California's Family Code requires that when there are contested custody or visitation issues regarding minor children, the parties must attempt to resolve their disputes through mediation before going to court to litigate the issue.
On many playgrounds, you will often hear the phrase "that's not fair." Those three words also have a huge impact in dispute resolution. That is because the principle of fairness is often overlooked.
My normal column provides practical advice and counsel to those in business, but there are occasions when it is important to stop and take a broader, more personal look at the world of work.
Twenty-five years ago, Costco opened its first warehouse store. At that time in the retail industry, selling annual memberships for the privilege of buying things was almost unheard of. The company has since grown to 544 locations in seven countries, employing 142,000 people and has annual revenue of $72.5 billion.
I do believe most of us are ready for 2008 to end and see some better New Year's resolutions in 2009, especially from our financial markets. Everyone I know is tired of seeing their 401(k) plan look like a 201(k).
An increasing number of Americans believe that a comfortable retirement may be beyond their reach.
As we approach year-end, there's still time to take action to lower your 2008 tax bill and add to your tax-advantaged retirement accounts. Listed below are a few ideas to get you started. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
In my most recent columns we've covered issues about improving your business and marketing, but today let's start right at the beginning.
It makes us, or it mars us, think on that,
As we all should be aware by now, the state of California finally has a budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. But have you had a chance to get into the details of how the state was able to raise revenues to cover its persistent budget deficit?
It's that time of the year again - property tax time.
The beginning of the new year is an excellent time to sit down with a professional to review your entire estate plan, including your trust, will, power of attorney, health-care directive, community property agreement and other documents intended to make sure your assets and personal needs will be managed according to your wishes. If it's been longer than a year, you're probably overdue for an estate-planning checkup.
So says Warren Buffet, the billion dollar investor, who is now buying US stocks. He said "A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful".
The year 2008 was a difficult one for most businesses, many having to downsize for economic reasons. Downsizing in this case means cutting expenses, reducing payroll and eliminating clients that could no longer afford to pay for products and services.
Terri Kabachnick is the founder of The Kabachnick Group a company focused on teaching service-oriented businesses how to develop customer loyalty through employees.
I've always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the winners.
Not yet using LinkedIn to help you find qualified professionals? You should be.
When we moved into our home, a row of six tall and bushy pine trees provided ample shade and privacy for our back yard.
Forbes reported that millions of employed Americans are switching employers each month.
Spring is here and many of us are busy cleaning out closets and dusting the cobwebs that may have accumulated during the winter. While you are taking on spring cleaning projects, consider taking a fresh look at your finances.
If there is one thing that makes me angry, it is the statement stuffed into my cable television bill telling me that the price I have to pay has gone up.
This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.
If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.