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Limits of mediation confidentiality

July 29, 2015

“Everything said in mediation is confidential.” Really? Maybe. by Robert E.L. Wright Whether you are an attorney, a business person or a divorcing spouse, if you have ever been in a mediation you have likely heard a mediator promise you confidentiality ...

A long-overdue presidential 'visit' recalls Michigan attorney's efforts

July 29, 2015

by Tom Kirvan It was a first time stop for a sitting president – a federal prison. Unlike some politicians from his home state of Illinois, President Barack Obama made the visit by choice, touring the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma ...

LOCAL VOICE: Making the right tax decisions can help relieve stress in marriage prep

July 29, 2015

By Vena Ayar Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, and upcoming tax-related changes are probably the last thing on couples’ minds. But there are many tax-related decisions couples must make, including change of name, change of tax withholding, ...

Daughter's estate advice helps father find peace

July 29, 2015

by Grace Reid Lawyers are often asked about their proudest moments as a lawyer. The responses generally involve tales of glorious victories in legal combat. Here is a tale that will bring forth no drum rolls or blares of trumpets. Just simple truths, simply ...

The starting point for planning is information

July 29, 2015

Edward Poll, The Daily Record Newswire In a previous column, I touched on the seemingly basic but vital concept of planning as an essential part of your business. So the New Year is here, and you’ve finally decided to create a business plan. You’ve ...

Q&A with an investment adviser

July 29, 2015

Claude Solnik, The Daily Record Newswire Charles Massimo went from big Wall Street firms to being the CEO of CJM Wealth Management, managing $300 million today. He talked with me about why he left Wall Street and how to best invest with or without an adviser. What ...