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Client Reflection: Divorce & Being Better Off

NO ONE GOES INTO A MARRIAGE WITH A DIVORCE IN SIGHT AT AGE 42.  

By this time in your life you almost have your home paid off and a nice nest egg in 401k. Suddenly your life is turned upside down with unanswered questions, fear, uncertainty, worry, pain, and hurt.  How could the one person you trusted loved cheat on you and hurt you? 

There is no rule book to follow while going thru the most difficult time in your life. I don't wish this on anyone.  

MY STORY STARTS HERE.

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Nicolette Meade
Be Prepared: Establishing Your Contribution to Your Child’s IEP Team

You’re a part of a team. You expect the members of the school team to attend an IEP meeting having prepared. You may expect them to have a draft IEP with them. You will expect them to have their Present Levels of Performance ready to report and to suggest goals for the next IEP. You expect them to know your child and to be prepared to discuss his progress. 

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Ashley Barlow
Start Thinking About an Estate Plan

You know how you’ll never be inspired to work out, but if you actually put on your gym clothes and gym shoes, you are more likely to make your way to the gym? Try the same approach with your estate plan. Try making the following decisions and taking the following actions. Consider that to be equivalent to tying up your running shoes. It may inspire you to call an attorney the following week and to finally start drafting your estate planning documents!

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Ashley Barlow
Functional Goals in IEPs

If you ask parents of children with disabilities what they want for their children in the special education setting, you discover that, by and large, they want what parents of typically-abled children want. They want the best for their child. 

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Ashley Barlow