Ex-wife of Las Vegas millionaire awarded $420,000 lump sum in divorce

Nevada Supreme Court over ruled the previous alimony arrangement of Abigail R. Schwartz requiring her to wait seven years to collect alimony at the rate of $5000/month in favor of a lump sum payment of $420,000.

Read more about it on the Las Vegas Sun, Ex-wife of Las Vegas millionaire awarded $420,000 lump sum in divorce.

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13 Things You Can Do on LinkedIn

I believe the term used is a “professional”.

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Talk nineteen to the dozen

I’ve noticed an increase in the usage of LinkedIn by people I know.  Is there a term for a LinkedIn user?  Is there a term for a Facebook user?  I think “Facebooker” sounds okay.  Not sure about LinkedIn-er.

Anyway, Business Insider has a handy guide to thirteen things you can do on LinkedIn.

Now go impress each other with your profiles!

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You’re Fired!


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Humorous Interludes by Ron Yarosh

Aviva, an international investment firm accidentally sent a, “You’re fired!” email to 1,300 of its workers. They quickly corrected the error.


There once was a girl who was hired,

Shortly after she found herself fired,

It was a mistake,

What a fortunate break,

It’s a job that she really desired.

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More Money Recommended For MSU’s Rare Isotope Beam Project « CBS Detroit

More Money Recommended For MSU’s Rare Isotope Beam Project « CBS Detroit.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water has budgeted $30 million in the 2013 fiscal year for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beam.

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Why on earth do the younger generations  ” Not Give A Hood ” anymore?
By Chef Hans D. Susser

Lately there seems to be a clear indication that a large part of the “younger generations don’t give a hood anymore”. They are disillusioned, unmotivated, have no morals, work ethics, sense of urgency, etc, etc. Fact ? Surely to some extent. Yet I believe every previous generation has had the same conviction before the present one: “Everything was better in our time”. The world and everything in it has changed so much and so rapidly in the past 100 years. For the older generations it seems to be harder and harder to keep up with the increasing flow of information and technology. For the younger generations there seems to be a less and less apparent need to base their life on morals, pride, community, good behavior, decency and personal accountability.

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Family Law: Why Is It Important?


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When a couple with children divorces, the hardest issues to resolve generally involve custody decisions. Such matters fall under the auspices of family law, a practice area concerned with issues such as marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody, child support and other challenges that face families.

In some but not all states, matters pertaining solely to family law are heard in special courts called family courts. In other states, circuit courts may address family law in addition to other legal matters.

Family law can be very complicated and not all attorneys know how to represent you. Child custody is an important part of family law and you need to know your rights. Many lawyers that you will find who have a degree do not specialize in family law. You may talk to your family and friends to see if they know somebody who might work well for you. Remember the finding a lawyer can be a long process. If you need someone who is a professional and family law then make sure you interview several attorneys before choosing one for your family.

Many legal assistance providers require customers to go through much red tape when attempting to speak to a lawyer. Keeping in mind your personal needs in the field of law when choosing a potential lawyer will greatly inform your decision.

When faced with a legal issue many people would like to immediately discuss things with a lawyer. Legal issues can be of increasingly complexity. Also finding a lawyer who endeavors to speak about your legal issues in a simple and straight-forward manner can be of great benefit. Finding a family law attorney that makes the confusion of a legal issue not confusion is of great importance. Working with a legal service provider that has positive outcomes as their interest is very important. Some lawyers also work with you to help you avoid trail if possible. A concern for your personal needs and desires is of paramount importance when choosing a lawyer. Finding a lawyer who has a common sense approach to the law can be of great benefit.

In any modification of child support there must be a judge to approve and legally enforce the order. The custodial and non custodial parent cannot legalize any agreement when modification for child support is involved without any judge. In general, the court will not modify any existing order unless the parent proposing the modification without showing any changed circumstances. This means that there must always be a Detroit family law attorney in settling modification of child support. Modification maybe treated as temporary or permanent depending upon the changed circumstances to be submitted by the custodial parent. In settling disputes regarding child support modification either permanent or temporary there is always a need of a Detroit family law attorney to approve and enforce any agreement that will take place between the custodial and non custodial parent or to any parties involved in that agreement.

Here are some options to help you find the attorney who is right for you.

1. Check with Friends, Family – People you know can be an excellent resource to help you locate a family law attorney.

2. The Bar Association – A local or state bar association can be a wonderful resource as they will tell you which of their members specialize in Family Law. Get a hold of that list, contact the attorneys directly, and interview them.

3. Legal Aid Societies – Your state or county should have a legal aid society. Right smack dab in the yellow pages you will find scores of attorneys featured with all the of their contact information listed, including web sites.

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Before Hiring an Attorney for Your Family Law Case, Ask a Few Key Questions


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By Scott David Stewart

Choosing an attorney to represent you may be one of the most important decisions you\’ll ever make. The more selective you are in choosing the best family law attorney for you, the more confidence you\’ll have — in the representation and in the legal proceedings. Ultimately, you want favorable results for yourself and your children. Of course, you want to ask how much you\’ll be charged for lawyer services, how much for paralegal services, how and when you will be billed, and how much of a retainer fee is required. But don\’t make your decision based on fees alone. Here are a few questions you should also ask before you consider hiring a particular lawyer.

Key Question #1:  Has the lawyer been sanctioned for an ethics violation?

Attorneys are held to high ethical standards regarding how they practice law and the customer service they provide to clients. Each state\’s bar association regulates its members and, when necessary, disciplines attorneys with sanctions to punish for acts of professional misconduct. Arizona\’s attorneys must be members in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona in order to practice law within the state.

A grievance filed against an attorney can lead to reprimand, probation, suspension, restitution, and revocation of the attorney\’s license to practice law within the state. A relatively minor infraction may be the attorney\’s failure to pay bar member dues timely, leading to an automatic suspension and an easy remedy. When an attorney\’s conduct is egregious, as with a felony conviction, then automatic interim suspension followed by sanctions like disbarment may result. You need assurance that the character and competency of your attorney justifies your decision to hire.

Poor legal judgment causes problems for clients.

When hiring an attorney for your divorce, child custody, or parenting time matter, determine whether the lawyer has been disciplined, so ask:

— Was the attorney disciplined for mishandling a legal matter because of inexperience in the law?

— Did the attorney fail to adequately prepare the case?

— Did the attorney fail to get assistance from a more experienced attorney when they should have?

— Did the attorney fail to take reasonable steps to protect a client\’s interests both during and after the representation?

— Did the attorney fail to put forth reasonable efforts to expedite the litigation, delaying a case unnecessarily?

— Did the attorney mishandle client funds?

— Did the attorney neglect an entrusted legal matter?

— Was the attorney advanced a legal fee, but failed to refund the unearned portion?

The exercise of poor legal judgment by an attorney can result in significant problems for a client.

Key Question #2:  Is the lawyer\’s practice focused on family law?

The one constant in the law is change, sometimes in an obvious way and sometimes in a hundred subtle ways. The courts continue to interpret laws differently, and our legislatures continue to pass new laws and change existing ones. Rules of civil procedure, evidence, and local court rules vary from one judge to the next. When the attorney\’s legal practice is focused on family law, then that attorney is in sync with emerging trends in the field. Case management is very difficult to streamline when the attorney is not completely tuned in to the controlling laws. The experienced lawyer focused exclusively on family law, who has tried many divorce cases, has worked with complex asset divisions, has handled contested custody matters, and has been successful. That attorney will guide you through your case fluidly, efficiently, and knowledgeably. A focused practice is a focused lawyer.

Choose a family law practitioner.

You want to know whether the attorney you\’re looking to retain has a genuine focus on family law, and is not merely dabbling in divorces as circumstances allow. These are the types of questions you should ask before hiring:

— Do you practice family law exclusively?

— What percentage of your law practice is devoted to family law?

— What access do you have to specialists and experts within your firm and outside your firm?

— How many years have you been practicing family law?

— Have you been litigating divorce trials for five years or more?

— Have you handled complex asset and property divisions in divorce?

— Are you well-versed in child custody matters?

— Are you recognized by the public and by your peers for your abilities and experience as a practitioner of family law?

If after your questions are answered, it is apparent that the attorney is not sufficiently experienced in family law, or lacks a genuine focus in family law practice, then keep your options open and continue interviewing other potential attorneys.

Key Question #3:  Will this attorney be handling your case, beginning to end?

At some law firms, the attorney you meet in your initial consultation is not the attorney who will be representing you. Allowing your case to be assigned to whoever has a light schedule at the firm this week is not being very selective. You are not a commodity and neither are attorneys. Make sure to ask if the attorney you\’re interviewing will actually be the attorney handling your case. Will some other lawyer at the firm be assigned to your case after you\’ve paid your retainer fee?

The attorney you first meet may be the firm\’s presenter, skilled at promoting the law firm and bringing in new clients. But the firm\’s presenter may or may not be the lawyer who will be assigned to your case. If you\’re interviewing one attorney, but will be working with another, then the prudent course of action is to interview the family law attorney who will actually handle your case. At the interview, ask the question: ‘Will you be the attorney handling my case?’ If that answer is a negative, then ask ‘Who will be?’ and interview that lawyer before you make a hiring decision.

Meet your new lawyer, in the middle of your case.

When you work with your lawyer, you necessarily develop a rapport. You\’ve talked about your case face-to-face. You\’ve talked on the phone. You\’ve received written correspondence. You\’ve given detailed descriptions and provided supporting documents. You\’ve emailed a hundred times. In all of those exchanges, your lawyer has watched your mannerisms, noted your frustrations, and observed subtleties in your gestures, voice, and tone. Your lawyer gets to know you, and understands the full context of your words.

There is probably nothing more frustrating than working with a family law attorney, developing a solid relationship of trust with good communication, and then have your case reassigned to a different attorney at the law firm. When reassigned to a junior lawyer, you may reasonably question the importance of your case to the law firm. You may feel that your divorce or child custody matter is not valuable enough to merit keeping a more experienced attorney on the case. Such concerns can only undermine your trust in the lawyer and the firm.

Choose your attorney carefully and, before you hire, take a good look at the attorney\’s legal team.

You\’ve taken the time to interview the family law attorney in person. You think hiring that attorney is in your best interests and will carry you from the beginning of your case to a favorable resolution. One last thing, though. Before you decide to hire, take a look at the qualifications of the entire legal team at the law firm, from partners, to associates, to paralegals. A favorable outcome in your case may depend upon it.

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A former Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney\’s Office in Arizona, Scott David Stewart is a Phoenix divorce lawyer and founder of Law Offices of Scott David Stewart, a Maricopa County family law firm with practice areas in divorce, adoption, child support, child custody and visitation, and domestic violence.

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