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The Reasons For Black History Month
Posted on: February 27th, 2017
By Cari Jackson Lewis of Terri Hilliard PC Why do we celebrate Black History Month? According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, in 1926 Carter G. Woodson began “Negro History Week” (the precursor to Black History Month) in order to dispel the misconception that black people had made little impact upon the United States other than as a formerly enslaved people. At that time Dr. Woodson, a Harvard PhD, former sharecropper and the son of former slaves, sought to teach Americans — including African-Americans — about the contributions that people of African descent had made to American society and the world. ...
Protect Your Electronic Assets and Accounts
Posted on: February 16th, 2017
A while ago, we talked about protecting your digital assets, such as e-mail, video, photography, and social media accounts. Designating how you wish these to be handled upon your death is important, if those individuals you will leave the assets to will have any chance of accessing these assets....
Securing Your Documents, Securing Your Wishes
Posted on: February 7th, 2017
While we’re alive, we gather a library full of paperwork and access codes relating to such things as insurance policies, bank records, taxes, digital accounts, medical reports, personal property, and real estate and other assets. Protecting this kind of information is very important, but, surprisingly, many people forget to properly manage their documents and digital assets....
2016 Was A Year Of Unprecedented Loss
Posted on: January 4th, 2017
This past year has seen the deaths of many of our beloved icons, including entertainers, sportsmen, newscasters, historic leaders, and political figures. Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, George Michael, John Glenn, Muhammed Ali, David Bowie, Nancy Reagan, Arnold Palmer, Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson, Merle Haggard, and many others of note have left us, but they also left behind their legacies....
Hilliard Law Opens New Offices, Expands Services
Posted on: September 24th, 2016
Hello Friends – I have great news! Our firm has opened our fourth office at 600 Hampshire Road, Suite 211, in Westlake Village, CA. The new facility is now the headquarters for the Hilliard Law Center, which provides estate, elder care, and special needs planning services....
Introducing Marybell Estrada: It’s a Family Affair
Posted on: September 15th, 2016
Marybell Estrada, my new Firm Administrator is all about family. A proud mother of three, she also has eight siblings and 22 nieces and nephews. Now, I’m happy to welcome her as part of the Hilliard Law family of clients and associates....