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Your Heirs Want This Even More Than Your Money

From Yahoo! Finance By: Andrea Coombes The economic downturn, steep health-care costs and longer lives may mean less money being left to boomers by their parents—but boomers are unlikely to complain about that. Why? It turns out it’s not about the money. Instead, baby boomers say personal keepsakes, family stories and last wishes are a […]

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Same-Sex Adoptions Next Frontier for LGBT Advocates

From ABC News By: Susan Donaldson James Philip McAdoo and his partner, Sean Cavanaugh, were in the process of adopting their son, Zaden, while living in New York City before same-sex marriage was legalized there in 2011. But by the time the official papers were finalized last year, they had moved to Georgia where laws […]

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Don’t Make This Common Estate-Planning Error

From Yahoo Finance by Bill Bischoff With today’s relatively generous $5.25 million federal estate tax exemption, the whole topic of estate planning may have fallen completely off your radar. But there’s an important estate planning action you should probably take as soon as you finish reading this. If you haven’t yet turned in forms to […]

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Why Wait To Put Your Plans in Place? The importance of creating your estate plan now!

As most of us know, an estate plan allows us to provide for the passage of our property after death, affords immediate and future tax benefits and, most importantly, allows us to avoid probate – a legal process that is both time-consuming and expensive. Probate is required when an individual dies, with or without a […]

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Hurdles LGBT couples face in adopting children

Hurdles LGBT couples face in adopting children By PADMA NAGAPPAN, Special to The Daily Transcript Thursday, May 2, 2013 While the process of adopting children is long-drawn for most couples in California, LGBT couples deal with additional issues. When one of them is a biological parent and the other a step-parent, whether they are registered […]

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Adoptive Mom’s ‘Newborn’ Photo Shoot with 13-year-old Son Goes Viral

From Today.com The face is angelic, the lighting soft and the subject is napping peacefully – just the way a newborn photo shoot should look. It took 13 years, but Latrell Higgins finally has his baby photos. “Here’s my sweet not so little newborn! His name is Latrell and weighs 112 lbs.,” his mom Kelli […]

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Cole Hamels And His Family Continue To Grow With Adoption Of A Baby Girl

Phillies’ pitcher Cole Hamels has been a father of two for the last few years, but today (technically since December 24th) Cole Hamels is a father of three. Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi have adopted a baby girl, Reeve, from Ethiopia. Reeve, who was abandoned at birth, was found by Ethiopian police in a […]

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Lori Bolander quoted in San Diego Lawyer Magazine on Technology & the Law

In Defense of Technology: Embracing Social Media in Legal Cases For eons, formal research methods permitted attorneys to access certain information that could be analyzed and utilized to directly affect a client’s case or matter. Reliable yes, but savoir faire? Certainly not. So what is savoir faire? Social media. Social media sites have carved out […]

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Putin signs law banning American adoptions

President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday that bans Americans from adopting Russian children and imposes other measures in retaliation for new U.S. legislation meant to punish Russian human rights abusers. The law, which has ignited outrage among Russian liberals and children’s rights advocates, enters into force on Jan. 1 and is likely to […]

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Santa Clara County court-appointed estate manager quits case after questions about fees, judgment

Two years after a Los Gatos Jesuit center settled an explosive sex-abuse lawsuit, a Santa Clara County judge entrusted Russ Marshall to oversee the $2.5 million awarded to one of two mentally disabled dishwashers molested for decades by clergy. Such a delicate and high-profile assignment seemed a natural fit for Marshall, one of Silicon Valley’s […]

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