For most people, pets are considered a part of the family. But what happens to them when the family splits up? Area attorneys tell us there are no special laws in place concerning pets during divorce, at least in Missouri.
Frontenac Bank has hired KIMBERLY WEISHAUPT as senior VP of business development, and NEAL ALSTER as the Investment Professionals’ financial adviser.
When you prepare for your retirement, the focus is making sure you’ll be taken care of. But, are you ready to take care of someone else—such as an aging loved one—during that time?
JERRY CRYLEN has joined Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, as senior director of development.
You want to be with your children on every holiday, every birthday and every weekend—but your soon-to-be-ex-spouse feels the same way. When deciding on a custody agreement, there may be areas where both you and your ex want different things. The question is: How do you know when to be firm and when to be flexible?
“There is tremendous joy at how complete the family is right now, it just didn't feel complete until we were together," says Scott Wells, starting center for the St. Louis Rams and father of six.
Story: Annie, a contestant on the reality TV series Looking for Love, is ecstatic when she outlasts the competition and receives a wedding proposal from the focal eligible bachelor Matt, taped of course for a later broadcast. Meanwhile, producer Josh informs Annie and Matt that they are legally obligated to keep quiet about the results until the show airs or they will forfeit their winnings.
STACEY ABELES has been hired as director of special events for the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter. She previously worked at Gateway to Hope and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.
The holidays are a romantic time—who would argue that? After all, the season’s gatherings are filled with good cheer, a few drinks and a healthy dose of mistletoe. But whether you’re planning your office holiday party—or just planning to attend—it’s worth a reminder that real life is not like Love Actually or When Harry Met Sally. Local attorneys shared with LN their advice for avoiding the pitfalls of too much holiday magic in the workplace.
We Climb Because They Climbed—that’s the tagline for the recent Clayton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, which invites participants to climb 110 flights of stairs (the same number as in the World Trade Center Buildings) to raise money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This year’s climb raised more than $55,000, honoring the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. Firefighters and paramedics completed the trek in full gear, wearing a picture of a firefighter who died in the attack. Monarch firefighter Nick Smith was this year’s top individual fundraiser. Pictured: Monarch firefighters team
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You’re newly single and itching to date. But, wait…should you? Area attorneys discuss how dating during a divorce proceeding can affect the outcome. Their overarching opinion? Wait until the divorce is final.
You can always tell when Oscar season has arrived. Films grow maudlin and tackle subjects like racism, genocide and human dysfunction. The Judge is early out of the gate for Academy consideration and packs a cast of lauded actors, a couple of whom have already made the trip to the dais. The film isn't perfect, but if you want to see some spectacular acting, this is your movie.
Points of Light, the country’s largest volunteer management and civic organization, recently awarded St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) with the Point of Light Award. St. Louis HELP loans home medical equipment to those in need at no cost. Last year, the organization loaned more than 4,000 medical items.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness and, until recently, there have been few treatment options available. Local citizens who have dry AMD now may help pave the way for a treatment breakthrough as subjects in an international study.
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More than 400,000 kids in the U.S. and almost 18 million worldwide await a forever home, according to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Despite an economic recession, the nation's net worth has increased by $23 trillion during the past 15 years, according to the Federal Reserve. And as Americans' financial assets grow, many may be asking themselves, Where should I invest my wealth?
No matter the size of a donation, when someone gives money to charity, they have some level of confidence that it will be used for a specific purpose. And that expectation only grows with the size of the gift, particularly if there’s a donor agreement in place. The book, Abusing Donor Intent: The Robertson Family’s Epic Lawsuit Against Princeton University, was written by Doug White, director for the Master of Science in Fundraising Management program at Columbia University. In it, he digs into a high-profile case where the donors accused the university of misusing their charitable gift. We asked the author about the case, its implications, and steps donors should take before giving their hard-earned funds—no matter how noble the cause.
They motivate, they educate, they inspire… A great mentor does many things to guide a mentee’s future. We asked three St. Louis attorneys about their invaluable mentors.
You’ve worked hard building your career, raising your children and accumulating assets. Now, you’re entering into a second marriage…Should a prenuptial agreement be part of the equation to protect these important parts of your life?
"You become the victim of identity theft just by living in the world," says Detective Andrew Soll, a certified fraud examiner with the Saint Louis County Police Department. "There are lots of things you can do to protect yourself. I shred all my statements and I'm really careful. But if Bank of America gets hacked--or the IRS gets hacked--then, your information is out. Or if your card was swiped at P.F. Chang's or Michaels, and it was sold on the Internet for $8--there are a hundred ways for your identity to be compromised."
It’s always hard seeing films with posthumous performances. I don’t mean watching a Jimmy Stewart classic or a Marilyn Monroe comedy. I mean watching Heath Ledger’s Joker or James Gandolfini in Enough Said. Here, we have Philip Seymour Hoffman (who died in February) in one of his final roles. Sadly, even his brilliant, charismatic performance isn’t enough to help this film.
Amsterdam has much to offer the early spring visitor. For tulips, head to the fabulous Keukenhof Gardens with 32-plus hectares dotted by more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.