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Lessons from Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Case

As most familiar with pop culture know by now, Britney has been living under a conservatorship for the past thirteen years. Also known as “adult guardianship,” a conservatorship is a legal structure where the court granted Britney’s father, Jaime Spears, and other individuals almost total control over her legal, financial, and personal decisions. The conservatorship was initially established in February 2008 after Britney suffered a mental breakdown, which resulted in her being briefly hospitalized.

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Estate Planning Considerations for LGBTQ Couples

Whether you are married or in a committed partnership, estate planning is about much more than planning for death—it’s about planning for life. It’s the way to ensure your beloved will be protected and provided for in the event of your death or incapacity. Especially if you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, estate planning is even more critical.

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Estate Planning for High School Graduates

With the arrival of summer, young people across the country are about to reach a key milestone: high school graduation. If you have a child claiming their diploma, now is the time to prepare them for life after leaving the nest.

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Executive Order “Suspending” Immigration Has Been Signed

The EO is effective at 11:59 pm (ET) on April 23, 2020. It will expire 60 days from its effective date and may be continued. The suspension and limitation on entry pursuant to section 1 applies to individuals who: Are outside the United States on the effective date of this proclamation; Do not have an immigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation...

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President Trump’s Tweet on Suspending Immigration

Aila Urges Rational Response on Covid-19 and Immigration Policy; Condemns Divisive Presidential Tweet to Suspend Immigration

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5 Steps for Adding Digital Assets to Your Estate Plan

Although digital technology has made many aspects of our lives much easier and more convenient, it has also created some unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. If you haven’t planned properly, for example, just locating and accessing all of your digital assets can be a major headache—or even impossible—for your loved ones following your death or incapacity.

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Protecting Assets without A Pre-Nuptial Agreement

When wedding bells are ringing, divorce is the last thing you and your fiancé want to be thinking about. Still, you might be rightfully concerned about what would happen to your assets in the event of a divorce—or your death. You may also be worried that suggesting a prenuptial agreement could hurt your future spouse by making them feel as if you don’t trust them, thereby creating friction before the marriage even begins.

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Your Family Is Never “Too Young” for An Estate Plan

Young families face different estate planning needs and challenges than those who have had a long life behind them. While established families may be concerned about what will happen to their family when they pass on, young, growing families can be more focused on what is happening to their family in the present. And you even may find it hard to justify planning for an “estate” you haven’t yet established!

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Moving to California? Be Sure to Update Your Estate Plan

Although you likely won’t need to have an entirely new estate plan prepared for you, upon relocating to another state, you should definitely have your existing plan reviewed by an estate planning lawyer who is familiar with your new home state’s laws. Each state has its own laws governing estate planning, and those laws can differ significantly from one location to another.

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USCIS Announces H-1B Lottery Season Regulations for FY2022

On February 8, 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the H-1B cap registration process for this year will open on March 9, 2021 and close on March 25, 2021. Selected registrants will be notified by March 31 and petitions may be filed for selected beneficiaries between April 1 and June 30. Approved petitions will have an H-1B employment start date of October 1, 2021.

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