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Q&A: WHY should DIVORCE lawyers promote and PROFIT from DESTROYING families.?

Question by Hank S: WHY should DIVORCE lawyers promote and PROFIT from DESTROYING families.?
In Canada, too many DIVORCE LAWYERS encourage their “clients” to lie and use other NEFARIOUS DESTRUCTIVE tactics.

How can society get rid of the former ambulance chasers, OUT of family affairs, and CHARGE those CORRUPT LAWYERS as the CRIMINALS they truly are…..
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Divorce lawyers don’t make people seek their services.

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Baton Rouge Divorce Lawyer, Joseph K. Scott, III, Advises Families On Surviving The Holidays

Baton Rouge Divorce Lawyer, Joseph K. Scott, III, Advises Families On Surviving The Holidays

Baton Rouge, LA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 15, 2010

Divorce is one of the most stressful events in you lifetime. Psychologists rank divorce as more stressful than losing a parent or changing careers. Holidays are also the most stressful time of the year for everyone. Combine the two, and many divorcing couples enter into an intensely difficult time period. But a little strategy, patience and planning can help any family in transition.

“No one feels like celebrating in times of heartache and distress. But this may be the best time to start new traditions, simplify your celebrations, and make sure that your children get to enjoy the time they spend with you,” said Baton Rouge divorce lawyer, Joseph K. Scott.

Holidays are also a time for reminiscing. This can be painful for people going through a divorce. The holidays will never be the same for you or your children. But everyone experiences some sadness around the holidays. Perhaps it’s for grandparents who have passed or how the holidays were celebrated. Remember that you are creating your child’s future reminisces.

Most couples divorcing have worked out, with their attorneys, a calendar for handling holiday and school breaks. You may be seeing you child for Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. Don’t dwell on what you don’t have, just be sure to make the most of your holiday time with your children.

Try to be patient with yourself and your children. Remember what you are really celebrating. Think about how you always wanted to celebrate the holidays. Maybe you always wanted to spend your Christmas away in the mountains or at the beach. Since you’re no longer required to spend holidays with in-laws; you can create the holiday you want.

Children are flexible and they tend to adjust to holidays just as they would your normal visitation schedule. They also tend to adjust better if both parents have adjusted to their new roles.

“Don’t set yourself up for disappointment with unrealistic expectations. Be flexible. Making cookies, singing carols, and decorating are all thing parents can do together with their children that don’t cost a fortune,” said Baton Rouge attorney, Mr. Scott.

Children take cues from their parents. If you, during this most difficult of times in your life, can find joy in the season and celebrate with a generous heart and gracious spirit then you’ve given your children an invaluable gift.

For more information or for a consultation, Baton Rouge divorce attorney Joseph K. Scott, III invites you to visit his website at or contact his office at (225) 381-8080, Joseph K. Scott III, Attorney at Law, 830 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

About Joseph K. Scott, III:

Joseph K. Scott is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana. Mr. Scott is also a frequent speaker on family and criminal law issues for local educators and bar associations.


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Brain injury is not only one of the most common injuries among Americans, it has also become one of the most common and expensive injuries that soldiers, now veterans, are coming home with.

With an average of 1.4 million Americans undergoing some form of TBI, the number of scientists and researchers striving to cure these individuals should be ever increasing, however, dwindling budgets continue to compress and squeeze war-related brain injury funding. In 2006, the U.S. House and Senate slashed the allocated funding for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) in half from the previous year.

Traumatic brain injury has been deemed the “signature” injury of the Iraq war, according to military doctors and experts. It is imperative for struggling soldiers to find assistance with their TBI-related disability.

What is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury is defined as an injury that occurs after an abrupt trauma causes damage to the brain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). War-related TBI can occur in many ways and individuals suffering from this and related side effects will find symptoms vary on a case-by-case diagnosis.

Researchers and scientists are, however, finding several repetitive conditions and symptoms among TBI victims. According to two renowned medical journals, Neuropsychology and Brain Injury, there are several signs and symptoms to watch for among veterans with war-induced injuries:

* cognitive issues

*decreased attention span, including focused, selective and sustained attention problems

*language difficulties

* lack of motivation

*inability to efficiently process information

* irritability

*depression and anxiety

* increased fatigue


*memory loss or disturbance

* behavioral issues

* disrupted sleep

* post traumatic stress disorder

In May 2006, the co-founder of the DVBIC testified to a Senate subcommittee that while “body armor may save troops caught in blasts it leaves many with brain damage,” according to a USA Today news report. Additionally, the article cited several disturbing statistics on the state of TBI and war veterans.

* Nearly 10 percent of soldiers serving in Iraq have suffered from a concussion during some part of their service.

* 20 percent of all frontline infantry troops suffer from concussions during combat.

*Scientists believe the Pentagon must screen all troops returning from Iraq.

*The Pentagon has declined screenings for all returning troops and only screen a small population of soldiers.

*If left untreated or untested, multiple head injuries and concussions can cause permanent brain injury.

Also, several equally disturbing statistics have been reported from several specialized journals including Brain Injury, Internal Medicine, Soldiers Magazine, MIT’s Technology Review and Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. The information, which follows, includes:

* Nearly 25 percent of all military veterans of the Iraq war are diagnosed with a mental illness.

* War-related TBI patients often manifest distinct personality changes.

* Nearly 11 percent of approximately 35,000 soldiers that have been screened for TBI have been found to have symptoms of mild brain injury.

* Individuals suffering from lifelong TBI will find that no treatments have yet been discovered to deal with this.

Flawed Brain Injury Technology

Unfortunately, as budgets are cut, the quality of care and technology also decreases. Most recently the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed nine Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and found that the TBI-screening test’s validity and reliability may be flawed.

Additionally, the report found that soldiers with TBI may be receiving inadequate or unnecessary care for their brain injuries, according to an Associated Press article from January 2008. The report found that:

* Although the VA has implemented TBI screening tools, the validity and reliability of the tool has not yet been established.

* Soldiers who have been found to have TBI are under a VA-implemented protocol to ensure treatment; however, many of the VA’s medical facilities either did not follow the protocol or had difficulty doing so.

* Culturally, the VA has found that Iraq veterans feel the VA and its facilities cater to elderly veterans and do not want to treat young veterans.

* The VA is struggling with poor rural access to medical centers as well as poor turnout rates for injured vets who in some cases must drive 100 miles plus to reach a nearby VA hospital.

Living With TBI

Veterans who are currently living with TBI will find that not only does TBI affect them, but the ripple effect among an injured veteran’s family and friends is quite extensive. There are an array of clinical trials that a TBI victim can become involved in to improve the living conditions as well as to treat the symptoms of TBI. Some of these clinical trials can be found through the following organizations Web sites:

* National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN)

* Acoustic Neuroma Association Brain Trauma Foundation

* Brain Injury Association of America Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

* National Stroke Association

* National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Finding Brain Injury Assistance

There are several organizations available to offer assistance specifically to those with war-related ailments. The following are several of the leading organizations/hospitals:

* Walter Reed Army Medical Center Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

* Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

* National Intrepid Center of Excellence Deployment Health Clinical Center

*Center for Study of Traumatic Stress Center for Deployment Psychology

* The Department of Defense (DoD) also offers a search component through their Web site to assist veterans in finding a veteran hospital in their geographic area.

Additionally, individuals enduring the pain of a war-related brain injury are encouraged to locate an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer who can provide assistance with developing a brain injury lawsuit. Monetary compensation is likely an option for individuals who have suffered from these severe injuries, which can be life altering.

TBI medical bills can be extremely expensive, and this potential for awarded compensation can provide relief from the stress associated with medical expenses.

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New Book To Help Families Avoid Celebrity Estate Planning Blunders

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The highly publicized estate battles of several deceased celebrities have cast a bright spotlight on the importance of having the proper estate planning. Although mega-rich celebrities seem to be affected overwhelmingly by these brutal family squabbles, the new book “Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!” is designed to help every family, regardless of income level, avoid the financial pitfalls that drained bank accounts and created huge family rifts for the dozens of superstars profiled in the book.

“Trial & Heirs” uses real stories to help readers steer clear of the same celebrity “estate errors” as they plan for their own “heirs.” The stories cover well known legal fights over famous fortunes: including the recent battles over Michael Jackson’s estate, along with other celebrities like Ted Kennedy; Anna Nicole Smith; Brooke Astor; Heath Ledger, Ray Charles; Princess Di; Jimi Hendrix; Frank Sinatra; Martin Luther King Jr.; and Rosa Parks… as well as many others that most people aren’t even aware of. The book gives readers a front row seat in the courtroom while the authors replay the “tabloid drama”, point out what went wrong in these riveting cases, and teach readers how to avoid similar errors.

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Co-author Danielle Mayoras agrees. “As an estate planner and educator, the most frequent question I’m asked is: ‘How do I get my parents to talk about these issues?’ This book is the answer,” says co-author Danielle Mayoras, a professional speaker, attorney, and credentialed professional gerontologist. “Our goal was to take a difficult topic that no one wants to talk about and make it fun and entertaining with the use of famous stories.” Danielle says they want to spark people into action to protect their families and legacies through the proper estate planning.

The book is scheduled for a November release from Wise Circle Books and is listed at .95.

It is already getting rave reviews from many who have seen advance copies, including: Hollywood producers Karen Baldwin and Ken Wales as well as national radio talk show host Danny Fontana, famed Hollywood publicist Michael Levine and more.

For more information or to request a preview of “Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!” visit

To schedule an interview with Andrew and Danielle Mayoras, please contact Toni Burge at or Todd Brabender at todd(at)


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Austin Mediation Lawyers Help Families Resolve Disputes Before They Go to Court

Austin Mediation Lawyers Help Families Resolve Disputes Before They Go to Court

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Divorce mediation is an alternative to traditional divorce litigation. In a divorce mediation session, an Austin mediation lawyer facilitates the discussion between the two parties by assisting with communication and providing information and advice to help resolve their differences. If the mediation process is successful, a written mediated settlement agreement will be prepared and signed, and that agreement will be binding and enforceable.


The best Austin mediation lawyer is one that is a certified mediator with an Advanced Certification in Family Law. There are several benefits of hiring a trained Austin mediation lawyer to resolve disputes before they go to court. Not only is it less expensive, but it has a positive impact on children and allows both parties to retain control of the case’s outcome.


Mediation is Less Expensive


Divorce mediation is significantly less expensive, both financially and emotionally, than litigation. If the case goes to court, the parties surrender control to a judge, and the cost will be much higher. Mediation is less expensive because it allows two lawyers to work things out rather than fight things out.


Mediation also costs less emotionally and can facilitate a good relationship with the other party, which positively affects any children who are involved. Mediation also builds a foundation for future cooperation between the two individuals.


Mediation Has a Positive Impact on Children


A well-trained, experienced Austin mediation lawyer helps parents work together during the transition to establish a loving parenting arrangement for the children, moving the parties away from a fight over their conflicting positions and instead focusing them on how they are going to interact in the future, in the best interest of their children.


Mediation Helps You Retain Control Over the Outcome of Your Case


When parties settle a case in mediation, they retain control over the outcome of the case. In mediation, the parties are assisted by an Austin mediation lawyer to reach an agreement developed by the spouses themselves, not one imposed by a judge or jury. Spouses who mediate their own settlement are much more satisfied with their divorce and, therefore, are more likely to adhere to the mediation agreement.


Greg Gegenheimer is an experienced Austin mediation lawyer who is committed to helping men and women with legal counseling, strategic planning and professional representation. If you find yourself in a family crisis, he can help you better understand your situation and options, formulate a plan of action, and be a powerful advocate on your behalf. He is a certified mediator with an Advanced Certification in Family Law and often is able to help resolve disputes before they go to court. Visit Greg Gegenheimer today at to schedule a 30-minute free consultation and find out what your options are.

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