A New Ally In the Fight Against Domestic Violence

A New Ally In the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Victims of family violence have just picked up a new ally in the fight against domestic violence, and it comes from a perhaps unlikely source – real estate agents. When property manager Stephanie Dunn saw the fist-sized hole in the wall and locks fitted on the...
How To Survive Holidays After Divorce

How To Survive Holidays After Divorce

If you are newly divorced, then holidays after divorce can be hard. Old traditions can no longer be kept, you might be experiencing loneliness, and it might be difficult to accept your new life. Things will get better, but in the meantime, here’s how to survive...
Stepchildren Fight Widow in Estate Battles

Stepchildren Fight Widow in Estate Battles

It’s a common scenario: the children from previous relationships and the deceased’s most recent spouse end up in costly estate battles. When there are sizeable fortunes to fight over, the acrimony is often worse. Estate Battles: Glen Campbell Since his...
How Marriage Affects Estate Planning

How Marriage Affects Estate Planning

When considering writing your will and getting your estate planning in order, you should also consider how marriage, divorce and re-marriage can affect your final wishes. A case in point is murdered Brazilian mining executive Cecilia Haddad, who may have still been...
Give It Back! Why Elder Financial Abuse Is A Crime

Give It Back! Why Elder Financial Abuse Is A Crime

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in loss or harm to an older person. The most common kind of elder abuse is financial abuse, where older people are unduly influenced, deceived or exploited out of their assets – and the most common kind of...