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Five Estate Planning Moves To Make After Divorce

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Divorce is rough enough, and post-divorce, the last thing you may want to deal with is more legal documents. However, it is critical to review your estate plan (or lack of one) when you have significant life events, such as the birth of a child, a death in the family,…

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Can Kids Travel Alone?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

If you're a minor flying internationally or taking a domestic flight alone or with an adult who is not your legal guardian, you're considered an "unaccompanied minor." And to travel on your own, there are certain documents you need to have with you, including a child travel consent form. Whether…

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Are You Mistakenly Classified as a Manager?

By Heather Kennedy-Bordeaux, Esq.

That promotion to manager you just received feels fantastic. You’re now on salary, so your pay will be consistent, and the extra hours you’re expected to work are worth it. Or are they? You might be surprised to learn that employers are increasingly mislabeling non-managerial employees as managers to avoid…

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Do Hospitals Have To Consult With Next of Kin?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Who can make health care decisions for you if you are in an accident or suddenly incapacitated? You might think the logical choice is for doctors to contact your family, but are hospitals required to notify and consult with immediate family members (next of kin) before they administer any treatments?…

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Can Teenagers Get in Trouble for Skipping School?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

Teens skipping school is a tale as old as time. In the words of the most famous high school student ever, Ferris Bueller, “How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?" Although staying home from school for a “mental health” day…

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Can You Dispute Junk Fees?

By Heather Kennedy-Bordeaux, Esq.

If you’ve ever booked a hotel stay, you may have seen what you thought were perfect rates only to get to the payment page and find that the cost is way higher than you were led to believe. It’s likely that the increase had nothing to do with user error.

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