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The Truth About Lifetime Spousal Support

By Don Schweitzer When actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans for divorce in June, the significance of their 10-year marriage became the focus of media attention. In the California Family Court a 10-year marriage is considered a long-term marriage and most expect that spousal support, if ordered, would be for a long…

Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Cecilia & Thomas
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Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Cecilia & Thomas

These two cuties are the only ones left from a litter of six. They will be adopted together and, hopefully, soon! They are little gray tabbies, almost identical siblings. Both of them are adorable, sweet, and cuddly, and, of course, very playful! Imagine them curled up on your bed, sleeping together with you on a…

Lifeline for Pets: Cats of the Week ‘Tien’ and ‘Meeshee’
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Lifeline for Pets: Cats of the Week ‘Tien’ and ‘Meeshee’

Adorable Tien is a male, flame-point longhair Ragdoll mix. His name means “Guarded Budda’s Golden Goblet.” Sister Meeshee is a chocolate-point snowshoe Siamese mix, and both of her front paws are polydactyl (have an extra toe). This fluffy girl’s name means “Sacred Protector of Water.” Meeshee is a bit timid at first, and looks to…

Lifeline For Pets Cat of the Week: Kayley
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Lifeline For Pets Cat of the Week: Kayley

Calico Kayley (Again!), Age 3 Dear Readers, this is the fourth time we have featured this beautiful calico girl, and we are praying–yes, even begging–for the purr-fect person to step up and adopt her so that her obesity can be better managed. What can we say to convince you that you won’t be sorry? 1. She is…

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A Pasadena Law Firm’s Vow to Protect Families

By Staff Writer   There’s nothing more rewarding than discovering your purpose. In the case of Don Schweitzer, founding partner and certified family law specialist at the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, his purpose in life is protecting families, which is no job for the faint of heart. Schweitzer, a former police officer turned…

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Estate Planning for Your Digital Legacy

By Alexandra Smyser What Happens to Your Digital Presence When You’re Incapacitated or Dead? I recently met a couple who were both digital artists. They each had their own computers that stored decades of digital art work. The husband jokingly said, “If something were to happen to me tomorrow, make sure you bury me with…

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When All Is Said and Dunn: Duel Memberist

By Bill Dunn   Most of us have a membership at one of the two major warehouse stores, Sam’s Club or Costco. I say most of us based on the absurdly long lines and ridiculous parking we are faced with every time we go there. I have been a member of both for many years….

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Powerful Empowerment

By Heather Backstrom, Ed.D. Empowering employees expands their skills and capabilities. It alsostrengthens their commitment to the company. Sometimes, though, managers are reluctant to empower their employees fearing loss of control, diminished authority,ordoubts that employees will make sound decisions. But, when done right, the many benefits of empowerment serve as the foundation of organizational success…

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