Tina James

Eco-Friendly Burial

In Honor of Earth Day, Consider Some Eco-Friendly Burial Options

When it comes to death and what to do with a deceased’s remains, most people think of only two options: burial or cremation. However, these options are not particularly environmentally friendly. Burial, which is arguably the worst option from an environmental standpoint, uses an estimated 100,000 tons of steel, 1.5 million tons of concrete, 77,000 …

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Woman pondering | Do I need a guardianship lawyer?

When do you need a guardianship lawyer?

What is a guardianship lawyer? A guardianship lawyer is an attorney who represents individuals or organizations in proceedings for a legal guardianship process. Guardianship attorneys may also be appointed by a court to represent individuals. Guardianship lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. Do I need a …

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Three Friends Walking Arm-in-Arm | Estate Planning

Using a Standby Supplemental Needs Trust to Protect Your Loved Ones

We all plan for “just-in-case” scenarios. When packing for our week-long vacation, we throw in a rain jacket even though the weather forecast is sunny—just in case. When planning for the future, it is also important to consider what will happen just in case one of your loved ones becomes disabled. We tend to think …

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Hand Holding Keys | Planning Your Estate

Estate Planning Lessons We Learned from US Presidents

February 21 is the day on which we celebrate several US presidents who made noteworthy contributions to our country. As with any discussion that involves politics, a discussion about US presidents risks generating a variety of opinions about which reasonable minds can disagree. However, politics is not the focus of this month’s newsletter. Instead, our …

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Woman Smiling | Prioritizing your happiness

Hunt for Happiness Week: Three Steps to Prioritize Your Happiness and the Happiness of Your Loved Ones

Not only is January the first month of a new year, it is also a time when many celebrate Hunt for Happiness Week (January 16-22, 2022). Happiness is something that humanity, in large part, has spent a tremendous amount of effort pursuing throughout history. Early on, happiness likely came from simple victories such as having …

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