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Family Law Firm Finds Women Are Taking Active Steps To Protect Children, Assets During Divorce

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 1, 2006

Nirenstein Ruotolo Group, P.L. C., one of Arizonas most prestigious family law firms, has found that more women are taking necessary steps to protect themselves, their children and their assets in case of divorce.

According to the National Vital Statistics Report issued by the Centers for Disease Control on March 31, 2006, over 18,660 Arizona marriages ended in divorce between January and September 2005, up slightly from previous years. As divorce rates continue to increase, women are becoming more actively involved in educating themselves about divorce and child and spousal support.

Women are more aware of protecting their rights during a divorce, said Alexander D. Nirenstein, NRGs managing member. Our job is to make sure our clients are educated and receive positive results in their cases.

NRG has consistently reached out to assist women in understanding their rights in a divorce. Fred Ruotolo, a founding partner of NRG, participated in the 2006 Arizona Familys Womens Expo. Ruotolo spoke to attending women about a range of topics related to family law and child custody.

The women in attendance at the Womens Expo inquired about an assortment of topics such as child custody, spousal support and property division, said Ruotolo. We were able to provide these women with empowering information, helping them make better decisions for their future and the future of their children.

NRG also hosts Arizonas source for blogging Web site information on family law. Arizona Family Law Blog is the definitive site for up-to-date information on cases that affect family law and divorce, interesting legal news from around the nation and in-depth answers to important family law questions. Visitors to http://www.azfamilylawblog.com can reply to any of the posted topics with questions or comments and receive responses from the lawyers at NRG.

About Nirenstein Ruotolo Group P.L.C.

Founded in 2003 by accomplished family law attorneys, NRG is a boutique family law firm that provides professional representation in Arizona divorce and family law litigation, mediation, appellate review and mental health and elder law services. NRG boasts nine experienced family law attorneys, two litigation analysts, four paralegals, and five support personnel. The firm represents many diverse clients, both in Arizona and nationally, and is one of the most-respected law firms in Arizona practicing divorce and family law exclusively. For additional information, please visit http://www.nrglaw.net.

For more information, contact:

Beth Glick (Crosby-Wright P.R.)(480) 367-1112

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Family Survival During Economic Downturn in Nine Easy Steps


Asheville, NC (PRWEB) October 30, 2008

One of the most essential action steps toward financial protection is to create an emergency fund consisting of three to six months living expenses in a liquid FDIC insured banking account, such as a checking, savings, or money market. Jeff Palmer, ChFC Financial Planner, of The Palmer Group also recommends debt elimination as the very best step to weather a financial storm. Many families will find it difficult to eliminate debt and increase immediate cash flow in their current situation and Palmer offers various ways this can be achieved.

“Create a household budget to examine spending for non-essentials. By creating a list of expenses each month, one can see where s/he is spending money and where adjustments may be made,” Palmer explains. After taking inventory of spending habits, sensible ways to decrease spending can be found.

Palmer’s 9 essential steps for surviving the economic downturn are to create a budget, establish an emergency fund, reduce credit card spending, pay off debts, shop smart, sell unwanted items, explore second incomes, plan ahead and invest in the future. These 9 steps are clearly explained in the current newsletter edition of Sixty Second Parent.

One way to reduce lifestyle spending is to become a savvy consumer. Groceries are an expensive necessity. When creating a grocery list for the household, collecting and using coupons, and selecting items on sale can be a tremendous savings to the family budget. Palmer warns, “Do not rely heavily on credit cards or lines of credit to cover emergencies. Banks are freezing lines of credit and credit card companies are lowering available lines of credit. You do not want to go deeper into debt for emergency expenses.” Even paying off a little each week will help to reduce debt.

According to Palmer, there is a real possibility of inflation in the economy due to the credit crisis. Inflation occurs when too much money follows to too few goods and services. It is based on the supply and demand principle. The effects of inflation impacts on prices at grocery stores, retail outlets, gas stations and beyond.

Nationally acclaimed pediatrician Dr. Olson Huff MD, of Sixty Second Parent, helps parents to develop healthier and more affordable eating habits for their children and reducing grocery costs at the same time. “Finding creative ways to encourage fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet can be fun for the entire family,” said Huff.

By offering more fruits and vegetables in combination with old favorites, parents can improve the health of their children and improve their budget. Implementing these simple steps may put you in a better financial position in good times or bad times. These steps will not come easily. They require changes in habits for the entire household. It is therefore important to set realistic goals and stick to them.

About Sixty Second Parent:

Sixty Second Parent is a website that offers a unique and fresh approach to obtaining practical parenting tips and information. Sixty Second Parent understands that the expectations and pressures put on parents today are more complex than ever before and recognizes the need for a simpler support system for parents and families.

As part of the solution, Sixty Second Parent has brought together the world’s leading experts in child development, child health and parenting to provide sound practical parenting information within an online community network.

Sixty Second Parent provides parents-to-be, young parents and grandparents with information, enjoyment, and connection into a like-minded community via a user-friendly web platform. This community gives parents the information they need, as well as reassurance in their actions, and guidance in interactions with their children.

The online support network is designed to link parents and families with industry specialists and other parents along with an online parenting store offering the best in early childcare resources.

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Take Legal Steps To Avoid Costly Summer Moves, New Orleans Attorney Informs Divorced Parents


New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

As a divorced parent considering relocating, it can be difficult when a child custody agreement is keeping a parent tied to their spouse after a divorce. Due to busy schedules during the school year, divorced parents are sometimes stuck with summer moves, when the cost to do so is the highest. Local New Orleans divorce attorney, Will Beaumont, advises divorced parents to research rules applying to moving out of the state of Louisiana with children so they can save on relocation expenses.

The summer months are rapidly approaching. According to the American Moving & Storage Association, June, July, and August are the most costly months to move, due to high demand. With the advice of an experienced attorney, a divorced parent can plan ahead and secure lower rates, without breaking any legal agreements.

First, to relocate, a parent may be legally obligated to comply with the relocation statute. There are two steps to this process. As primary custodian of the child, a parent must give their former spouse formal notice of the proposed relocation. (It is possible that relocation will then be discussed in a court hearing to present the petition for legal authorization to move.) This notice must be sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested at least 60 days before the proposed relocation.

Although this seems like a reasonable legal process, many parents who are not the primary custodian or have joint custody will oppose the process in court, says Beaumont. This may change the current custody agreement indefinitely. It is helpful to understand the laws that guide this process, which a New Orleans divorce lawyer will likely be able to provide.

If a court grants relocation, the court may also order that further information will have to be provided. This may include the moving partys intended residence, and, if known, the specific address of residence, and then also the date of relocation. A New Orleans divorce lawyer will likely also be able to draft a statement explaining the reasons for relocation along with a newly proposed visitation schedule.

Legal processes are more efficient and effective with a New Orleans divorce attorney, says Beaumont. With help, you can ensure that youre complying with all the laws that protect parental rights.

The above is informational only, not legal advice.

Attorney William H. Beaumont is a family attorney in New Orleans, La. He provides clients with extensive knowledge of Louisianas family and divorce law. He works to educate his clients on their rights and work as a legal advocate on their behalf through proceedings.

To learn more about Will Beaumonts legal services as a New Orleans divorce lawyer, parents can visit http://www.beaumontdivorce.com or contact the offices at Beaumont Divorce: 3801 Canal St #207, New Orleans, LA 70119. For an appointment call (504) 483-8008.







Family Law Firm Heath-Newton Shares New Advice on Essential Steps to Draft a California Prenuptial Agreement


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 01, 2013

The San Francisco family law experts at Heath-Newton share their advice about the four essential steps to ensure a legally executable prenuptial agreement. The divorce attorneys at Heath-Newton explain that following these steps can help to set the right expectations and answer questions regarding the legal aspects of money and marriage.

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Life with Teens Magazine Highlights the Steps to Prevent Teen Concussions

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2013

TeenLife Media, a print and online media company that offers comprehensive information and resources for parents and teenagers features the article Getting A-Head of Concussions in the spring issue of Life with Teens magazine. It provides excellent tips for parents and teenagers on the preventative measures on and off of the field when engaging in sports.

“Spring is the perfect time for everyone to become more active, but also more safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. But many more get undetected or unreported. That’s why, we feel that it is so important to educate parents and teens today on what to look for if a head injury occurs,” states Marie Schwartz, Founder of TeenLife Media, LLC.

Experts say most youths do well after a sports-related concussionas long as they leave play immediately, seek medical care, and let their brains heal before returning to the field, rink, or court. Children who sustain repeat concussions are at risk for life-changing problems, including brain damage, even death.

Here are some steps parents and athletes can take to help prevent concussions while enjoying youth sports:

Play smart. Athletes should follow the coachs safety rules, practice good sportsmanship, and wear correct protective equipment (helmets, padding, etc.) that fits and is well maintained.

Get strong. There is evidence that neck and shoulder strengthening can help athletes stabilize their heads after an impact, notes William Meehan, M.D., director of the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention and the Sports Concussion Clinic at Boston Childrens Hospital. He also recommends staying hyperaware (keep your head on a swivel) during play.

Study up. Know the signs and symptoms, which may not appear until hours or days after an injury. Remember that concussions rarely involve losing consciousness; even a ding to the head can be serious. Also, familiarize yourself with your school or league concussion policiesincluding whether they conduct preseason neurocognitive tests like ImPACT to measure an athletes memory, concentration, and reaction times.

See a doctor. If you suspect a concussion, get medical help right away. A primary care physician with experience managing head injuries is a good place to start, but see a specialist if symptoms worsen.

Be patient. Resting the body and brain after a concussion is critical. Students should not return to play or school until cleared by a medical professional. Recoverymeaning all symptoms are gone (both while resting and exercising) and balance and brain function are restoredtypically takes 7 to 10 days.

Communicate. Let coaches know if your teen has had previous head injuries in any sport. And if your child complains about concussion-type symptoms, take that seriously.

About Life with Teens magazine:

Life with Teens magazine (http://www.teenlife.com/LifewithTeens) is published by TeenLife Media, LLC, the go to source for parents, educators, and teenagers nationwide who are seeking programs and services for college-bound students in grades 7 – 12. Our award-winning website, e-newsletters, specialized guides, and signature events feature thousands of enrichment opportunities that bring out the best in teenagers. These include summer programs, community service opportunities, academic experiences, and gap year programs regionally, nationally and abroad. Access to all of TeenLife’s resources is free for registered parents, educators and students at http://www.teenlife.com.

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Educational First Steps Welcomes New Staff Members to Strengthen Support of Early Childhood Programs

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

Educational First Steps announced that Judy Schecter has joined EFS as Associate Development Director (Dallas), Elizabeth Nelson as Associate Development Director (Tarrant), Rashidah Smallwood as Development Coordinator (Dallas), Donna Denece and Jennifer Livas as Early Learning Specialists (Dallas) and Kellee Tyrone as Early Learning Specialist (Tarrant). These positions are all part of the expansion of Four Steps To Excellence 2.0, the newly streamlined, strategic implementation of the EFS program which has which has created quality early learning centers for economically disadvantaged children for twenty-three years.