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How Estate Planning Can Help Your Loved Ones Thrive Through A Crisis

An advance healthcare directive (or ‘living will’) is one of the documents included in any complete estate plan. It is addressed to medical professionals, appointing someone to speak for you when you are unable to communicate. The instructions detailed in an advance healthcare directive ensure that your wishes are carried out in the aftermath of a serious car accident, a stroke or when dealing with dementia. This article explains some basic information that you need to know when creating an advance healthcare directive. -- Attorney Elizabeth Botsford LLM Tax (Hons) is a mobile estate planning attorney in the Greater Los Angeles area, visiting homes, offices and hospital beds. Please visit busywills.com to learn more about Busy Wills, Inc.’s fixed fee estate planning packages.

You Don't Have to Break the Bank to Get a Massachusetts Divorce!

You don't have to go it alone. Attorney Renee Lazar offers affordable and effective representation at reasonable cost.

Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA)

February 1983 was a pivotal month for the rights of a civilian spouse. A military family law case at that time established the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) to support civilian spouses and their families. This act confirms that retirement pay is “empowered, but not required” to be marital property and therefore divisible by a divorce order.

Military Divorce: An Introduction

Going through a divorce with the military can introduce unique circumstances. To start, military divorce is not a legal term; it is simply a term to describe a divorce that has one or more of the litigants are in the military or retired from the military.

Massachusetts Military Divorce and PTSD

The lengthy wars in Afghanistan and Iraq tested the U.S. military in dynamic ways and led to unforeseen consequences both for our Massachusetts servicemen and servicewomen as well as for their families.

Student Loan Crisis: Will it Affect the Entire Economy?

If you are a student loan borrower, keep detailed documentation of your loan and all payments, from the beginning. And if you are being sued for delinquent payments—on a student loan or any other debt—consult with Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC regarding your options.

US Trillion Dollar Student Loan Crisis – Are You Part of It?

Contact us at Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC now. Our attorneys have decades of experience in serving clients with student loan debt and similar financial situations. Let us review your case and discuss what would work best for you. We are here to help!

Student Loan Defaults More Common with College Dropouts

A recent news article states that nearly 40 percent of borrowers are in various stages of delinquency or default.

Student Loan Issues: Co-Signers Could Face Serious Repercussions

If you are a co-signer on a student loan, you may find yourself wondering what to do if the borrower has dropped out of school and shows no signs of worrying about paying back the debt—or even with graduation behind them and a new job, they may still be struggling. If you are beginning to receive calls from debt collectors and are worried about what is going to happen to your credit score, consult with an experienced law firm like Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC now.

Strategic Student Loan Defaults Growing in the US

Many consumers and borrowers today though are eschewing worry and respect for the credit score in lieu of more strategic financial moves.

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