New York Fashion Week is Here and The Milford Hotel – A New York Hotel Announces a Special Offer to Attract Attendees to one of the Biggest New York Events of the Year

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2013

People attending New York’s Fashion Week or the many New York Trade Shows, events, concerts, or sporting events have numerous New York Hotels to choose from February 2013. One of the most popular New York Hotels to choose from is The Milford – formerly The Milford Plaza Hotel.

The Milford is located in the heart of Times Square and has an impressive offer with rates as low as $ 99.00 details include:

Times Square’s newest Guest Rooms, complimentary Continental Breakfasts for 2 Persons per room, per day from only $ 99.00 – $ 119.00. Stay dates between January 21 – February 28, 2013 – View Details or Book Now >

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Some say that whatever goes on in New York City, it happens with style and glam unlike anywhere else in the world. From February 7th to the 14th, Manhattan Hotels, Streets in New York City, New York Restaurants, and more will be crowded with models, A-list celebrities, media moguls, designers, buyers, sellers, and everyone else in the fashion industry when New York Winter Fashion Week 2013 comes to town.

For one energetic week in New York City, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Winter will dominate Manhattan. This Fashion Season is punctuated with enthusiasm for reaching overseas consumers particularly the Chinese and Japanese, who are proving to be big buyers of fashion, and are increasingly interested in U.S. labels.

Attendees of New York Fashion Week 2013 will walk a red carpet at the 60-foot-wide, 70-foot-high entrance behind the Metropolitan Opera House and David H. Koch Theater, into the lobby of a the 969-seat New York City Venue. The NYC Events daily happenings will be digitally projected on the walls, and the catwalks at New York Fashion Week 2013 will showcase the most anticipated fashions of the season.

This year, there will be just as many NYC Fashion Week shows at New York City Venues around Manhattan as there are taking place at the Lincoln Center. The schedule for NYC Events like New York Fashion Week 2013 are so full that sometimes there will be 3 or 4 collections showing at once.

For years, New York Fashion Week started on the second Thursday of February, but due to conflicts with Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks, Winter Fashion Week in New York will take on new dates until 2015.

Guests will see technology as an influential trend throughout the show, with models carrying laptops down the runway and designers making heavy use of computers to create and market their lines.

Manhattan Hotels, New York City Restaurants, and the Big Apple in general are braced to welcome and impress the fashion world. For the Fashion addicts who may not be able to attend an actual New York Fashion Show, can catch all the action on local channel TV 25, which devotes more than 150 hours of coverage to New York Fashion Week throughout the 7 days of the NYC Event.

About The Milford – A New York Hotel:

The Milford – A New York Hotel – is located in the heart of New York City, surrounded by Times Square, the Broadway Theater district, New York Restaurants and New York Shopping, the subway and New York City Tours.

This historic New York Hotel is undergoing an extensive $ 140 million renovation to include each of the 1,300 Guest Rooms and Guest Suites, Lounge, Fitness Center, Lobby area and all common areas of the Hotel.

Come see the best of New York and stay at The Milford Hotel the favored destination for a Times Square Hotel.

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New Member Transaction Report Program Now Underway By Dial An Exchange

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 19, 2013

Members of global timeshare exchange provider Dial An Exchange (DAE) now have a simple but effective way to review their travel history and future exchange status through an innovative new Member Transaction Report program.

The program gives DAE members access to an easy to use online review of their transaction history with the company from the previous five years, allowing them to keep track of everything from exchanges and use of bonus and rental weeks to the deposited weeks that are credited to their account.

Our members have really embraced the program, which is another leap forward in customer communication and demonstrating the ease of use of the DAE program, said Francis Taylor, CEO, Dial An Exchange. We are constantly striving to enhance our product and this is just the latest example of the attention to detail that we provide to our members.

This program is now fully operational in Australia, New Zealand and the USA and about to go live in South Africa as well as Asia though the three DAE offices located in China, India and Thailand. Members only need to have their email addresses currently registered on their DAE Member Account in order to access their individually prepared report at any time online, with the statement also sent automatically to them every six months via email in a proactive effort to keep members updated about their information.

Membership with DAE is free and allows timeshare owners the option to bank their week for free and request an exchange with no up-front costs. Payment is made only after an exchange has been confirmed.

For more information about how to become a member with DAE, please visit

About Dial An Exchange

DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company is approaching 450,000 members worldwide and is a truly viable option for all timeshare owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAEs robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for timeshare owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.

Membership benefits include a free membership option, Gold Advantage membership option, low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-Newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit


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Kentucky SSD Lawyer At The Frank Jenkins Law Office Warns That Record Number Of Applications For Disability Benefits Could Increase Delays

Lexington, Ky. (PRWEB) January 19, 2013

Lexington Social Security disability lawyer Frank M. Jenkins III today said that a record number of new applications for federal disability benefits last month could result in longer wait times, underscoring the need for applicants to work with experienced legal advocates.

Investors Business Daily reported that almost 90,000 workers signed up for federal disability benefits in December, marking the biggest monthly increase in the history of the disability benefits program.

With more people hoping to collect SSD benefits, there are likely to be even longer delays in getting claims for benefits reviewed, said Jenkins, founder of The Frank Jenkins Law Office in Lexington, Kentucky.

According to the Investors Business Daily report, economic factors are driving the increase in the number of applications for Social Security disability benefits. With slow economic growth and limited jobs, disabled individuals may be more likely to apply for disability benefits, rather than struggle — and fail — to find employment that is compatible with their disabilities.

It is easy to see why more people are applying for SSD, since disabled individuals need some source of income. This is what the program is there for, and it is a good thing that disabled people have this safety net available, Jenkins said. Unfortunately, more applicants can also create a situation where there are more claims than an already overburdened system can handle. The result is that many people may end up waiting for months to have their applications reviewed.

Jenkins said that this situation makes it even more important for applicants to do everything possible to make sure their applications do not get lost in the shuffle. Individuals seeking Social Security disability benefits must complete comprehensive applications and provide detailed records and information to the Social Security Administration. They must provide information about their work history, their current work status and their medical records. If any information is incomplete, it could result in a denied claim.

Our Kentucky Social Security disability lawyers work with applicants to complete their applications, ensuring that they include every piece of documentation that the SSA needs to review the claim, Jenkins said. We can make sure your application doesnt get delayed because you forgot to include essential details.

SSA statistics indicate that around 70 percent of initial benefits claims are denied. If a claim is denied, applicants have the opportunity to appeal. Appealing is essential because otherwise an applicant will lose the opportunity to receive benefits without starting the entire application process over from the beginning.

SSD claimants have a very limited time to appeal a denied claim, Jenkins said. It is very important to call a disability lawyer right away if your claim has been denied. You need to take action. An appeal is your best chance of getting benefits, and you do not want to miss the deadline.

Jenkins said having experienced legal counsel becomes even more important during an appeal. The appeals process is complex, especially if you have to take your case to a hearing. You need a legal professional to fight for you, to keep things moving and to vigorously pursue your case so you dont end up out in the cold with no benefits, he said.

While the increasing number of applications may make it harder for claimants to recover the SSD benefits they deserve, Jenkins said qualified applicants should not give up. Get the help you need from an experienced Lexington Social Security disability benefits attorney like those at The Frank Jenkins Law Office to ensure that your application gets fair consideration, he said.

About The Frank Jenkins Law Office

Frank M. Jenkins III founded The Frank Jenkins Law Office, based in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1997 with one primary goal in mind: providing legal help to Kentucky residents entitled to Social Security Disability benefits or those who have suffered serious personal injuries because of the fault of others. During the firms 15 years in practice, it has handled Social Security disability matters on behalf of individuals living in metropolitan Lexington and throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, including Berea, Georgetown, Nicholasville, Richmond, Paris, Versailles, Winchester and nearby communities. The firms disability benefits practice areas include Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), long-term disability and short-term disability benefits. The firms office is located at 631 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 (local phone (859) 389-9344). To learn more, call 1-800-WORKERS or use the firms online contact form.

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Gary DePersia Rejoins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network

(PRWEB) January 19, 2013

Gary DePersia, a prominent real estate agent in the Hamptons, has rejoined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network. This exclusive circle of leading real estate agents is invited to bring opulent estates and luxury properties to Haute Living readers. DePersia has had a hand in over $ 1 billion worth of real estate transactions and has closed over 250 of his exclusive listings. Haute Living Magazine will feature DePersia as an exclusive Haute Living Real Estate professional.

About Haute Living Real Estate Network:

Haute Living Real Estate Network specializes in selecting top real estate professionals, creating the most prominent directory for exclusive listings. The network website is an online destination for all things real estate-related and features daily blog posts providing up-to-date news on affluent markets and real estate developments. Access all of this information and more by visiting

About Gary DePersia:

Starting in 1995 on the East End with the legendary Allan Schneider Associates, now the Corcoran Group, Gary DePersia has participated in more than a billion dollars of real estate transactions with over 250 of his exclusive listings sold and closed, as well as matching hundreds of his own buyers and renters with the right properties. His inventory is currently more than $ 400,000,000 including Bridgehampton’s incredible Sandcastle residence, Shelter Island’s 36 acre water view horse farm known as Paard Hill, Water Mill’s Mecox Bay estate Rose Hill Point as well as over a dozen new construction projects. Gary is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. Repeatedly listed as a top broker for the last 10 years, in 2008 he was Corcoran’s top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units. In November of 2008, the Wall Street Journal recognized Gary as the 4th top ranked broker by sales volume in the US with transactions over $ 202,000,000, a list he has made since 2007; including being ranked #11 Nationwide in 2012 with over $ 186M worth of sales volume.

Benchmark transactions include: being the listing broker on the highest priced land transaction ever in Bridgehampton (2007), the listing broker on the highest priced residential sale north of the highway in East Hampton (2009) as well as being the selling broker for the most expensive single family residence to ever sell north of the highway off the water in the Hamptons ($ 20+M, 2005). In 2011, Gary was both the listing and selling broker for the 55 acre water front oasis Tyndal Point, which at $ 36M, was the highest price ever paid for a residential property north of the highway as well as the largest single transaction on the East End for that year.

Based in the East Hampton office, Gary has built a business that stretches from Southampton to Montauk and from Sagaponack to Shelter Island, made possible by the addition of 4 licensed associates. A well-rounded broker, he is as comfortable assisting renters to find a modest summer cottage as he is showing one of his spectacular multi-million dollar listings. This diversity has made him a favorite of NYC brokers and others out of area looking to refer their clients. Gary is one of the East End’s most prolific advertisers. His exclusives can be found regularly in local, national and international publications. He has appeared frequently on Plum TV and NBC’s Open House NY where he has profiled his listings and has commented on market trends.

To Learn More: Visit Gary DePersias Haute Real Estate Profile

Colorados Leading Cannabis Business Experts, Clover Leaf Consulting Hosted A64 Only Cannabis Video Symposium Series Third Event Thursday January 17th 2013.

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 19, 2013

On November 6th, Colorado passed Amendment 64 being the first U.S. state to regulate recreational cannabis in history. The passing of Amendment 64 has raised hopes of expanding marijuana business opportunities and tax revenues. In fact, the first forty million dollars annually will go to fund education. This historic event has generated excitement across the country, but also holds many questions on the implementation of a substance transitioning out of prohibition. This has a direct impact on current and future cannabis business owners.

The Cannabis Industrys projected value is between $ 3 – $ 4 billion with an influx of Ganjapreneurs and investors seeking to capitalize on this major opportunity. Due to the fact that it is a black market legitimizing itself out of prohibition, the industrys growth could be exponential with the passing of national legalization and implementation in the coming years. This does not take into account the ample business opportunities being developed for industrial hemp. Colorados Cannabis Community has not only helped educate patients and validate the efficacy of medical cannabis, but it also created and stabilized a medical cannabis business model as well, says Villano. “I believe HB1284 & Amendment 64 will eventually find common ground for regulation, offering tremendous business opportunities, investments, educational programs, job training and generate large economic stimulation in Colorado.”

The A64 Symposium will be highlighted into two segments.

THC DUI 7:00-7:45 pm

Since Colorado’s historic vote to legalize the regulation of recreational cannabis we have been unsure of the repercussions that would come from first time system errors, and miseducation for our leaders. We have fought this unreasonable bill tooth and nail and guess what…its back. Join Clover Leafs CEO Chloe Villano along with Mike Elliott, Esq., Sean McAllister Esq., Anne Toney P.C., Professor Daniel Rees, and The Colorado Department of Transportation as we discuss the THC DUI.

“Regulated Rules Task Force Update” 8:10 pm – 9:00 pm

The “Rule making” Govoners Task Force has been meeting all week long. We have been uncertain of our transitioning process as we expand the Cannabis Industry in Colorado, open more businesses, and make changes to our existing systems and procedures. What can we expect? What can we do? Join Clover Leaf’s Chloe Villano, along with our diverse panel of experts from the leading industry groups as we discuss the task force update and first draft development of the rule making process for Colorado’s regulated marijuana laws. Speakers include Bob Dill, Warren Edson, Robert Corry Jr, Meg Sanders, and Mike Elliott.

With the current legislative rules in flux, its important to get all the latest facts, figures as well as network with fellow industry professionals. Therefore Cloverleaf Consulting has provided the Industry manditory Information by hosting the following Amendment 64 Cannabis Business Symposium event series. This is the third event in the series. Clover Leaf will hold the Cannabis Business Symposiums the third thursday of every month at Casselmans. Future Symposium dates include: February 21, March 21, April 18, May 23, and June 20, 2013.

Previous Clover Leaf Amendment 64 Video Symposium Series can be viewed here.

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Bob Dorfman and Hal Davis Announced the Formation of Economic Development Incentives Inc. to Serve Real Estate Owners who are Eligible MA Brownfields Tax Credits

Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013

Boston, MA: Bob Dorfman, president of Dorfman Capital (“DORFMAN”) and Hal Davis, president of New England Economic Development, Inc. (“NEED”) and an attorney who serves in an Of Counsel capacity with the Boston law firm of Davis, Malm & DAgostine, PC, announced the formation as of January 1, 2013 of Economic Development Incentives Inc.

Economic Development Incentives Inc. is a joint venture between Dorfman Capital (“DORFMAN”) and New England Economic Development (“NEED”) established to serve real estate owners who develop brownfield sites and are eligible MA Brownfields Tax Credits. Together since 2009 DORFMAN and NEED have qualified over 70 projects for MA Brownfields Tax Credits representing over $ 70 million of tax credits originated and sold.

The principals of Economic Development Incentives Inc. are Bob Dorfman and Hal Davis. They bring a unique blend of legal, tax credit finance and economic development experience having structured and raised several billion dollars of financing.

Bob Dorfman, CEO of Economic Development Incentives Inc. stated, “Hal Davis and I identified this market niche in 2009 because the MA Brownfields Tax Credit program was underutilized and not understood by potential users. We went on a massive campaign to educate and service real estate owners as well as tax credit investors, who could both benefit from the program. The results for our clients have far exceeded expectations.”

Alliance for Women in Media 2013 Board of Directors Announced

McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013

The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce its 2013 National Board of Directors. Kay Olin, President, Local Focus Radio, will serve as the National Chair. The 2013 Board will convene on January 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for its first Board meeting and then will participate in judging the 2013 Gracie Awards on January 26 and 27.

The Alliance for Women in Media has an ambitious agenda ahead of us. From our Symposium Series to the Gracie Awards, which will be hosted on both coasts for the first time, AWM is actively engaging, recognizing and promoting women in media, said Olin. I am excited to work with such a talented and committed group of media professionals to accomplish our goals this year.

Serving as Chair-Elect of AWM is Kristen Welch, Senior Vice President of Global Content and Long Range Strategic Planning, Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD. The Treasurer is Sarah Foss, Executive Vice President, Sales & Client Services, Encompass Digital Media, New York, NY; the Treasurer-Elect is Carol Grothem from Minneapolis, MN and Past Chair is Valerie Blackburn, Market Controller for CBS Radio/General Manager for KFWB Asset Trust in Los Angeles, CA.

The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large: Christina Anderson from Silver Spring, MD; Lori Conkling, Executive Vice President, Distribution, A+E Networks, New York, NY; Cyndee Everman, Vice President, DW/BI, Care and Marketing Tools, Time Warner Cable, Charlotte, NC; Nancy Giles, Contributor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc., New York, NY; Sandy Girard, Vice President, Brand Management and Development, SiriusXM Radio, New York, NY; Carol Hanley, Chief Sales Officer, Arbitron Inc., Chicago, IL; Annie Howell, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications and Media Relations, Crown Media Family Networks, New York, NY; Kimberly Maki, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Web Strategies, Bright House Networks, Orlando, FL; Janet Noll, National Sales Director, Rural Media Group – RFD-TV & Rural TV, Omaha, NE; Deborah Parenti, Executive Vice President of Radio, Radio Ink, New York, NY; Roni Selig, Senior Executive Producer/Director, Health, Wellness and Medical Unit, CNN, New York, NY; Keisha Sutton-James, Vice President, ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc., New York, NY; Christine Travaglini, President, Christal Radio, New York, NY; and Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, NAMIC, Inc., New York, NY.

I believe the nominating committee and our membership selected the best possible group of talented, accomplished and smart women to help lead our organization into the future, said Erin M. Fuller, CAE, AWMs president. Their leadership is critical to AWM continuing to empower career development, engage in thought leadership and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

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About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community whether type of media, job or global location that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America

Stryker Plan to Expand in China Troubling After Estimate of $390M to Deal With Hip Recall, Rottenstein Law Group Notes

(PRWEB) January 17, 2013

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by various companiesincluding Stryker Corpis curious about Strykers plan to purchase a Hong Kong company in order to expand operations in China.

According to a Reuters report, Stryker Corp will pay $ 764 million to acquire Trauson Holdings Co Ltd, a Chinese company founded in 1986. Trauson makes spine devices and products for trauma surgeries. The Hong Kong-based company had sales of about $ 60 million in 2011. China is viewed as one of the fastest-growing markets for orthopedic products.

The acquisition announcement comes soon after an announcement that the company estimates the recall of two of the companys Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices that began last June will cost $ 190 million to $ 390 million for patient testing and treatment, new surgeries, lawsuits and insurance payments.

How much Stryker spends on buying other companies is its own business, said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, as long as it reserves enough money to compensate victims who are awarded damages after trial. And if Stryker is indeed planning to expand in China, we can only hope that it will do so responsibly. Meanwhile, anyone who has been injured by a defective hip device should speak to a lawyer.

RLG maintains a Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Center to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information about the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. The devices were recalled in early July 2012 because the devices are prone to fretting and corrosion, which can cause the recipients tissue around the implant to swell and become painful. The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to link to its sites from their own blogs and web sites to spread information about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.


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Divorce Attorney Experts at Heath-Newton LLP Provide New Tips and Answers to Frequently Asked Alimony Questions

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

Going through the divorce process can be a confusing and stressful time. Questions regarding alimony can further complicate issues and increase confusion. The divorce attorneys at Heath-Newton share their answers to commonly asked alimony questions in California.

1. How is the Amount of Alimony Calculated?

In the early stages of divorce, a formula is usually used to calculate alimony. The most common formula takes 40% of the higher earners income and subtracts that by 50% of the lower earners income. Issues such as mortgage interest payments, health insurance costs, and property taxes may increase or decrease the amount of alimony.

Once the initial stages of divorce have been completed, courts typically do not use that formula but instead use their discretion to apply the law under California Family Code Section 4320. Under this code, courts will examine factors such as the marital standard of living,; earning capacity of both spouses; marriage duration; age, education, and health of the spouses; periods of unemployment; and so forth. In the case of long-term spousal support, courts can exercise greater discretion in the amount of alimony that will be awarded based on the circumstances of both parties.

2. How Long Must Alimony Be Paid?

Under California law, the duration of a marriage is a determining factor in awarding spousal support. A marriage of 10 or more years is considered a long-term marriage and in such cases, courts have the discretion to award spousal support for a fixed period, either for an indefinite amount of time or with a conditional termination date. Either may be subject to modification depending on the circumstances.

On the other hand, a marriage of less than 10 years is considered of short duration. When such marriages are dissolved, the standard period of spousal support is half the length of marriage. In other words, if a couple is married for six years, alimony would be paid for three years.

However, the duration of an alimony award is also subject to the judgment of the courts and may be modified under circumstances such as unemployment, remarriage, salary increases and so forth.

3. Can the Amount of Alimony Be Modified?

Unless there is a non-modifiable support clause in the marital settlement agreement, the amount of alimony paid can be adjusted if circumstances change.

An example of a changed circumstance would be if the party paying alimony loses his or her job. In such a case, that party may ask to have the amount of spousal support adjusted to reflect the current situation.

At the same time, if the party paying the spousal support has a significant increase in income, the other party receiving alimony may be entitled to higher payments.

4. Do Alimony Payments End with Remarriage or Cohabitation?

Most marital settlement agreements or court orders stipulate that alimony payments end upon remarriage of the receiving party or the death of either one.

The negotiated agreement between the two parties will determine if alimony payments end in the event of cohabitation. That said, cohabitation can serve as the basis to argue for reduced alimony if the receiving party is being supported by the current partner. However, the legal experts at Heath-Newton caution that this argument should not be relied upon as it is rarely effective.

5. Can Alimony be Paid as a Lump Sum Versus a Monthly Payment?

Alimony can be paid in a lump sum, an attractive offer for people who want to make a clean break or who anticipate higher earnings in the future. If alimony is paid as a lump sum, the amount may be discounted on a reasonable interest rate that is agreed upon by both parties or ordered by the courts.

For more information about California alimony matters and similar issues, consult with one of the qualified family law attorneys at Heath-Newton. In addition, Heath-Newton is staffed by lawyers who are experts in all facets of family law if you are looking for the following: child custody attorneys, estate planning attorneys, probate attorneys, trust attorneys, and others. Email info(at)heathnewton(dot)com or call 415.398.1290 for more information.

About Heath-Newton LLP

Heath-Newton LLP specializes in family law, asset protection and estate planning services. Based in San Francisco, their boutique firm has earned a reputation for managing their clients cases well, reaching successful resolutionsand minimizing costs and disruption to their clients lives.

They have handled a long list of family law cases, including a broad range of issues facing new families (such as domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, adoption and more), as well as divorce, asset division, child custody and child and spouse support. They also have extensive experience in San Francisco estate planning, wills, probate, mediation, living wills and trusts.

Collectively, their attorneys have thousands of hours of experience, allowing them to be both efficient and effective. They are guided by a practical approach that emphasizes avoiding litigation to minimize costs and disruption; however, they can and will be fierce litigators when all other strategies have proven ineffective. For more information visit their website at To discuss a situation with one of their attorneys, please call them at (415) 398-1290.

Thousands to Gather in Downtown LA at the Famous St. Vibiana Cathedral on Saturday for EarthWEs Festival A Green Term, Mr. President

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 16, 2013

Saturday, January 19th, two days before the Inauguration of President Obama, EarthWE will host an important, innovative pre-Inaugural message to the President event in support of environmental groups fighting against global warming and aiding victims of Hurricane Sandy.

A Green Term, Mr. President is a free event to bring people together in a festive atmosphere from noon to midnight. The evening features the Grammy Award-winning world fusion rock group, Ozomatli at 7 pm, followed by two exciting spectacle performance groups, Nudigenous Performance Art and Kaya Experience, plus Jon Marie Macks Auradrone feat musical celebration and the band Love in the Circus, with DJs Imagika and Stephan Jacobs elevating the dance party to Inaugural-best levels.

Earlier in the day 100 local artists will paint on 100 canvases their vision of a Green Term. Proceeds from the paintings will go to benefit environmental groups and Hurricane Sandy relief. A number of influential artists will be taking part in the live painting, including some of the well-known CBS graffiti artists such as Mear One, Bleek, Ryoe, Dycpher, and Owie, in addition to other celebrity artists including Plasticgod, Septerhead, Tuckercash, Angry Panda, and more. All of the Paint The World You Want paintings created at the event will be exhibited at an official invite-only after-party hosted by art LA at Bergamot Station on February 12. For more information visit

There will be a special afternoon Earth Harp Yoga experience in which the exquisite venue of St. Vibianas Church will be transformed into a giant musical instrument.

A Green Term, Mr. President features groups such as Environment California, Global Green USA, Natural Resources Defense Council, Music For Relief/Power The World, Amazon Watch, Coalition For Clean Air, Kids vs. Global Warming, and others that are taking action on climate change issues and supporting practical measures for a more sustainable future. The event is intended to encourage President Obama to announce that fighting climate change will be a high priority in a committed green second term.

A Green Term, Mr. President is a “Towards Zero Waste” event, certified by the CRRA (California Resource Recovery Association

During the event, 1,000 free tickets will be given away to guests who indicate they want to attend EarthWEs follow-up May 19 event devoted to creating a mindset of peace in the world. Just as this pre-Inaugural party, A Green Term, Mr. President, supports co-sponsoring environmental organizations, so EarthWEs May 19th event will honor peacemaking organizations under the banner theme of Peacetime. At Peacetime, as in this event, more than 100 artists will paint their vision of the peaceful world theyd like to see by day, followed by a memorable concert.

A Green Term, Mr. President is free, but capacity is limited. To guarantee access to the event, people should register at All in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win two VIP tickets to Global Green USAs Pre-Oscar Party on February 20th in Hollywood.


Driving Directions: From either direction on the 110, take East 4th St. EXIT 23B. Go straight east on 4th St for 0.6 miles, then turn left onto Main St. – 214 South Main St. is 0.2 miles on your right

Parking: There are public pay lots available on Main St., just south of and directly across the street from the church

Public Transportation: Red Line: Civic Center; Gold Line: Little Tokyo

Bus Lines: DASH A & D; MTA 30, 330, 33, 733, 83, 92, 728, and more

Though there is ample parking surrounding the venue, everyone is encouraged to carpool, ride his or her bike, or take the metro to this GREEN event. A secure section for bikes will be provided in the lot next to the Vibiana.

More About EarthWE:

EarthWEs primary goal is to make good-cause and philanthropic involvement more rewarding and fun that it has ever been. EarthWE promotes volunteerism with a new level of mass participation backed up by a dynamic technology platform, one that matches people with volunteer and mentoring opportunities and publicizes philanthropies and non-profit organizations doing important work.

EarthWEs online platform will allow thousands of non-profit organizations to post their causes whether locally, nationally or globally oriented and gain prominence via EarthWE member support to give them more exposure and more supporters and potentially to become one of the select organizations chosen to benefit from EarthWE events and advertising.

For more information on EarthWE, visit

For up to the minute updates from EarthWE follow them on Facebook at and Twitter- @EarthWE.

Media Contact: Kelley Coughlan, Melrose PR, Kelley(at)melrosepr(dot)com, (310) 450-7960,