and nursing homes throughout Westchester County.  He also volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, Meals on Wheels, and the Aging in Place community.   [...]  Read More →

What To Know About Child Support In California

Although one party may have to pay child support to the other parent, it is important to understand that California law mandates that both parents have an equal obligation to support their child. Furthermore, California law provides guidelines to courts to determine the appropriate amount of child support, based on a formula that is incorporated into a complicated child support calculator software... 

Back to School — Be Safe In School Zones

For those of us in Austin, today is the first day of the new school  year.  As always, we need to mindful of school zones, especially the prohibition against cell phone use in school zones. This year, the Austin Police Department is helping remind us, and perhaps not the easy way.  I heard a report this morning that for the next two weeks or so every Austin Police Department motorcycle officer would... 
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