Choosing the right area of law to practice is difficult

All of those years of watching Law & Order made me want to put the bad guy behind bars.

Both my mom and my dad are lawyers. They always worked in an office downtown, inside a building that is 26 stories tall. When my sister and I were children, we visited them in the office. We always had fun during the visit and we planned on becoming lawyers one day as well. When my sister was in high school, she decided that she would follow a different path. My sister wanted to dance in the city ballet. She was really good. She went to college and studied modern dance, contemporary, and ballet. My sister danced in the city ballet for 25 years before she decided to retire and teach. I did go to college to become a lawyer. The first few years were easy, because I had a single goal in mind. Unfortunately, I started to waiver on the type of law that I wanted to practice. My mom and dad were corporate lawyers, but I didn’t see myself working with large businesses every day. It sounded like a great way to make money, but it didn’t seem like a rewarding or fulfilling day. My mom and dad were surprised when I decided to seek criminal law as a major. They were even more surprised when I went to work in the state attorney’s office. All of those years of watching Law & Order made me want to put the bad guy behind bars. I’ve been working as a criminal lawyer for the past 15 years. Most days, the job is very difficult. There is a ton of paperwork and lots of 16-hour days. Still, my choice to study criminal law was always the right one.

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The neighbor sues us for her dog bite

Last year, I had to hire a lawyer to help me with a civil litigation.

My neighbor and I share a fence.

The neighbor only has one dog, but my wife and I have three. The fence is in good shape, but there are a few areas that need repairs. When the neighbor brought their new dog home, tried breaking through the fence to get to our dogs. I told the neighbor this was going to be a problem and suggested that he reinforce the fence on his side. My dogs rarely spend any time on that side of the yard, so I knew the problem was on that side. There were clear scratch marks and chew marks on his side of the fence as well. The neighbor didn’t reinforce the fence and his dog came through one day and ended up in our backyard. One of my dogs bit the dog and we had a huge problem. The neighbor tried to sue us for the vet bills. They were expensive, but my wife and I did not feel like it was our duty to pay for the belt. When The Neighbor filed a lawsuit in civil court, my wife and I decided to hire a civil litigator. We didn’t want to take any chances. A friend of ours offered to help with the case. He tried to reason with the neighbor. We even offered to pay ¼ of the bill. The neighbor would not accept anything except full payment. When the case went to court, our lawyer fought hard and we won. The neighbor had to pay our civil litigator fees and all of the vet bill.

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Estate planning is very important for your family

No one in our family expected my husband’s mother to die in her early 70s.

She was healthy for the most part. She walked every morning outside and never smoked a cigarette in her life. She didn’t even eat red meat or foods that were high in cholesterol. Honestly, no one ever thought Mom to have a heart attack and die in her sleep. Our entire family was devastated by the news. It was apparent that my Mom was not expecting death either, because she did not have an estate planner or a lawyer. In fact, she didn’t have a will at all. My husband and I had a lot of trouble settling everything with the estate. It took 14 months before they released the life insurance. During that time, we had a lot of affairs to settle for my Mom. We had to retain an estate lawyer to help with some of the paperwork. Luckily, a friend of ours knew an estate lawyer from college. The estate lawyer talked to my husband and I about our own plans for the future and our house, cars, and stocks. My husband and I didn’t have a solid plan either, and the lawyer helped us prepare all of the documents. The estate lawyer handled everything and explained each part of the process with my husband and I. If something happens to one of us, we won’t have to worry about our estate, inheritance, or any other red tape paperwork. I think both of us rest more easily knowing we have a plan in place.

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Lawyers can be very expensive

My son was traveling on his bicycle when a car ran a red light and knocked him to the ground.

He was badly bruised on the arm, leg, and shin. The guy driving the car wasn’t paying attention to the traffic, and he completely missed the traffic signal turning red. My son didn’t go to the hospital, because he was already running late for work. The guy in the car gave my son his information, so he could replace the bicycle which was badly damaged. The next morning, my son was off of work and decided to call the phone number. The guy answered the phone and then proceeded to tell my son that he would not pay for the damaged bicycle. I was angry and so was my son. We decided to seek help from a lawyer. Most of the lawyers wanted up front money, so we had to search around for the right person to represent the case. When the lawyer took the case, they told us that the fees would come out of our settlement money. I didn’t bother to think how much the fees would amount to, since we didn’t have a lot of money to pay for the lawyer. The lawyer took 40% of the money that my son received from the case settlement. My son had enough money left over to pay for a new bicycle. He also had some additional money that we decided to put in a bank CD. The interest will be a bit higher than the bank, and my son won’t be able to touch the money for a specific period of time. I think that is a good idea, so he spends all of the money wisely.

 

 

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I can’t wait to make the switch

I have had all the fight and debate I can handle for a lifetime.

I simply have to pull the trigger plus make a decision. Ninety nine percent of my friends plus family have offered their more than one cents on what I should do. But, I only add to that by seeking other viewpoints. It’s simply just a form of putting off the inevitable. But ultimately, I have to decide if and when to upgrade my Heating and A/C unit. Our beach house is over 25 years old and I assume that the Heating and A/C proposal may be the original component installed while in construction. I’m not for sure. Now that we owned the home, I have had our heating plus cooling professionals perform preventive maintenance on the Heating and A/C component one time in the fall and one time in the Springtime. However, I have noticed lately that the energy bills are spiraling skyward because the Heating and A/C never switches off. It is also blatant that our heating plus cooling component is extremely old. I can’t even make out a SEER rating somewhere on the thing. However, the thing keeps running without much need for any repair. It just pains me so much to rip out an appliance that is still working. A sizable issue for upgradement is the whole R 22 ban. Our Heating and A/C component still uses this type of cooling. It will be pretty tricky to come by after the first of the year. I want to get ahead of that line because I picture there will be many homeowners ahead of myself and others trying to get a new heating plus cooling proposal installed. I’m at least sure of one thing. This is driving myself and others crazy. Maybe it will be best to upgrade the Heating and A/C component this fall.

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Upcoming changes in the HVAC department

I have had all the fight plus debate I can deal with.

Eventually I have to pull the trigger plus make a decision.

Most of my friends plus family have provided their more than one cents on what I should do. With that being said, I only add to that by seeking other points of view. It’s really just a form of putting off the inevitable. But ultimately, I have come to the decision when to update my Heating, Ventilation plus A/C unit. My house is over 25 years old plus I think the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C unit may be the original component installed while in construction. I’m not one hundred percent sure. Since we owned the home, I have had our heating plus cooling professionals perform preventive repair on the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C component once in the fall plus once in the Springtime. However, I have observed for the past few days that the energy bills are spiraling skyward because the Heating, Ventilation and A/C never shuts off. It is also obvious that our heating plus cooling component is very old. I can’t even make out a SEER rating someplace on the thing. With that being said, the thing keeps running without much need for any damage. It really pains me no end to rip out an appliance that is still working. A big issue for updatement is the whole R 22 ban. My Heating, Ventilation plus A/C component still uses this style of refrigerant. It will be somewhat frustrating to come by after the first of the year. I want to get ahead of that line because I can imagine there will be several homeowners ahead of me trying to get a new heating and cooling unit installed. I’m at least sure of one thing. This is driving me crazy. Perhaps it will be best to update the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C component this fall.

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When it’s time to replace a unit

I’m sure of one thing though

I have had all the fight plus debate I can handle for a lifetime. I simply have to pull the trigger plus make a decision. So many of my friends plus family have gave their multiple cents on what I should do. With that being said, I only add to that by seeking other viewpoints. It’s more or less simply a form of putting off the inevitable. But ultimately, I have to decide if plus when to replace our HVAC unit. Our condo is over 25 years outdated plus I suppose the HVAC plan may be the original unit installed during construction. I’m not totally sure. Since the two of us owned the home, I have had our heating and cooling professionals perform preventive service on the HVAC unit once in the fall and once in the Spring. However, I have noticed lately that the monthly bills are spiraling skyward because the HVAC never shuts off. It is also clear that my heating plus cooling unit is completely outdated. I can’t even make out a SEER rating anywhere on the thing. With that being said, the thing keeps running separate from much need for any repair. It just annoys me so much to rip out an appliance that is still now working. A massive issue for replacement is the whole R 22 ban. Our HVAC unit still uses this type of refrigerant. It will be truly hard to come by after the first of the year. I truly want to get ahead of that line because I imagine there will be more than 2 homeowners ahead of me doing all they can to get a modern heating plus cooling plan installed. I’m sure of one thing though. This is driving me crazy. Maybe it will be best to replace the HVAC unit this fall.

 

 

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Some tough homeowner choices to be made

I have had so much fight and debate I can stand.

I simply have to pull the trigger and make a decision. Most of my friends and family have provided their many cents on what I should go with. With that being said, I only add to that by seeking other viewpoints. It’s simply just a form of putting off the inevitable. But ultimately, I have to decide if and when to upgrade my Heating plus Air Conditioning unit. My home is over 25 years ancient and I think the Heating plus Air Conditioning unit may be the original unit installed while in construction. I’m not for sure. Since both of us owned the home, I have had our heating and cooling professionals perform preventive repair on the Heating and Air Conditioning unit once in the fall and once in the Spring. Anyways, I have noticed lately that the utility bills are spiraling skyward because the Heating and Air Conditioning never shuts off. It is also evident that our heating and cooling unit is very old. I can’t even make out a SEER rating anywhere on the thing. However, the thing keeps running separate from much need for any repair. It just pains me no end to rip out an appliance that is still toiling. A big issue for upgradement is the whole R 22 ban. My Heating and Air Conditioning unit still uses this type of refrigerant. It will be actually tough just to come by after the first of the year. I want to get ahead of that line because I am sure that there will be numerous homeowners ahead of me trying to get a new heating and cooling plan installed. I’m at least sure of 1 thing. This is driving me crazy. Maybe it will be best to upgrade the Heating and Air Conditioning unit this upcoming fall.

 

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Yes or No on Replacing Heating and Cooling Unit

I have had all the argument and debate I can stand.

I simply have to pull the trigger and make a decision.

Most of my friends and family have offered their two cents on what I should do. But, I only add to that by seeking other viewpoints. It’s really just a form of putting off the inevitable. But ultimately, I have to decide if and when to replace my HVAC unit. Our home is over 25 years old and I think the HVAC system may be the original unit installed during construction. I’m not for sure. Since we owned the home, I have had our heating and cooling professionals perform preventive maintenance on the HVAC unit once in the fall and once in the spring. However, I have noticed lately that the energy bills are spiraling skyward because the HVAC never shuts off. It is also obvious that our heating and cooling unit is completely outdated. I can’t even make out a SEER rating anywhere on the thing. However, the thing keeps running without much need for any repair. It just pains me no end to rip out an appliance that is still working. A big issue for replacement is the whole R 22 ban. Our HVAC unit still uses this type of refrigerant. It will be very hard to come by after the first of the year. I want to get ahead of that line because I imagine there will be several homeowners ahead of me trying to get a new heating and cooling system installed. I’m at least sure of one thing. This is driving me crazy. Maybe it will be best to replace the HVAC unit this fall.

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Saving money while using the HVAC unit

I just despise that mid summertime stroll to the mailbox.

I think just what awaits me.

It’s that dreaded envelope that I fear tearing open. The utility bill rests in my mailbox just taunting me. In our region, the Heating and Air Conditioning cooling is on nearly always for about 6 months. But, it is the summertime months that ends up making the Heating plus Air Conditioning run almost all the time in order to keep up with demand. This is why I dread seeing that envelope in the mailbox. So, I decide that this summertime I would get a bit more proactive about managing the Heating plus Air Conditioning load. After a good amount of research on the internet, I had a fully formed game system on how to hold the Heating and Air Conditioning use down during the worst heat of the year. So many things that I figured out was all on my own and aimed at lowering the utility bill due to Heating plus Air Conditioning use. For starters, during peak heating hours, I pushed the temperature control to above 70 degrees. Then, I made certain that our Heating and Air Conditioning air filter was changed every single month. The air flow is the main drive of a Heating and Air Conditioning heating and cooling unit. So, it is imperative that there is an unplugged flow through the return to the air handler. The restrained up air filter just forces so much more of an energy load on the Heating and Air Conditioning system. This is completely unnecessary. I then made sure every vent and air return were open and clear of any obstructions. Finally, I made sure there was no direct sun heating by incorporating shades plus curtains throughout the house. I am praying that these simple fixes will result in a nice savings on that ugly summertime utility bills.

 

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