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Enhanced knowledge in contested probate matters can prove helpful

April 17, 2015

By Sally D. Babbitt Like many mediators, I have been through the requisite training to be a court approved mediator in both general civil and domestic relations mediation. And theoretically, I can mediate any type of case. However, as a litigator, I feel ...

ESTATE STRATEGIES: Asset planning protection is crucial to estate planning

April 17, 2015

By Mark Kellogg Frequently when meeting with clients and assisting them with the development of an estate plan, the estate planning attorney is invariably confronted with questions and issues regarding asset protection. This seems to be a more common occurrence ...

TAKING STOCK: Health stocks for investment club

April 17, 2015

Dear Mr. Berko: In late 2010, three of us did some research and recommended our investment club buy 200 shares of Medivation at $19. We did, and in September 2012, it went to $100 a share and split 2-for-1. Now we own 400 shares, and the stock is way ...

THE EXPERT WITNESS: Primary Economics: A Hero(ine)'s Journey (part three)

April 17, 2015

By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, Senior Editor Julie G. Sase, Copyeditor “In war, truth is the first casualty.”  – Aeschylus, Greek tragedian (525 BC – 456 BC) Our Story Thus Far During the past two months, we have considered ...

THE EXPERT WITNESS: Changes to the DSM - good or bad?

April 17, 2015

By Michael G. Brock In May of 2013 the DSM IV was published, and both the conditions and the criteria for diagnosing substance abuse/dependence were changed. These changes are not necessarily for the better.  That is to say, they do not, in my view, ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Chicken fit for a Shah

April 17, 2015

I have a new passion: Indian cooking. After an “Indian Food Odyssey” reviewing local Indian restaurants for another publication, I was intrigued. I purchased two classic Indian cookbooks, and before even beginning the recipes, I became absorbed ...