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Alternative Paralegal Career Options

Interested in alternative paralegal career options? A paralegal certificate combined with your personality traits and other skills can lead you to a …

Employment

Three Legal Websites All Paralegals Should Use

If you are working as a paralegal, one of the best ways to make sure that you are not relegated to the status of a "glorified file clerk" is to …

The Paralegal Mentor

Welcome to Strategies for<br>Paralegals Seeking Excellence<p><b>by Vicki Voisin, aka The Paralegal Mentor</b><p>Are you ready to take your career and your life to the …

Employment

Do your family a favor and plan your estate

It’s been 18 months since my mother died, and we are finally close to settling her estate.<p>It hasn’t been easy. My mother had refused to get a will and so, in addition to dealing with her death, my sister and I had to sort through the financial chaos she left behind.<p>I don’t think my mother, had she …

Retirement

Six Ideas for Distributing an Estate's Personal Property in a Fair Way

• July 28th, 2015<p>Unlike money, personal belongings usually cannot be divided equally after their owner passes away. For this reason, distributing …

One in three Americans who get an inheritance blow it

“Great wealth transfer” has joined “silver tsunami” in the lexicon of aging America. It refers to the wave of wealth, estimated to be in the …

Retirement

Elder Law: It’s that time of year again (and we’re not talking Halloween, but it’s just as scary)

Medicare Open Enrollment: The words send a shiver down one’s spine. A lot of our clients have thought that Medicare would cover all of their health …

A Legal Introduction to the Durable Power of Attorney

In broad overview, a power of attorney allows a designated person or entity to act on one's behalf. However, if one is unable to competently act, due to the onset of a mental disability, as might happen with a stroke or dementia, for example, the traditional agency based power of attorney is …

Retirement

9 steps to your estate plan

Estate planning doesn’t have to be done all at once. We break it down into steps.<p>Estate planning: A guide to protecting your legacy »<p>Step 1: Asset …

Ten Wild Will Requests

Put your estate plan on paper before it’s too late

Through the years, I’ve shared a lot of personal stories. I do so because I hope to spare others from making financial mistakes.<p>I want to tell you about something I’m going through that I hope will lead you to take action — today.<p>My mother was in a house fire and is in critical condition in a burn …

Elderly drivers are NOT the most dangerous on the road

How worried should you be about an elderly relative at the wheel?<p>Many Americans (40%) would rather talk to their elderly parents about funeral …

Driverless Cars