The Transformative Power of Family: Carissa Haning’s Career and Motherhood Journey

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The Billable Mom with Cari Rincker, Episode 12 In this episode of The Billable Mom, Cari Rincker speaks with Carissa Haning, an estate planning attorney and owner of Haning Law Office. Carissa shares her journey of balancing a demanding legal career with the challenges of motherhood, including her experience with international adoption and returning to the legal profession after a …

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Balancing Your Busy Professional and Family Lives with Liya Hussman-Rogers

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The Billable Mom with Cari Rincker, Episode 11 In this episode of The Billable Mom, Cari speaks with Liya Hussman-Rogers, Partner and Attorney at Lietz & Hussmann Rogers, LLP Attorneys at Law. Today, she brings her legal expertise to the forefront of environmental justice, advocating for sustainable practices and policies. Here are this episode’s key takeaways Liya’s Background: Liya Hussman-Rogers’ …

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How Remodeling Your Home Could Impact Your Estate Plan

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Spring is associated with renewal, and as the weather gets warmer, many homeowners turn their attention to renovation projects. Each May, the home remodeling industry and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) celebrate National Home Remodeling Month. In 2023, over 17 million home remodeling projects are expected to be undertaken in the United States. Between planning, permitting, and construction, …

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Mastering the Working Parent-Child Relationship with Manu Brune

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The Billable Mom with Cari Rincker, Episode 10  In this episode of The Billable Mom, Cari speaks with Manu Brune, a parent-child relationship specialist who is also certified in pediatric sleep and potty training. Manu is also founder of Beyond Birth Basics, where she offers comprehensive support to parents at various stages, focusing on developing emotional intelligence in children, …

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Sometimes Stuff Is the Most Important Part of Your Estate Plan

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Most people usually think about who will receive their retirement and bank accounts, life insurance proceeds, real estate, and other valuable possessions upon their death. However, a person’s personal property (their stuff) can also be a source of value that needs to be addressed. When looking to start or continue your estate planning journey, ask yourself the following questions about …

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Should You Share Your Estate Planning Details With Loved Ones?

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When you decide to create a comprehensive estate plan, there are many things to consider. One is whether to tell your loved ones about your plan and how much information to share with them. Estate planning can be a complex and sensitive matter, so your choice may depend on your unique relationships with loved ones and your family dynamics. Sharing …

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3 Examples of When an Irrevocable Trust Can—and Should—Be Modified

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Did you know that irrevocable trusts can be modified? If you did not, you are not alone. The name lends itself to that very misconception. However, the truth is that changes in laws, family, trustees, and finances can frustrate the trustmaker’s original intent when the trust was created. Or, sometimes, an error in the trust document is identified. When this …

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Balancing the Scales: Motherhood and Law with Quinn Dalan

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The Billable Mom with Cari Rincker, Episode 09 In this episode of The Billable Mom, Cari speaks with Quinn Dalan, an attorney and the executive director of Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services, a legal aid nonprofit organization. Quinn shares her journey from law school to becoming a “billable mom,” balancing a demanding legal career with the responsibilities of motherhood. Tune …

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Do Not Leave Your Trust Unprotected: 6 Ways a Trust Protector Can Help You

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Trust protectors are commonly used in the United States. Essentially, a trust protector is someone who serves as an appointed authority over a trust that will be in effect for a long period of time. Trust protectors ensure that trustees maintain the integrity of the trust, make solid distribution and investment decisions, and adapt the trust to changes in law …

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Testamentary Trusts: The Best of Both Worlds

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You have several different options when it comes to creating the right estate plan. Some people believe that a revocable living trust is the best way to go, while others think that a last will and testament (commonly known as a will) is best under certain circumstances. Others may find that a combination of both—through the use of a testamentary …

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Ask Cari: How the New Corporate Transparency Act could Affect Your Small Business

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Small businesses have been rushing to better understand the implications of the newly enacted Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), which entered into effect on January 1, 2024.  The CTA applies to over 32 million businesses in the United States, including many companies that filed a document with any secretary of state office.  The CTA includes a new reporting requirement for small …

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Navigating and Balancing the Complexities of Work and Family Life with Amber Miller

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The Billable Mom with Cari Rincker, Episode 8 In this episode of The Billable Mom, Cari Rincker speaks with Amber Miller, a partner at Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP. Amber helps clients with agricultural and business law matters, specializing in  property rights and real estate, entity formation and corporate law, contract drafting and negotiations, while also assisting clients with federal …

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