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14Sep2016

Estate Planning in the Digital Age

With kids and adults alike preoccupied with “catching them all” via the new Pokemon Go App, one may wonder what the value of a virtual menagerie of Pokemon creatures may truly be. Beyond that, with so much of our books, music, and films going digital, is there any resale or long lasting value to said
  • 14 Sep, 2016
  • Löan Shillinger
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03Sep2015

Shillinger Law is a proud supporter of Childhelp

Childhelp is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and the care and treatment for children who have suffered abuse. The organization has been changing lives since it was initially founded in the 1960s under the name International Orphans, Inc. One of the recipients of Childhelp’s vital services is ShillingerLaw’s very own founder
  • 3 Sep, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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27Aug2015

Our Commitment to Community Engagement

One of my favorite quotes has always been the famous Francis Bacon quote, “knowledge is power.” Having spent several years clerking for a Federal Court Judge, I can confirm that the attorneys and litigants with the best understanding of the facts and most knowledgeability of the applicable law have a considerable power advantage over their opponents. In
  • 27 Aug, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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20Aug2015

Police Departments are Paying to be Trained on How to Keep Your Money

In a segment from earlier this year, CNN’s Anderson Cooper investigated the growing problem of civil asset forfeiture, otherwise known as “policing for profit.” By law, police officers are allowed to seize personal property, including cash, if they believe it is in some way connected to criminal activity. And even if the police are never
  • 20 Aug, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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12Aug2015

10 Common Myths About Long-term Care

It’s becoming more apparent in my practice that the subject of long term care is rarely talked about. Especially between parents and their adult children. As the cost of care has increased over the years– it is even more imperative to include this type of coverage in your overall estate and financial plan. We at
  • 12 Aug, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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04Aug2015

Asset Forfeiture Can Happen to the Least Suspecting

Asset Forfeiture Abuse! It’s happening everywhere! Interesting article about another case of abuse of the civil asset forfeiture statute used against the innocent and unsuspecting. We at Shillinger Law help our clients hold governmental agencies accountable for their claim that the property seized under the civil asset forfeiture statute is in fact valid. Asset Forfeiture
  • 4 Aug, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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05Jun2015

Proper Dental Care not Available in Many Nursing Homes

A Dear Abby article submitted earlier this year by Nancy C. shed light on a serious, but relatively little-known issue: the general unavailability of proper dental care in assisted living facilities. “My mother has Alzheimer’s. She has been in a nursing home for 10 years. I feel sorry for her because she can’t verbalize that
  • 5 Jun, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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01May2015

Long Term Care

In the time that I’ve been an estate planning attorney, one especially frightening issue continues to rear its ugly head — the issue is that LONG TERM CARE has not been discussed, contemplated or bought…   This is a costly oversight. According to the national advisory counsel for long term care insurance, in 2011 there were approximately
  • 1 May, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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28Apr2015

Digital Age Calls for Digital Planning

We Live in a Digital Age and it’s time to catch up. Whether it’s music on iTunes, family photos on a computer, video games, eBooks, or documents on cloud storage, we all have digital assets of some kind. We also have digital accounts: Facebook, LinkedIn, email, utility billing, and bank accounts. Digital asset planning is an
  • 28 Apr, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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15Mar2015

3 Estate Planning Musts

1.Review and update your estate plan regularly – Review and update your estate plan regularly — when life changes occur, your estate plan should reflect this as well.  For example, did you just buy a house, get married or divorced? I f you have an estate plan, these events may drastically change what you had originally planed
  • 15 Mar, 2015
  • Courtney Lawver
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