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Family, Fun, and Feuding

With spring and summer vacations on the horizon, those with children in other homes and ex-spouses or partners are typically full of equal parts excitement and dread. Time to make memories with children is a blessing. Opportunities for conflict with an ex can be a disaster. First and foremost, closely review your child custody order….

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Texas Independence Doctrine

An obscure legal doctrine controls a legal bequest. Appellate judges love to cite to “legal doctrines,” which are concepts that have been created by other appellate judges to justify a decision not supported by any then-existing law. Think of it as judicial creative writing. The “doctrine of facts of independent significance” is a great example….

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The 15 Best and Worst States for Retirees

The new list by WalletHub, ranking the best and worst states for retirement living. WalletHub compared affordability (40% of the score – includes cost of living, general tax friendliness, taxes on pensions, annual cost of home care services and adult day care), health care (30% – includes on health care facilities, emotional health, life expectancy,…

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Trump Nukes Estate Plans – Dealing With The Uncertainty Of Changes In The World Of Seniors

Mention North Korea’s ballistic tests, the border wall with Mexico, or the Immigration Executive Order, and Estate Planners won’t even blink. Mention the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017, the fiduciary rule for financial advisers, and nursing home arbitration, and they will tear their clothes and go screaming into that good night. Not that it…