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Should I try to make an agreement with my spouse before I file for divorce?

January 25, 2021 10:00 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Divorce is never easy. There are endless questions to be answered and every question seems to spur yet another one. One of the most common questions we get from couples divorcing is whether they should try  to make an agreement with their spouse before filing for divorce. The short answer is, maybe. A lot of how you interact with your spouse...




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Is it a good idea to have a lawyer who is friends with the prosecutor?

January 15, 2021 10:35 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

If there’s  one thing about law that’s important to understand, it’s that relationships are everything. Clients often come to us wondering if having a relationship with the prosecutor is a good idea or if there’s a conflict of interest. Read on to see what we think. First, it’s important to understand what a conflict of interest is in the legal...




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Don’t Let 2020 End Without An Estate Plan

December 8, 2020 10:08 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s that we should expect the unexpected. Sadly, no one thought we’d experience a pandemic that would kill over 200k Americans. And because no one expected it, thousands upon thousands have died without estate plans. Their families have been left grieving and stuck trying to navigate an extremely complicated system. Don’t let...




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Thoughts On The Election

November 6, 2020 1:40 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

As of right now, Friday, November 6, we’re 3 days post-election and have no clue who our president is. Welcome to America? Many predicted that calling the election would take time. Not many expected this much time. It seems, however, that Joe Biden will be our next president. Of course, we’ve seen how quickly things can change. The political pundits...






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New Laws Regarding Who Can Own Law Firms

September 14, 2020 1:28 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

It’s commonly thought that only lawyers can own law firms, and for decades that’s been true. But recent changes in Arizona and Utah have bucked the system, partly in response  to calls for criminal justice reforms. Arizona has earned the title as the first state to allow non-lawyers to own law firms and Utah followed shortly after with a range...




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Supreme Court Upholds DACA

July 20, 2020 9:07 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Active duty military. Nurses. IT wizards. Students. DACA recipients are all of these and more. They’re people who came to America illegally, but not on their own accord. Their parents wanted them to have a better life, a brighter future. While some in congress have been fighting against this resilient group, June 18 marked a victory for them and immigration...




5 Estate Planning Myths (You’ve Probably Heard #4)

April 8, 2020 11:11 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Estate planning is something that many people don’t think about until they’re facing a situation that calls for it. Perhaps it’s a scary medical diagnosis or you find yourself trying to sort out a loved one’s affairs after they’ve passed away and you’ve vowed to never leave a mess for your family. Whatever the reason, thinking about estate planning is...




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Estate Planning at Cohen & Winters

March 11, 2020 6:51 am Published by - 1 Comment

Is your family prepared for the unexpected? 1. Why Trust Cohen & Winters 2. What is estate planning? 3. Is estate planning for you? 4. Common Estate Planning Mistakes 5. What to Expect 6. Introductory Offer and Pricing What do Prince, Aretha Franklin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and James Gandolfini have in common? Aside being some of the most successful artists...




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Celebrity Estate Plans Gone Wrong

March 10, 2020 11:27 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Celebrities – people want to be like them. They’ve got money, clout, people know them. But, as the old saying goes, money doesn’t buy everything. You’d think that with all the money celebrities have they’d understand the importance of having an estate plan. Unfortunately, far from it. Many celebrities have passed away in the last decade without so much as...