Archive for November 2010

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Why Congress Likely to Wait until 2011 to Tackle the Estate Tax Question

Attorney guest blogger Patrick D. Newton shares why he thinks a new estate tax is not forthcoming, and what to prepare for instead.

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Protect Your Identity From Credit Fraud This Holiday Shopping Season

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even Thanksgiving Day itself— the shopping season is upon us! Unfortunately, so are identity thieves. As holiday shopping kicks off in stores and online, shoppers will […]

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Reputation Is Everything — Protect It or Forget It

Here are some tips to get you started with building, managing, and defending your online reputation.

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Royal Engagement Sheds Light on Legal Aspects of Getting Married

Here are a few tips from Rocket Lawyer to help couples enjoy wedded bliss instead of legal woes.

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Legal Tips for Holiday Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, you can’t be too prepared. For most people, this simply means packing extra outfits or buying travel insurance. Many people forget or don’t realize […]

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The Estate Tax Changes and You: A Flowchart

At Rocket Lawyer, we want to help you decode the recent (and potential) estate tax law changes, and how they will affect you and your family.  With the current disappearance […]

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The Weekly Sociable Lawyer Round Up

The Sociable Lawyer Round Up features some of the best blog entries on e-lawyering from the past week. We’re always looking for new posts, so if you know any great lawyer blogs, feel free to let us know! Enjoy!

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Top Estate Tax Planning Ideas for the End of 2010

Attorney guest blogger Jeramie Fortenberry writes how, despite uncertainty over future estate tax legislation, there are a few estate planning techniques that can help taxpayers take advantage of the 2010 estate tax cuts before they expire.

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eLawyers Learn Business Development via Virtual Training

Guest blogger Mike O’Horo writes how some of the benefits of Internet technology that make virtual law practices attractive — affordability, scalability, and convenience — enable a new model of business development training for lawyers: virtual sales simulation.

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Is Your Estate In Order?

Attorney guest blogger Rania Combs discusses the steps everyone should take to organize and prepare personal information so that loved ones can easily resolve outstanding affairs after death.

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The Weekly Sociable Lawyer Round Up

The Sociable Lawyer Round Up features some of the best blog entries on e-lawyering from the past week. We’re always looking for new posts, so if you know any great lawyer blogs, feel free to let us know! Enjoy!

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Veterans Day 2010: Helping Vets Find Legal Resources

This Thursday November 11th is Veteran’s Day, also known as Armistice Day in honor of the treaty that ended World War I. Every year, this federal holiday honors veterans who […]

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Team Power! Join the Justice League with Online Groups

Groups can be a powerful tool for building relationships and increasing exposure to your content and law practice. The more regularly you participate, and the more valuable your insights, the more people will look to you as an expert and thought leader. This authority translates into client leads, content visits, and widespread adoration.

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The problem with jointly held property

Could joint tenancy, one of the most common forms of holding title to assets, lead to an estate planning disaster for your heirs? Joint tenancy, often called “joint tenants with right of survivorship,” is a form of holding equal interests in an asset by two or more persons. If one joint tenant dies, his or her share generally passes automatically to the other joint tenant(s) by right of survivorship.

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The Weekly Sociable Lawyer Round Up

The Sociable Lawyer Round Up features some of the best blog entries on e-lawyering from the past week. We’re always looking for new posts, so if you know any great […]

Rocket Lawyer news about business law

The Weekly Sociable Lawyer Round Up

The Sociable Lawyer Round Up features some of the best blog entries on e-lawyering from the past week.

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Senior Financial Planning: Talking Finances with an Aging Parent

The U.S. population is getting older. According to the Administration on Aging, people over age 65 represented 12.9% of the U.S. population in 2009 and that number is expected to […]

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Postpartum Depression in Men? Getting Past Stereotypes in Custody Cases

Attorney guest contributor Jason A. Weis discusses postpartum depression in men, parental stereotypes, and modern child custody and visitation arrangements. Psychologists at Eastern Virginia Medical School have recently found that […]