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You can insulate your retirement plan from government policy changes through tax diversification

While government policies can adversely affect your retirement, there are steps you can take to minimize the impact that they can have on your life savings. People are usually concerned about tax rates, which can directly affect your strategy for saving, and the amount of funds in your 401(k)s, IRAs and other accounts that are accessible. One of the ways in which you can protect your retirement is... 

Gray Divorce: Divorcing During Your Golden Years

Divorce among seniors may not be talked about as much, but it is more common than you would imagine. Stepping into retirement, you may find time on your hands, but you may also discover that you and your partner have drifted apart. With the children long flown from the nest, you now have the independence to make this decision to live out the rest of your days as you desire. Here’s what you need to... 

Detroit Mental Health Issue Study

James G. Fausone Veteran Advocate Earlier this year, the RAND Research Corporation published their study on the state of affairs for military veterans in the Metro Detroit area. More specifically, the purpose was to identify and propose solutions to the issues that veterans with mental health issues face when seeking out healthcare. The most common barrier to treatment shared by veterans was the lack... 

When is Divorce Litigation The Best Option for Divorce?

Since divorce rates are on the rise in the United States, there are no standard procedures for every type of divorce. There is no one stop shop when it comes to divorce procedures. There are various types of divorce settlements. There are collaborative divorces, do it yourself divorces, but the main types of divorce procedures are mediation and litigation. Since divorces have been on the rise, not... 

Top Reasons You Need a Divorce Mediator

Divorce is an unfortunate consequence of an unyielding and unrewarding marriage. Divorce rates seem to be soaring in the country in recent times. You have to be cautious about any potential situation that this unfortunate situation may bestow upon you and your family. Divorces with children could be a lot more daunting, it could affect the kids in ways that could hamper their personality and emotional... 

What Happens When You Sell A Home During Divorce?

During a divorce, all your marital assets, including your family home, will need to be appropriately split up between you and your soon-to-be ex. So what happens if you decide to sell your home during the divorce? If you decide to sell During the divorce process, the property is divided equitably, but more than anything else, it is usually the family home that becomes a central focus for both sides.... 

SPEC Meeting for Parents of Children with Special Needs

PARENTS of CHILDREN with SPECIAL NEEDS S P E C   M E E T I N G Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00pm – 2:30pm Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia “Special Needs Trusts & Guardianship” Tom Begley, Esq. and Ethan Ordog ,Esq. of the Begley Law Group, PC Dedicated to the needs of people with disabilities and the elderly, Begley Law Group, PC, has served the Philadelphia... 

ABLE ACCOUNT, THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST AND POOLED TRUST: COMPARE

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Below is a chart comparing an ABLE Account with a Third-Party Special Needs Trust.     ABLE ACCOUNT THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST OR POOLED TRUST Onset of Disability Qualifying disability exists prior to age 26   No requirement Age of Beneficiary   No requirement No requirement Who May Establish   Beneficiary, parent, guardian,... 

After tenth drunk driving conviction, man gets jail

Ivy Eberhardt, 62, of Weatherford, Texas, was finally sentenced to life in prison in light of his tenth drunk driving conviction since the 1980s. His driving record is even more dismal: 10 DWI convictions and 12 DWI arrests. The sentencing judge resorted to putting Eberhardt in prison as it was the only way he could keep the public safe by keeping the man off the streets. Despite serving three prison... 

Former Texas Department of Agriculture worker files employment lawsuit claiming race discrimination

A former deputy chief financial officer for the Texas Department of Agriculture has filed a lawsuit against the agency, alleging that she was fired because of her race. Shelia Latting, who is black, claims that her employment was terminated a year ago, and that she was replaced by two white employees who were less qualified. The lawsuit, filed in state district court in Travis County, names Texas Agriculture... 
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