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Make sure your beneficiary designations are heir tight (access required)

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An often-neglected area in the world of benefit plan administration is the beneficiary designation form. Many participants complete their beneficiary designations incorrect­ly because they don’t read the in­structions carefully or don’t under­stand the instructions. Beneficiary designation forms are often filed ...

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Posner on prose: writing advice from a federal judge (access required)

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Judge Richard Posner, the formi­dable jurist on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, recently pub­lished in the legal journal “Green Bag” a delightfully readable two-part article: “What is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judicia­ry, Yet Eminently Curable.” Some of ...

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Five lessons from working with divorcing couples (access required)

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Handling negotiations between di­vorcing spouses is not work for the faint of heart. I finish each work day after these meetings feeling emo­tionally exhausted and, at times, unclear as to what has been ac­complished. With more time and reflection, I ...

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Tracking child-related costs? There’s an app for that (access required)

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The cost of raising children includes many ex­penses beyond the day-to-day, from summer camp tuition to medical bills to algebra tutors. But between divorcing parents, disputes over incidental costs that fall outside regular child support responsibilities can escalate quickly. An ...

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Resilience: an often overlooked skill for success (access required)

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A recent study found lawyers have a rate of depression that is four times higher than that of the general population. The study also found lawyers have a rate of alcohol abuse that is three times higher than the general ...

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Consistency of client service not just for Fantasyland (access required)

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Go to a Disney theme park and you will understand the client experience. From the moment you touch their world until the moment you leave it, Disney wants you to have a uniformly high-quality, distinctively Disney time. A guest’s experience ...

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Being a good listener takes skill, practice (access required)

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Have you ever worked with someone who’s a poor listener? Probably you have: someone who never understands what you’re saying, who doesn’t seem to pay attention, who may even interrupt you constantly. Alternatively, you may have been surprised by a ...

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