Steve Cohen has an interesting article, On Tort Reform, It’s Time To Declare Victory and Withdraw, detailing the failings of tort reform in the medical malpractice context.  In his article, Steve outlines some of the things we’ve learned since tort reform started passing in waves, including in Texas: 1)... 
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When working with my clients, we make sure that their revocable living trust is properly funded.  Having a revocable living trust without properly funding the trust is like having a suitcase with nothing in it. Clients always ask which assets should go into the revocable living trust.  One of the assets that there... 
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The growing life settlement industry offers to buy life insurance policies and continue to pay the premiums in full, in order to help clients cover the cost of long-term care. “Many people are overwhelmed by long-term care costs, which are not covered by typical health insurance plans,” said Michael Gilfix,... 
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To maintain a steady flow of potential customers, an insurance agent needs leads. Cold calling is dead. Word-of-mouth referrals are good. But insurance leads are the best. Chasing leads is one of the most anxiety-causing tasks any insurance agent has to deal with on a daily basis. Word-of-mouth referrals? Direct email... 
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They say the people who have more to lose need the best adviser. This is particularly true in the case of high net worth individuals going through divorce. There are a wide variety of steps that high net worth individuals should take to make sure they are able to make the most of their Orange County divorce case. Child... 
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Divorce mediation is one phenomenon that has seen a steady rise in the eyes of the masses, with a large number of people retorting to mediation as a solution to their problems. With the increasing number of people turning to mediation, there are also a few myths that have started to try and influence the minds of would-be... 
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Planning for Diminished Capacity Older investors are at risk for “diminished financial capacity,” or a decline in the ability to manage money and other assets in one’s own best interests. Such a decline is a problem in itself, and it also may make investors more vulnerable to fraudulent investments and other... 
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Older investors are at risk for “diminished financial capacity,” or a decline in the ability to manage money and other assets in one’s own best interests. Such a decline is a problem in itself, and it also may make investors more vulnerable to fraudulent investments and other forms of financial abuse. In... 
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Michigan state Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, has introduced bipartisan legislation that is designed to protect military veterans with service dogs from discrimination. Under the four-bill package, current statutes on service dogs for the blind, hearing impaired or physically disabled would be expanded to include... 
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Picking a divorce lawyer to fight your case is almost as important a decision as choosing to get a divorce itself. Any mistake in finding a good divorce lawyer is likely to cost you a considerable amount of discomfort at the very least and financial and relational issues at the worst. Having said that, finding a good... 
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