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Taking that important new year decision

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Early in a new year is the time when many people consider their life and how they are living it. Some even commit to making major changes to their circumstances or lifestyle. Such decisions can cover important elements of their current lifestyle, or how they wish it to be in the times ahead. Key considerations…
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What is a financial power of attorney?

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Should an individual become incapacitated, a financial power of attorney aims to designate an individual to pay that person’s bills and manage their financial affairs. This is also referred to as general power of attorney, or power of attorney for property. The document itself designates the person who is acting in that role. Our team…
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Estate planning documents to consider

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No one wants to think too much about their passing. However, it’s best to be prepared so that our loved ones will know explicitly what your wishes are. Consider the following components for your estate plan: Healthcare Proxy: This gives a specific person the power to make health decisions for you if you can’t. Durable…
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3 ways to pay alimony

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In most divorce settlement cases, the matter of alimony is crucial, especially for the financially dependent spouse who could be a stay-at-home dad or mum. The payment serves as compensation for their direct or indirect role in aiding their former spouse to acquire wealth. There are mainly three ways of paying alimony. The first one…
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Why should I consider mediation?

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This is a question we are often asked by clients involved in many different legal situations. These have included divorce, child custody, maintenance, contested wills – and a range of business matters. The simple answer is that mediation can help, in many cases, to avoid protracted and costly litigation. Our family and estate attorney services,…
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Different paths to adoption to know

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After making sure that you’re ready to welcome a new member to your family, it’s time to think about which path to adoption is right for you. One option is to adopt through the child welfare system. These are often children who were abused or neglected by their parents and thus placed under the custody…
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How family attorneys can help with adoption

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Adoption can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be if you are choosing a family attorney experienced in adoption law. A family attorney will guide you in selecting the right type of adoption for your circumstances, whether that’s an agency adoption, independent adoption, open or closed adoption. They can also file any…
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What you need to know about minor child guardianships

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Are you thinking of becoming a guardian to a minor child? If so, here is what you need to know. The court usually approves guardianships for minors You need to be at least 18 years of age and be a US resident to qualify for guardianship Guardianships protect the interests of the minor child. For…
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The versatility of family lawyers

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A family lawyer deals with the legal concerns that often occur in family-related issues and domestic relationships. Divorce, child custody, and support, alimony, division of property, are some of the more common situations where family layers can provide great value and expertise. A variety of other legal and quasi-legal matters and experiences can affect families…
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