Mind your Own Business
December, 2016 - Issue #146
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A First-hand Account Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

"Dear Gerry: I was referred to you after my automobile accident. That was the darkest time in my life. I was lost after the accident and a friend suggested that I talk to you. You and your staff were very supportive and knowledgeable. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years but I did not know who to go to for help. Most doctors do not know how to treat patients involved in an accident. You walked me through the first steps to healing and referred me to medical professionals who could meet my needs. As a healthcare professional, I believe I have a unique perspective on medical care. I felt I was given a first class work-up and physical therapy geared toward my pain and strength issues. This allowed me to return to work. I was treated with dignity and compassion. You did much more than provide me with excellent medical referrals. You protected me from the assaults of the defendant's insurance company. It was quite an experience to see how the insurance company attacks the victim. I don't know what I would have done without you on my side. You anticipated their moves and I felt insulated from their machinations. I am awed by the settlement amount you negotiated for me. I wish everyone could have the benefit of you as his or her advocate. I pray for you and your family daily." Kay
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus 296-2992

The most Fun Place to do Business

There are few things more exhilarating than closing a major deal on a breathtaking par-72, 7,076-yard championship golf course. That's a daily occurrence at Valencia Country Club, where the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. course is the ultimate business backdrop. Close a different kind of deal when you take advantage of the Club's incredible financial incentives for membership. The best business move is also one your family will appreciate. Club members enjoy exquisite dining options, a coveted social calendar, state-of-the-art fitness center, special events and so much more. Call Missy Carter for details.
Valencia Country Club 799-1271

Insurance Tip of the Month
Keep your Receipts for Holiday Gifts and Home Improvements
Now is when some big spending is happening in houses across Santa Clarita. High-ticket gifts are being purchased and before-guests-arrive home improvements are in full swing. It's a busy, merry time of year - which means it's all too easy to get distracted and lose or misplace receipts and proof of paid invoices. Besides being essential for most warranties and repairs, receipts ensure that, in case the worst happens, you are able to get the most from your insurance company for replacement in the case of a claim. During these distracted months, make a practice to take a picture of your receipt with your phone as soon as the cashier hands it to you. This literally takes less than five seconds and can make all the difference if your product or home improvement is faulty or damaged in a fire, water incident or earthquake.
Wendy Collins of State Farm 296-2068

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Naming Guardians for your Minor Children

If your children are minors you've probably thought about who would raise them if for some reason you couldn't. It's certainly not an easy thing to consider but with a simple arrangement of a guardian in your will you can feel sure that, in the unlikely event you can't raise your children, they will be well cared for.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a guardian:

• Does the prospective guardian have a genuine concern for my children's welfare?

• Does the prospective guardian share my moral beliefs, ethics, values and principles?

• Is the prospective guardian physically able to handle the job?

• Does he or she have kids of an age close to that of my children?

• Can I provide enough assets to raise the children? If not, can my prospective guardian afford to bring them up?

• Would my children have to move out of the area to be cared for by this guardian?
If you're having a hard time choosing, take some time to speak with the person you're considering to name as guardian. Your candidates may be very willing to accept the responsibility, or their feelings about acting as guardian may help you decide. Call if you would like to learn more about naming guardians for your children, wills, trusts or estate planning.
Edward O'Hare, attorney at law, is with Group One Legal, PC. 284-5000

Heller Plastic Surgery Named "Best Plastic Surgeon"
After three years in Valencia and seven years in private practice, Heller Plastic Surgery was named "Best Plastic Surgeon" by readers of The Signal. Dr. Justin Heller, an Ivy-League educated board-certified specialist, has been named "Best Of" at all three of his office locations. 233-4949
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