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Interviewing a Prospective Client: Know What to Ask

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A prospective client is coming to you for an initial interview. Your mission is to get some basic information, so that you can figure out what legal issues are involved. Do you know what to ask and the best way to do it?

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Elder Law Estate Planning Family Law Legal Topics

Estate Planning in a Blended Family

Blended families are very common today—from the Kardashians to the Jolie-Pitts, Hollywood has myriad examples. In a blended family, there are children from a prior relationship and also perhaps children with the current spouse. This situation presents many blessings and challenges, including those for estate planning attorneys. Even if your clients’ assets are modest, planning for them in the context of the “blended family” requires careful analysis.

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Practice of Law

Conflict Avoidance: Do You Have a Conflicts Check System?

Your cases may be filled with conflict, but make sure that they don’t include conflicts of interest.  It’s most important to avoid conflicts of interest, but you also have to know what to do when they arise. And there’s a big stick involved with getting it wrong.