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American Kennel Club Offers Suggestions for Obama’s New “Number Two” : AKC Selects Short List of “Canine Candidates” and Enlists America’s Help to Choose the Right Dog Breed for the Obama Family @ http://www.presidentialpup.com


NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 2, 2008

“Deciding what breed to get is as important as deciding whether to get a dog in the first place,” says AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “The first step in being a responsible pet owner is to do some serious and careful research to determine which breed of dog is right for you and your family.”

The Obama family will be adding a dog to their household for the first time, but according to an Associated Press survey Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and his wife already have 24 pets, including four dogs. The “McCain canines” are an English Springer Spaniel named Sam, two Yorkshire Terriers named Lucy and Desi, and a mixed-breed named Coco. Making up the rest of McCain’s menagerie are a cat, two turtles, a ferret, three parakeets and 13 saltwater fish.

As for a breed for the Obamas, the AKC has scoured all of the “canine candidates” to assess each breed’s credentials as potential “first pet.” Choices were narrowed significantly due to their daughters’ allergies. Therefore, AKC experts made the selection from their list of hypoallergenic breeds.

In the true spirit of doggy democracy, the AKC is asking Americans to vote on the breed they think the Obama family should select. The short list of “canine candidates” chosen by the AKC are:

The Bichon Frise (pronounced BEE-shon Free-ZAY) A small yet sturdy dog with a white, loosely curled double coat, Bichons are naturally sociable. They have a self-assured temperament and are likely to get along with just about everyone (including members of Congress, regardless of party affiliation). Their active, alert and curious personalities make them easy to train, and the breed’s history of being a companion to noblemen in the courts of 16th-century France have primed it for a high-profile life in the White House. Learn more at http://www.akc.org/breeds/bichon_frise/. The Chinese Crested Their Chinese and African heritage makes for an exotic pedigree, and with its unique appearance it’s certain to turn heads. Coming in two varieties, hairless and the powderpuff, Cresteds are lively, playful and alert dogs with plenty of energy. While they are exceptionally loving and affectionate with children, they are only appropriate for mature children who can be taught to handle this diminutive breed gently and responsibly. Learn more at http://www.akc.org/breeds/chinese_crested/. The Poodle – Although often considered high-maintenance show dogs, Poodles are exceptionally smart and athletic. They excel in obedience training and even as hunting companions. The breed comes in three sizes. While their coat does require frequent grooming, their intelligence and versatility more than make up for the extra care. The Poodle is currently the eighth most popular breed in the U.S., according to AKC registrations statistics (AKC

Heath Newton Counselors at Law Share Three Essential Tips on How to Choose a California Prenuptial Agreement Attorney


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2012

Heath Newton Counselors at Law extends its accolades for being on the right path in San Francisco family law the path of information gathering. Many people enter marriage (which is a legal contract) without realizing that when the ceremony is over, they legally accept Californias Family Code as their own default prenup unless they opt out.

An attorney should let their client know what the law is, what theirr choices are, and the implication of both. Maybe the client wants to change how the Family Code applies to their marriage and maybe they dont. Its always wise to make informed decisions, and this process can only strengthen the marriage in the future.

Congratulations! If youre considering consulting with a California prenuptial agreement attorney, good things must be happening in your life and were very happy for you, said Felix Chen, marketing coordinator of Heath Newton LLP. We would like to get your marriage started on the right path and avoid as many conflicts down the line as possible.

Heath Newton Counselors at Law is sharing the top three qualities of a qualified prenuptial agreement attorney. When a premarital couples interviews potential lawyers, look for the lawyer who stands out by:

Heath-Newton Family Law Counselors Share New Tips on How to Choose a California Divorce Attorney


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

During a difficult time such as divorce, choosing the right divorce attorney can help to keep the process as efficient and stress-free as possible. The experts at Heath-Newton provide advice on the considerations people should take when finding and choosing a divorce attorney.

1.An Attorney Who Specializes in Divorce or Family Law

Divorce can be complex, and the experts at Heath-Newton recommend that it is best to select an attorney who focuses on California family law, including divorce. An expert can provide the legal advice and support needed throughout the divorce process.

2. A Local Attorney

Divorce law may vary greatly depending on location. As such, the legal counselors at Heath-Newton emphasize that it is advisable to choose local legal counsel who understand the local court system, the procedures, judges, and so forth.

3. A Collaborative Attorney

Hire an attorney that can be trusted to listen and understand the personal goals of the client. The attorney should be an advocate for the client, not a shark who will spark disagreements and anger between all parties involved. The California divorce attorney should work in a cooperative, collaborative manner with the other spouses attorney to ensure that a satisfactory agreement is reached by both parties, while still protecting the rights and interests of the client.

4. An Attorney that Inspires Mutual Respect

The client should be able to respect the chosen attorney and follow the counsel given. At the same time, the attorney should also listen and understand the clients goals while providing the guidance about how to reach them within the legal framework of family law.

5. An Attorney that is Available

The divorce attorney should dedicate all the necessary time to the case at hand. Though it may be attractive to hire a celebrity attorney, such a person may not be able to give enough time or attention to your case. Instead, the lawyers at Heath-Newton advise that it would be much more beneficial to choose an attorney who will be able to respond to you in a timely manner.

6. An Attorney Respected in the Field

In order to get through the divorce process as efficiently as possible, select a divorce attorney who is respected by his or her peers.

7. An Attorney that Inspires Confidence

The chosen divorce attorney should make the client feel comfortable and in control. Divorce can be a complicated process, and the attorney should help to make the client feel comfortable with the court system and the other steps that lie ahead during this difficult period.

To learn more about California divorce and other family law issues, consult with one of the qualified divorce attorneys at Heath-Newton. The firm is staffed with lawyers who practice exclusively in California family law. In addition, Heath-Newton includes expert lawyers in other facets of family law such as child custody attorneys, estate planning attorneys, probate attorneys, trust attorneys, and others. Email info(at)heathnewton.com or call 415.398.1290 for more information.

About Heath-Newton LLP

Heath-Newton LLP specializes in family law, asset protection and estate planning services. Based in San Francisco, their boutique firm has earned a reputation for managing their clients cases well, reaching successful resolutionsand minimizing costs and disruption to their clients lives.

They have handled a long list of family law cases, including a broad range of issues facing new families (such as domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, adoption and more), as well as divorce, asset division, child custody and child and spouse support. They also have extensive experience in San Francisco estate planning, wills, probate, mediation, living wills and trusts.

Collectively, their attorneys have thousands of hours of experience, allowing them to be both efficient and effective. They are guided by a practical approach that emphasizes avoiding litigation to minimize costs and disruption; however, they can and will be fierce litigators when all other strategies have proven ineffective. For more information visit their website at http://www.heathnewton.com. To discuss a situation with one of their attorneys, please call them at (415) 398-1290.