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Sheri Bankston Joins Hoffman Divorce Strategies


I know that for many in divorce the issues of finances can be the scariest part of the divorce process.

Hoffman Divorce Strategies is pleased to announce that Sheri Bankston has joined the Louisiana based firm. Sheri is an accounting professional and will work with clients to provide financial recommendations and strategies to clients that are going through the divorce process. “I know that for many in divorce the issues of finances can be the scariest part of the divorce process”, said Bankston. “I hope to bring some peace of mind to our clients that they can have a post-divorce financially secure future.”

Before joining Hoffman Divorce Strategies, Sheri Bankston was Vice President of Operational Excellence of Alliance Safety Council, a multi-million dollar organization. Sheri was a key contributor to the organization’s budget and key performance indicators. She received a BS in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1993 and passed the CPA exam in November 1993. She joins Hoffman Divorce Strategies as a CPA inactive and is in the process of reactivating her license.

“We are pleased to have someone with Sheri’s knowledge and background to join our firm”, said Andrew Hoffman, CEO of Hoffman Divorce Strategies. Hoffman Divorce Strategies is based in the New Orleans area and serves divorce clients throughout Louisiana. The firm provides clients and their attorneys with defensible financial reports for use in negotiations or in the courtroom. Hoffman Divorce Strategies is also known for their expertise in preparing QDRO’s for the division of retirement assets.

To learn more about Hoffman Divorce Strategies visit http://www.hoffmandivorcestrategies.com or call (985) 276-4320.

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New Oregon Law Firm Opens: Focusing on Peaceful Divorce


Patrick Ward proficiently and comprehensively understands the law, not only as it pertains to his client, but as the law pertains to all litigants in the courtroom.

After many years litigating intense child custody cases, Patrick G. Ward, Attorney, has opened Clarity Law LLC., a law office in Portland, Oregon focused on family law including Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Child Custody, Adoption, and other family law matters in the Portland and Northwest Oregon area. Mr. Ward has been practicing law for 18 years and has extensive experience on how to guide people through the rigors and struggles in facing stressful legal challenges.

“Patrick Ward proficiently and comprehensively understands the law, not only as it pertains to his client, but as the law pertains to all litigants in the courtroom,” says The Honorable Cathleen B. Callahan, Circuit Court Judge. “This ability to avoid the narrow view allows him to offer well-rounded legal advice and options to the parties and the court. Patrick consistently exhibits these skills with a friendly, direct approach that is refreshing and is consistent with his demeanor in court.”

Since 2002, Mr. Ward has been involved in hundreds of hearings concerning parental custodial rights. Mr. Ward is keenly aware of the trauma children and parents have due to the legal system. He recognizes that child custody battles between two parents usually fail to benefit the child and that families need support during emotionally difficult disputes. His goal is to ensure families involved in disputes can resolve their issues in a way that minimizes the emotional trauma to the family.

Clarity Law LLC. offers families a variety of legal services, but focuses on Collaborative Divorce, especially in child custody situations, family mediation, and adoption.

When you need legal help with major, life-impacting decisions, you need an attorney who will listen, thoroughly examine the facts, and provide the best possible solution to you and your family. Clarity Law provides all family law services and practices in Portland and Northwest Oregon. For more information contact Clarity Law at (503) 957-7491, info@claritylawllc.com, or visit http://www.claritylawllc.com.

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Universal Life Church Ministries Wins Legal Victory in Battle with Tennessee


ULCM shield and laurels logo in front of an outline of the state of Tennesee and the US Constitution

The Universal Life Church Ministries won a significant legal victory against the State of Tennessee in their ongoing legal battle over the rights of ministers who were ordained online.

The Universal Life Church Ministries, just before Christmas, earned a significant legal victory in its ongoing battle against the state of Tennessee.

The Universal Life Church Ministries, just before Christmas, earned a significant legal victory in its ongoing battle against the state of Tennessee.

In his most recent order in the case (No. 2:19-cv-00049), Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Northeast Division granted that the lawsuit may continue against the Tennessee State Attorney General Herbert Slatery III and the Clerks and District Attorneys for Rutherford, Williamson, Putnam, and Hamilton Counties.

In June of 2019, the ULCM and a collection of its ministers sued several officials across the state of Tennessee after they began to enforce a law passed by the Tennessee State Legislature that explicitly barred ministers who were ordained online from solemnizing valid religious wedding ceremonies within the State. Almost immediately after filing the suit, the ULCM was able to secure from Judge Crenshaw a restraining order blocking the new law from taking effect.

In a letter sent to its Tennessee-area ministers this week, the ULCM stressed that despite the efforts made by the State to “gum up the works” in the prolonged case they “…remained committed to defending [the] Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms,” of their ministers in Tennessee and elsewhere.

The Universal Life Church Ministries is a religious organization based in Seattle that has ordained more than 20 million ministers. It is perhaps most famous for its provision of ordinations, and various other religious services, over the internet. The ULCM was founded on the principle that “we are all children of the same universe” and encourages that its ministers abide by only two tenets: “1. Do only that which is right.” And “2. Every individual is free to practice their religion in the manner of their choosing, as mandated by the First Amendment, so long as that expression does not impinge upon the rights or freedoms of others and is in accordance with the government’s laws.”

The Universal Life Church Ministries and its ministers are represented in this case by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

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Brian D. Perskin Joins The Exclusive Haute Lawyer Network By Haute Living


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Brian D. Perskin

At Brian D. Perskin, & Associates P.C., we have the experience and skill necessary to protect your family. We also understand the difficulties and confusion that the majority of family law cases present.

Brian D. Perskin, a leading Divorce Law attorney in the New York City, NY area, has joined the exclusive Haute Lawyer Network by Haute Living.

The Haute Lawyer Network, well known for its exclusive and luxurious lifestyle publication Haute Living, is privileged to present Brian D. Perskin as a member and expert in his field.

ABOUT BRIAN D. PERSKIN

While many divorces and cases can be settled amicably, it is to your benefit to have a lawyer stand up for you and your children. At Brian D. Perskin, & Associates P.C., we have the experience and skill necessary to protect your family. We also understand the difficulties and confusion that the majority of family law cases present. That is why our team of professional attorneys strives to provide each individual client with the knowledge, communication, attention, and dedication they deserve. We value our clients and we fight for successful case results.

Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. has handled numerous newsworthy divorce and family law cases, and Brian D. Perskin himself has been quoted by various news outlets.

Specialties: divorce law, child custody, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, high net worth cases, equitable distribution, mediation.

Visit Brian D. Perskin’s Haute Lawyer profile: https://hauteliving.com/hautelawyer/member/brian-d-perskin/

Visit Brian D. Perskin’s website: http://perskinlaw.com/

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Las Vegas Global Wine & Spirit Awards Announces Best of 2020


“This year’s winners truly show that we honor the best, whether that bottle is from a boutique brand from a lesser-known region or a large, globally known brand. All that matters in our competitions is what’s in the bottle.”

On December 14, 2020, Las Vegas Global Wine & Spirit Awards proudly announces our 2020 winners for the year.

These winners were picked from over 750 entries from around the world. Our competition proudly attracted incredibly diverse wines from many varietals and regions as well as spirits from Whiskey, Vodka, Scotch, Tequila and more from distilleries around the world — a truly global selection.

Our judges are chosen as the most respected, knowledgeable and diverse court of experts who passionately devote their professional lives to studying the excellence of adult beverages throughout the world.

Las Vegas Global Wine & Spirit Awards Founder and Executive Director Eddie Rivkin shares:

“This year’s winners truly show that we honor the best, whether that bottle is from a boutique brand from a lesser-known region or a large, globally known brand. All that matters in our competitions is what’s in the bottle.”

This year’s competitions proudly boasted bottles from 6 different continents, all vying for top honors in the top wine & spirit marketplace in the world – Las Vegas.

Executive Director Eddie Rivkin continued:

“2020 has been an incredibly tough year for so many. I’m proud our competition survived, persevered and was able to honor this year’s best. I’m incredibly excited to honor and share our winners with the world!”

Our full list of awards is located on our websites:

https://www.vegaswineawards.com/awards/

https://www.vegasspiritawards.com/awards/

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New Movement Launches to Restore an America Fractured by a Contentious Election, Racial Unrest, Covid-19, Unemployment & Other Struggles


Now that the transition to a new administration has begun in America, an innovative digital movement is bringing together Jewish, Catholic and Evangelical Christian thought leaders in an effort to help America overcome the fractures that divide us, from flawed political leaders and racial injustice to Covid-19 and much more.

The Joshua Project is a new digital media platform focused on disseminating the wisdom of the Hebrew Bible — The Old Testament — the original collection of scriptures that form the basis of the world’s monotheistic religions and also played a central role in inspiring America’s moral framework.

“The election may be settled, but there remains much contention in America,” said Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm, founder of The Joshua Project and chief executive of Bnai Zion, a nonprofit organization that has supported educational and humanitarian projects in the United States and Israel for over a century.

“This contention has given us a golden opportunity to teach people about the heart of America’s moral nature: the Hebrew Bible,” Lamm added. “This is the Bible that played a major role in the birth of America; it inspired the Pilgrims and the Founding Fathers. It is our founding moral document no less than the Constitution is our founding political document, and we are excited to bring it to Americans young and old in a way that is relevant for them today,” added Lamm.

When the platform fully launches in late December, The Joshua Project will include an array of content — videos, podcasts and more — exploring how the Bible continues to inform our lives on a range of issues from politics, psychology, pop culture, the importance of community, love and relationships, alcohol use, higher education, peace in the Middle East, and much more. Current content includes a weekly podcast, Good Faith Effort, a curated video series about the Bible and Politics, as well as a series of Compelling Conversations with notable speakers including:


  • Bishop Kenneth Ulmer: will speak about Black Lives Matter and faith, and how the covenantal tradition can elevate our fractious national conversation about race

  • New York Post editor and Catholic thinker Sohrab Ahmari will discuss how faith can facilitate personal, political, and national rebirth

  • Acclaimed author and professor Karen Swallow Prior will talk about how to remake our culture and our politics

“We know that the Bible continues to transform the daily lives of many Americans; six out of ten say that being engaged with it has greatly improved their relationships and the way they treat others,” said Lamm. “Yet, the number of Americans who use the Bible is decreasing by double digits. That is why we are launching The Joshua Project: when people are engaged with the Bible, good things happen.”

The Joshua Project is named after Joshua, the central figure in the sixth book of the Bible, who became the leader of the Israelites after Moses’ death. “We chose to name this initiative after Joshua because there is a strong parallel between his story of bringing about the re-foundation of his people and America’s current challenge. We are at a crossroads and it’s time for us to renew the covenant and re-declare our commitment to our founding values. It’s this energy of rebirth and excitement — entering a new land, starting anew – that The Joshua Project hopes to capture.”

Anyone interested in learning more can sign up at https://thejoshuaproject.com/.

About The Joshua Project:

The Joshua Project is a new user-supported-digital platform designed to offer a scriptural point of view on American life, culture, history, and politics to a wide array of audiences. Featuring compelling videos and podcasts by some of the most original thinkers and teachers active today, it offers an entertaining and edifying take on how the Hebrew Bible, America’s moral founding document, continues to impact every aspect of our lives today, bringing together Americans from different faith traditions and creating new coalitions and collaborations.

About Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm

Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm is the founder of The Joshua Project and the creator and host of its Good Faith Effort podcast. He’s one of the youngest leaders of a major Jewish organization in the country, serving as chief executive of Bnai Zion, which has supported educational and humanitarian projects in the United States and Israel for over 112 years. Rabbi Lamm is a Princeton-trained historian of religion (Ph.D.), whose writings on faith and the public square have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tablet Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, and The Jewish Standard.

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Dr. Deborah Hollimon’s newly released “Educating Children on Divorce” helps young children understand the implications of divorce


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“Educating Children on Divorce”: an illuminating read for children that lets them understand what divorce is and how to deal with it through this wondrous tale about a kid whose parents are separating. “Educating Children on Divorce” is the creation of published author Dr. Deborah Hollimon, a family nurse practitioner with a doctor’s degree in nursing.

Dr. Hollimon shares, “Enjoy reading with your child this book entitled, Educating Children on Divorce. Also look out for the book entitled, Children on Death. Thank you.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Dr. Deborah Hollimon’s new book is a brilliant creation that gives children a platform to relate on various life issues such as divorce in an easy-to-understand way.

With this book, children can find comfort as they talk about such issues with adults.

View a synopsis of “Educating Children on Divorce” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Educating Children on Divorce” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Educating Children on Divorce,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Headshots by The Light Committee Launches Online Booking Service


Upon access, customers will see many options for types of headshots that include actor studio, business professional studio, creatives studio, modeling digitals, outdoors / natural light, studio and outdoors, and location lifestyle sessions in Los Angeles County.

Headshots by The Light Committee, an award-winning Los Angeles area headshot studio, has implemented an online booking service directly accessible via the main company website at https://headshots.thelightcommittee.com. It allows convenient online booking for the most common headshot categories.

The booking system is available from many pages on the studio’s website with an easy to find “book now” button or link. Upon access, customers will see many options for types of headshots that include actor studio, business professional studio, creatives studio, modeling digitals, outdoors / natural light, studio and outdoors, and location lifestyle sessions in Los Angeles County. This serves many professionals that include actors, business professionals and corporate teams, creative professionals, doctors, models, dancers, musicians, real estate agents, and all other professionals.

Upon selecting a headshot type, users may be prompted to add certain options and can then continue on to select a time slot. Bookings can be made with as little notice as around 18 hours to up to two months in advance. Customers in need of immediate same-day service can contact the studio directly.

Once a time is selected, the customer will provide basic contact information and then pay the deposit or for the session in full, if they prefer. Confirmations are provided via text message or email, including receipts, cancellation options, and appointment reminders. Cancellations must be made with at least 24 hours’ notice and a cancellation policy is made available.

Complete details about how a session works can be found on the website via the full-featured FAQ. In addition, customers are encouraged to contact Rafael, photographer, directly with any additional questions or to discuss a shoot. Contact information is available on the contact page.

Rates for headshot sessions currently start at $125 for one look and one retouch. Two looks and retouches are currently $150, and so on. Customers receive all the usable photos from the session too, just without retouching, and as basic JPEG files.

About Headshots by The Light Committee

To learn about the studio, visit the Google listing: https://g.page/Headshots-By-The-Light-Committee?we. Headshots by The Light Committee, 699 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA, 91205, serves greater Los Angeles. Customers can call or message 1-818-300-9434 with inquiries. The studio offers headshots for actors, business professionals, models, authors, dancers, musicians, and all other professionals. From more than 1,200 photographers researched in 2019, Expertise.com rated this studio as being in the top one percent best portrait photographers in Los Angeles, and in the top 10 in Glendale for 2020. More information can be found at the company website.

Note: The Light Committee is a service mark of a California S Corporation. Whether noted or not, references to other certain words or names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All images produced are protected by U.S. Copyright Law.

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GiftstoIndia24x7 Redefines Flower Gifting, Curates An Array of Options of Flower Arrangements For Its Users


To ensure that the essence of love is not lost because of distance, GiftstoIndia24x7, the most preferred NRI gifting portal has gone above and beyond to ensure that users have a wholesome gifting experience. They recently added a specialized section for flower arrangements on the portal. To elevate the flower gifting experience, GiftstoIndia24X7 has added a variety of flower options for their users to Send flowers to India.

To elevate the flower gifting experience, GiftstoIndia24x7 has added a variety of flower options for their users to Send flowers to India. From roses, orchids to carnations and gerberas, the portal offers its users an array of options and makes sending flowers in India a seamless experience. To provide a hassle-free user experience, GiftstoIndia24x7 has bifurcated flower gifting into categories such as by design, by flower type and by combo types. To offer the best experience, they also offer combos of Cake and flower delivery in India.

In addition to delivering flowers to India, the portal recently added over five thousand personalized gifting options for its users. Ever since its inception, GiftstoIndia24x7 has strived to make every occasion special by offering Gifts and Flowers delivery in India with exclusive delivery options like same day delivery and midnight delivery. This one of its kind gifting portal has partnered with gifting start-ups across India to amplify the gifting options and to make every occasion truly memorable for all those who live far away from their special ones by providing easy access to Send flowers and gifts online India.

The portal also has a great range of offerings for Diwali, Rakhi, mother’s day, father’s Day, etc., hence making them the one stop destination for gifting needs. GiftstoIndia24x7.com goes one step ahead to enhance user accessibility and offers 24 hours customer service throughout the year to serve users across all time-zones while making them feel closer to home by timely gift deliveries. Along with metropolitan cities, the portal delivers products across Tier II and Tier III markets including 1500+ locations in the country and living up to its commitment of spreading the joy across boundaries.

With a strong distribution network and great partnership ties and options like same day delivery and midnight delivery, the platform is the perfect place to send gifts.

About GiftstoIndia24x7.com

Established in 1999, GiftstoIndia24x7 is India’s premier gifting platform specially curated for the gifting needs of non – residential Indians. The e-commerce portal offers its users about 20,000 gift options for multiple occasions along with same day delivery and mid-night delivery options. The e-commerce platform has the largest distribution network and delivers to 1500+ locations in India. The platform boasts of a 24X7 customer service support which gives customers across the globe a personalized gifting experience.

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