Why Lamar Odom’s hospitalization should serve as a wake up call to anyone going through a divorce: What you need to know about your health care and assets.

By Brandon Arkin, Family Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts and Advanced Planning Directives. Many people were shocked when the news broke that Lamar Odom was found unconscious from a drug overdose in a Nevada brothel on October 13, 2015. Finding out that Khloe Kardashian, his estranged wife, was the person who was legally allowed to make all healthcare decisions for Lamar, left many people asking How did this happen and most importantly could this be prevented?
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10 Proactive Steps To A Painless Divorce [INFOGRAPHIC]

Being proactive during your challenging divorce can minimize the emotional chaos in your life and family. By following these 10 proactive steps, you will achieve a more harmonious disengagement. The benefits are less stress, financially and emotionally, as well as the creation of a healthier emotional environment for you and your children.
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Mediation or Arbitration Clause in a Contract [INFOGRAPHIC]

Excerpts from Why is a Mediation or Arbitration Clause Being Proposed and Are These Clauses in a Contract Enforceable? by Z. Suzanne Arbide, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Business, Consumer Finance, Corporate, Contract and Landlord/Tenant Attorney.
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Why is a Mediation or Arbitration Clause Being Proposed and Are These Clauses in a Contract Enforceable?

By: Z. Suzanne Arbide, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Business, Consumer Finance, Corporate, Contract and Landlord/Tenant Attorney. Despite your best efforts to stay out of the courtroom, you are likely to confront some disputes. Accordingly, a well-tailored mediation/arbitration clause in a contract may be helpful to your business and serve as a safety net.
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Top 10 Things to Know About Filing for a Divorce in Florida

By Family Law Attorneys Mitchell Haymes and Nexcy De La Rosa-Monroe. Did you know that Florida is a No Fault divorce state? Divorce in Florida is referred to as a dissolution of marriage or to dissolve a marriage. People who want to dissolve their marriage do not have to give a reason for the divorce. They can simply state that they do not want to be married and that the marriage is "irretrievably broken," meaning that there is nothing that can be done to repair the marriage.
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