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Mediation: Satisfaction . . .

There’s a certain satisfaction in hashing things out and getting a conclusion to an unpleasant situation.  It leaves one with the feeling that they’ve faced a challenge and they have analyzed it and balanced it for the most suitable outcome.  Sometimes that requires just a bit of encouragement from a…

Last Will and Testament: a chance to do things in death that you felt impossible in life . . .

You know, there are a lot of things in life that we’d like to do for others around us – our kids and grandkids and our friends and our church and our school – but we just don’t for fear of not having enough. And then, we never get around…

Last Will and Testament: regular review . . .

You know, a person’s Last Will and Testament is such an important document that it might be a good thing to review it on a regular basis.  Things can change and often things change without us even realizing it.   Named people pass away,  people that you used to trust sometimes…

Last Will and Testament: just go on and get it done . . .

You know, its important to just get some things done and off your mind.   Your taxes, the Dentist appointment, your annual doctor’s visit, etc., etc.    But perhaps one thing that should be at least near the top of the list is your Will.   Its so easy to put on the…

Last Will and Testament: an important document . . .

Your Last Will and Testament is a very important document for you to include in your package of legal papers.  It may be true that if you die without a Will, it doesn’t mean that your property goes to the State, as some people sometimes think.  It is important, however,…

Mediation. Is That the Best Direction?

Life if full of ups and downs, and the downs can really take their toll on us.   Perhaps it is best to address those “downs”, if they involve legal disputes between you and someone else, in the simplest and least stressful and most calculated way. Perhaps they owe you money…

Durable Power of Attorney/Health Care Surrogate

Almost everyone knows that a Power of Attorney grants someone the authority to act for the one who grants it.  It can be general of specific.   That authority can be for a definite time or for a certain amount of time.  In the event the grantor loses his or her…

Should You Have a Living Will?

A Living Will (Directive to Physician as it is sometimes called) is an important document for anyone, young or old.  Its purpose is to express to the world that you wish to have all artificial life support removed from you if your medical/physical condition becomes such that it is apparent…

Top 10 Things to Know Before Signing That Lease

It is not always an easy thing to be a Tenant.  If you are becoming a tenant, you need to carefully study the terms of the lease and don’t be afraid to ask about any questions you may have.  If the Landlord is not willing to answer your questions and…