Category Archives: Children

As a parent, have you taken these important steps to protect your children?

posted: September 4, 2013

With the start of a new school year, the lazy days of summer are over! As a parent, this time of the year I so hectic. Getting our kids used to a new teacher or maybe a new school. Getting up earlier and in to a routine can be daunting. But, don’t let these important […]

3 Legal Documents Every Graduating Senior Needs to Ensure Parents Can Make Important Medical And Financial Decisions On Their Child’s Behalf (Press Release)

posted: May 23, 2013

As a local attorney, I can’t stress enough how timely (and critical!) this information is.  Many young adults in our area will soon be heading off to college or traveling abroad without the 3 key documents(Advance Health Care Directive, HIPAA Form and Financial Power of Attorney) they need for mom or dad to oversee their […]

Think they won’t argue over your Hummels?

posted: May 17, 2013

It is quite often the personal property that causes the most heartache and disruption in families after a death. Although, money doesn’t usually have any sentimental attachment, it can cause issues of its own on an entirely different level. But personal property can have a perceived value far beyond its actual monetary worth. For example, […]

3 Key Planning Steps for Parents of Special Needs Children

posted: March 26, 2013

April is Autism Awareness Month, which seeks to educate the public about the needs and challenges facing those with autism spectrum disorders.  Yet despite the observance, many parents of special needs children are still in the dark as to 3 key planning steps designed to protect their child if the unthinkable happens. According to, […]

Confusion and uncertainty have no place in Estate Planning

posted: October 19, 2012

Too often I hear clients say that they want to come in to see me but they need to first decide on who to name as Trustee or Executor or Guardian or Agent, etc.  Do not let your uncertainty or confusion be the reason you do not visit with an estate planning attorney today. As […]

What Every Parent Should Know About Halloween Safety

posted: October 29, 2011

You turned away for just a minute and your child was gone.  This might be the biggest fear a parent has; I know it is mine.  We are always telling our children not to talk to strangers or wander off alone.  But, sometimes as parents WE need to be reminded of what to teach our […]

iPad Apps Specifically For Autistic Children And Adults

posted: October 26, 2011

A few months back I wrote a blog about iPad Apps For Special Needs Children.  As a follow up to this, I wanted to share a story that aired on 60 Minutes recently regarding Apps for Autism.  You can watch the full story on YouTube  at Apps for Autism.  Although I heard some not so […]

5 Things Your Child’s Caretaker Should Always Have Or Know

posted: October 24, 2011

I took my daughter to the pediatrician the other day for her yearly check up. And while I was waiting to check in I heard the nurse say to the woman in front of me: “If you are not the parent we will need something in writing from a parent to treat the child.” It […]

Parents of Disabled Children Should Know The Importance Of Special Needs Planning

posted: April 12, 2011

Estate planning is incredibly important for all parents, as it allows them the opportunity to make very difficult choices.  It provides the chance to determine who will raise your minor children if you can’t, what money will be set aside or used for their upbringing, and even what money will be used to support them […]

Give and You Shall Receive!!

posted: February 12, 2011

************************************************************************************************************** While efforts are underway to complete the Ronald McDonald House, many people and businesses, including our Firm, in and around Charlotte are donating their time and talents to this wonderful cause. While my Ballantyne office is far from the hustle and bustle of construction going on to build the house in Dilworth for families to stay […]


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