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If the college student is taken to the hospital unconscious, will the hospital staff know how to contact their family?  Or more importantly will they have permission to discuss the college student’s medical information with their family? Most college students want their parents help in a medical emergency.  Under the privacy laws (“HIPAA”), the medical personnel can go to jail or pay huge fines if they release this information without permission.  It is important for college students
There are many misconceptions regarding special needs planning that can result in costly mistakes in planning for special needs beneficiaries. MISTAKE #1:  Counting on siblings to use their money to take care of the special needs child. Parents may be tempted to rely on their other children to provide,  from their own inheritances, for a special  needs child.  This can be temporary if their other children are financially secure and have money to spare. However,  it is not a solution that  will protect a
Studies confirm that nearly everyone will face at least a temporary disability sometime during their lifetime. One-third of Americans will face a disability lasting at least 90 days before they reach age 65. In any given year, it is more than 3 times more likely that you will become disabled than die. No one likes to think about the possibility of their own disability or the disability of a loved one.  The best thing you

December 2009 Newsletter

Posted on March 12, 2010

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Have you told your story?  If you don’t tell it, who will. After the death of a parent or grandparent, many children and grandchildren are sad that the stories are lost.  I am offering to videotape a 30 minute interview of you to help preserve these memories.  If you are interested, contact Tammy at tvaladez@dentonlawyer.com. To read more on preserving the memories, click on the link below. Sincerely, Leigh “I am happy to recommend Leigh Hilton

October 2009 Newsletter

Posted on March 12, 2010

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I thought I had finally gotten my subscription canceled.  We went camping last weekend with the cub scouts.  There were 100 people at the camp-out including at least 50 very noisy children.  You would think that would have scared the “critter of the month” off, but no. This was a very determined delivery person.  I think this is an example of excellent customer service. We were sitting around the campfire trying to keep warm.  When

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