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Posted 12 months ago in Estate Planning Medical Malpractice by Janet Raasch  
Can Your Doctor Block Your Access to Your Medical Records?

No. In every state, your health care provider must provide you with a copy of your medical records if you ask for them. Your medical records include your medical history, your family medical history, information about your lifestyle, physical examination and laboratory results, medications prescribed, diagnoses and prognoses, results of treatment and procedures undergone, allergies and other risk factors, disabilities and limitations, and participation in research projects.   HIPAA Guarantees Access The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act is a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Wills and Probate by Michele Bowman  
James Brown’s Legacy Protected by S.C. Supreme Court

Despite challenges by the children and wife he left behind, as well as by the state of South Carolina, James Brown’s plans for the inheritance of his money will stay in place. In February the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that an irrevocable trust set up by the Godfather of Soul – which cut out any wives and left most of his estate to an educational trust fund – could not be set aside.   It’s This Man’s World Brown …

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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Wills and Probate by Michele Bowman  
Your Child’s Marriage and Rewriting Your Will

If Valentine’s Day results in the announcement of an engagement for one of your children, lawyers say it’s time to start thinking about how your own legal affairs are structured. And while you’re at it, you may need to offer a little good old-fashioned parental advice for your googly-eyed child.   Think Ahead Once an engagement happens, the wheels start turning for the parents. “I typically see parents getting their wills drafted for the first time when their kids get …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

Cohabitation Agreements Protect Relationships More and more couples are living together without being married. For those who do, a cohabitation agreement may be appropriate. This private contract between long-term cohabitants establishes the rights and obligations that married people obtain by law, custom and agreement. Find Out More…   Don’t Spy on Your Cheating Spouse Unexplained absences, furtive phone calls, mysterious credit card charges — these just some of the clues that a spouse may be having an affair. A plethora …

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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Taxation by Michele Bowman  
Experts to $580M Powerball Winners: “Shut Up”

It’s a dream come true for at least two Americans: on Nov. 29, lottery officials announced that two tickets – one in Arizona and one in Missouri – matched the winning numbers drawn in the Nov. 28 massive Powerball lottery, which is worth almost $580 million. The Missouri winning ticket-holders will be revealed on Nov. 30. While we wait for the lucky Arizona winners to come forward (and continue to read all the news stories interviewing ticket purchasers about what …

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