Smith Debnam has been named to the 2015 "Best Law Firms" in America rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Smith Debnam was recognized among the nation’s best for the firm’s reputation of "professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers."
We're pleased to announce that Brett Thompson has joined the firm. Brett is an elder law attorney with an established practice concentrated in all matters related to Elder Law, including estate planning, probate litigation, Medicaid planning, guardianship, and VA benefits. With the addition of Thompson, the firm strengthens its elder law and advocacy services – an area of law set to increase in demand as 70 million baby boomers race to retirement over the next few decades, many without enough savings to withstand a serious medical condition or prolonged illness.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), one of the federal government’s primary regulatory enforcement agencies under the Dodd-Frank Act, recently announced that it will expand the scope of its enforcement umbrella to begin overseeing larger non-bank auto finance businesses. This move comes on the heels of a report the CFPB released earlier in 2014 identifying discrimination by banks in their automobile-lending practices.
How to Successfully Co-Parent with Your Ex 10/14/2014
Divorce brings out the worst in people. No one knows you better than your spouse and no one knows what buttons to push more than your spouse. Inevitably, hurt feelings can linger for years after a divorce, and if left unchecked these hurt feelings can adversely impact your children. What if a spouse leaves the marriage for another person or because he or she just got tired of being married? How does one successfully co-parent with your ex?