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A guide to enhancing your financial aid eligibility

Legal: Making sure your assets and those of your child are owned by the right person, at the right time, and withdrawn in the correct manner and proper sequence can increase your financial aid grant. Read more…

Accessing special education for preschool-aged children

Schooling: What you need to know about Early Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and special education for young children. Read more…

Ex-pat estate planning: Five things non-U.S. citizens with children should consider

Ask an Attorney: For parents who are non-U.S. citizens, there are unanticipated events that can disrupt an otherwise documented estate plan. Read more…

Estate tax liabilities when you’re a non-U.S. citizen

Ask an Attorney: Plus, your options when turning over a large sum of money saved in a Uniform Transfer to Minors Act account when your child turns 18 or 21. Read more…

Understanding a Supplemental Needs Trust: Protecting assets for a disabled individual

Ask an Attorney: What you can do to legally protect a disabled person through this special trust. Read more…

Understanding real estate titles and what happens when you die

Ask an Attorney: Legal expert Alison Arden Besunder explains how to make sense of assessing ownership to real property and how titles are transferred. Read more…

Divorce mediation series wrap-up: Final agreements and the cost of mediation

Divorce & Separation: Our fictional couple Bill and Angela have reached the end of their mediation. Read more…

Mutual parenting: Quality over quantity time after a divorce

Mental Health: Author Penelope Leach explains her theories about how to help children through their parents’ separation. Read more…

Support, information, and hope: Workshop helps women navigate every aspect of divorce

Loss & Grieving: Second Saturday divorce workshop addresses the main issues women struggle with during the divorce process. Read more…

Estate planning: Minors as beneficiaries to retirement and insurance accounts

Ask an Attorney: Estate planners often want their children or grandchildren to be beneficiaries of their assests, but when those beneficiaries are minors under a certain age, certain issues need to be considered. Read more…

Divorce and the distribution of equity: Sample mediation sessions

Divorce & Separation: This is part 4 in a series of stories detailing what divorcing with the help of a mediator and collaborative divorce lawyer looks like. Read more…

No last will? Know the risks

Ask an Attorney: People often think that if they die without a will, everything will just get taken care of. However, failure to act now can cause financial and emotional burdens for those we leave behind. Read more…

Holding schools accountable for bullying

Mental Health: Here’s what parents should know about schools’ accountability in cases of bullying and when parents can take legal action. Read more…
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