By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. This September, many parents have dropped their children off for the first time at college and are adjusting to a new type of parenting and advocacy.  For all parents, particularly parents of students with disabilities, the transition brings great pride, but also a significant amount of... 
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A recent story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlights an increasingly common strategy for dealing with unmanageable student loan debt: Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you have student loans, you may already be aware that those debts cannot be discharged under Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation except in very limited cases.... 
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Interacting with horses may ease certain Alzheimer’s symptoms, including mood problems, depression and anxiety, a recent study found. The Ohio State University study followed 16 people with Alzheimer’s disease.  Half of the group continued their usual activities at an adult day care center, while the... 
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Michigan Asset Protection Trust | iPug Asset protection planning is one of the most important aspects of any estate planning or retirement planning these days, especially for Michigan seniors in this economy.  A new tool in the estate planning tool box is the Irrevocable Pure Grantor Trust- otherwise known as the,... 
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Houston habitual drunk drivers can end up in jail if they have an extensive record for driving while intoxicated (DWI). It happened recently in the case of Bobby Martin, a 64-year-old Montgomery County resident, who was handed 10 years behind bars for his 10th drunk driving conviction. Texas jails are home to 32 other... 
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A good criminal defense attorney has an arsenal of defenses he or she may call upon to assist a client. One of those defenses may be renunciation. To be found not guilty as pled according to the defense of renunciation means a defendant is not considered to be guilty of an offense or is not likely to be labelled as... 
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Medication errors are one of the most common causes of medical malpractice, resulting in 1.3 million injuries per year, according to estimates from the FDA. A study of 50 pharmacies nationwide found a 1.7 percent error rate. With 4 billion prescriptions filled each year in the United States, that means there could... 
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Millennials face the least certainty about the future of Social Security by the time they reach retirement, making retirement planning essential for this group. Money put away earlier in life will grow much more than money put away later, thanks to compounding interest. Despite these compelling reasons to save for... 
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Aug. 7 acknowledged that it violated VA policy by having unqualified medical personnel perform diagnostic exams for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The erroneous exams resulted in some local veterans being denied TBI benefits. There... 
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Very few people want to sit down with an insurance agent, or anyone else for that matter, and talk about death. However, one of the greatest concerns people have is having enough money for final expenses. Funerals are far more expensive than many people realize, and many also do not understand that their total costs... 
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