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United States of America is one of the most legally sound countries in the world. It has stable laws and regulations in each and every sector which makes it a socially desirable place to live in. This is one of the reasons why most of the residents living there are happy.

California is one of the regions which have strong family laws. Divorce is pretty much common in this area due to certain reasons. Given it commonality, most individuals tend to seek divorce on their own. It is a complex and technical task this is why there are few things to take into account.

From having divorce forms in California to evaluating the financial documents, here are some tips that every couple must follow:

  1. Have a proper understanding

It is important to comprehend the extent of marital estate, even before consulting a lawyer. Marital estate is essentially a composition of debts and assets acquired by the couple during marriage. At the time of divorce, marital estate is divided equally between husband and wife. It is imperative to understand the nature of these estate before heading for a divorce since it can have important implications.

  1. Gather financial documents

During marriage, one of them is normally responsible to maintain all the important financial documents such as tax returns, deeds, brokerage accounts, loan documents and all other sorts of financial information. Before filing a divorce, it is essential to have access to this information. This can help in evaluation of the future financial needs. Make sure you are aware of the total net worth before proceeding.

  1. Custody consideration

Custody of the minors can become an issue during the divorce. This is why it is important to keep track of all the relevant information. Ask questions like:

  • Who is the primary care-giver?
  • How much does the other parent interact with the minor?
  • Who takes the child to medical appointments?

Make a list of all the needs to the minor. This can help you gain the custody of minor during the case proceedings.

  1. Avoid posting on social media

This point is critically important especially if custody of the minor is an issue. Social media issues can be a concern when evaluating custody. This can be an issue in the court. Social media uploads come under the category of discoverable evidence. It is better to keep all the related information up to yourself only. It is the minor’s best interest that marital break-up is not at all disclosed on social media.

  1. Make future financial decisions

Once the spouse has been made aware of the break up, plan ahead for all the financial possibilities. If the spouse leaves the home, are there enough funds to meet all the regular requirements? Look whether it is preferable to create a separate bank account before divorce. Take all the financial considerations into account before you head toward a lawyer for filing divorce. Make sure this point is not at all undermined.

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Tom and Michael D’Angora, Tim Guinee and Joe Iconis Are Back To Save The West Bank Cafe

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Steve Olsen, has his band of Merry Men with Tom and Michael D’Angora, Tim Guinee and Joe Iconis. In 2020, with a GoFundMe and a a star-studded Christmas Day Telethon they raised $345,422 (the target was $250,000). This year they are back with GoFundMe page and are in the midst of planning a star-studded gala event to assist with fundraising.  They have raised $18,755, but are looking for $850,000.
Steve Olsen has stated “Our business quadrupled last week since we announced our closing, There is a movement to keep our doors open a little longer.”
This is Tom D’Angora’s pitch on GoFundMe
Four years ago, we came together as a community and created a miracle to make sure that The West Bank Cafe/Laurie Beechman Theatre would survive the pandemic. Now Michael D’Angora, Tim Guinee, Joe Iconis and myself are asking you all to come together to create one last miracle so The West Bank Cafe can not only survive but THRIVE.
For 46 years West Bank Cafe has been a popular theater district haunt. It has been a launching pad for countless musicians, actors, comedians, and writers — a “must visit” for tourists, a “go to” for locals and a perfect spot for a business meeting, a pre-theater meal or after show drinks with friends.
The road post-pandemic has not been an easy one, but Steve Olsen and the incredible staff at The West Bank Cafe have soldiered on and sacrificed to keep the Cafe afloat. Unfortunately, the challenges have become overwhelming and without our help, our beloved Cafe will close for good in late August.
There were many factors that have led to this situation, but the largest and most unjust was that The West Bank Cafe was overlooked for the RRF grant, which is the reason most restaurants were able to make it post-pandemic. To make matters worse, due to an unfair and ridiculous technicality they were also denied the SVOG. Either of these grants would have made it possible for The West Bank to flourish over the past three years. Being denied both has resulted in the current situation.
It is left up to us as a community to once again step up and take care of our own. The West Bank Cafe will turn 50 in four years, and we must make sure that we are able to toast Steve, eat risotto balls together on the day of the iconic venue’s golden anniversary.
The West Bank Café is more than a restaurant and performance space. So many of us have celebrated birthdays, weddings, opening nights, closing nights, Tony wins, Tony losses, and everything in between there. Everyone is treated like a VIP when they walk through those doors.
The West Bank is home to The Laurie Beechman Theater -a legendary venue that is as vital to the New York theater scene as any Broadway house or Non-profit theater. There are less and less rooms in Manhattan for artists to birth new work in a safe and supportive environment. The loss of the downstairs performance space at the West Bank would be devastating to the community.. The Laurie Beechman is more than a beloved cabaret, it is an important piece of New York City theatrical history.
It is the stage where Joan Rivers performed her final set. It is the room where the original cast of Sunday in the Park With George rehearsed. It is where the Tony Award-winning play Side Man debuted, where Aaron Sorkin’s first two works were produced, where Lewis Black and Rusty Magee cut their teeth, Where countless Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and MAC Award-winning artists have developed new pieces. So many stars have not only played but have been born at the Laurie Beechman Theater.
What is more clear than ever is that this restaurant does not just belong to Steve and Janet, it belongs to all of us. It is truly our Westbank Cafe and I believe we can once again pull off a miracle TOGETHER.
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Maximizing your solar energy savings: Tips from experienced contractors

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Maximizing your solar energy savings can seem like a big task, but it doesn’t have to be. Experienced solar energy contractor has plenty of tips to help you make the most of your solar panels without breaking a sweat.

Want to lower those electric bills and make your home greener? Read on to discover simple and effective ways to boost your savings with solar energy.

Choose the Right Solar Panel System

Choosing the right solar panel system is essential for maximizing your savings. You need to consider factors such as the size of your roof, your energy needs, and your budget. Working with experts, like those premier solar company since 2014, can guide you to the best choice.

They can help you understand the different types of panels available and select a system that suits your home perfectly. This way, you can ensure you’re getting the most value and efficiency from your investment.

Optimize Panel Placement

To get the most out of your solar panels, it’s important to optimize their placement. Make sure your panels are positioned to capture the maximum amount of sunlight. This usually means placing them on a south-facing roof.

A solar technician can help you find the best angle and position. It’s also crucial to keep your panels free from shadows, like those from trees or nearby buildings.

Regular checks and maintenance can ensure that nothing obstructs their exposure to the sun. By optimizing panel placement, you can significantly increase your energy production and savings.

Leverage Incentives and Rebates

One of the best ways to save money with solar energy is by taking advantage of incentives and rebates. Government programs offer many financial incentives to help you offset the costs of installing solar panels. These can include tax credits, grants, and cash rebates.

Commercial solar companies can also guide you on leveraging these benefits. They often have the latest information on available incentives and can help with the application process. By using these incentives and rebates, you can reduce your upfront costs and see quicker returns on your investment.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your solar panels working efficiently. Start by cleaning your panels to remove dirt and debris that can block sunlight. It’s best to do this at least twice a year. Also, check for any damage or wear on your panels and wiring.

A quick inspection can prevent bigger problems down the road. If you notice anything unusual, call a professional for help. Keeping your panels in top shape ensures they will generate the most energy possible. This simple routine can boost your savings over time.

Smart Energy Usage

Smart energy usage can greatly enhance the benefits of your solar panel system. Start by using energy-efficient appliances in your home. These use less electricity and help you save more. It’s also a good idea to use appliances during the day when your solar panels are producing the most energy.

This reduces your reliance on the grid and maximizes your savings. Additionally, consider installing a smart thermostat to better control your heating and cooling. Small changes in your daily habits can lead to big savings over time.

Learn All About Solar Energy Contractor

In conclusion, saving with solar energy can be easy when working with the right professionals solar energy contractor. Make smart choices, maintain your panels, and use incentives to see quick financial benefits.

With these steps, you’ll enjoy lower bills and a greener home. Always consult with your solar energy contractor to get personalized advice and keep your system running smoothly.

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NYC Restaurant Weeks Is Here With Three Pricing Option

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On Monday, July 22 through Sunday, August 18, 2024 Restaurant Week returns. This bi-annual event was created in 1992 to offer prix fixe menus to allow New Yorkers to eat at the city’s most coveted restaurants. Hundreds of restaurants across all five boroughs are participating this year with a 2-course lunch, 3-course dinner, or both. There will be a trio of pricing options for $30, $45 and $60. The deals run Monday-Friday, as Saturday is excluded as is Sunday to certain restaurants.

If you have a preregistered Mastercard you will receive $10 back for in-house dining transactions of $45 or more.

Menus and reservations can be found here.

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A Weekend In The Hamptons With Holistic Health Fair, Store Opening, Oyster Farms and Art Party

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Every weekend in The Hampton’s it’s not what to do, but which to do. We decided to join Cristina G Cuomo’ s Purist for its third annual health fair in Southampton and experience the best in wellness. From top concierge practitioners of Eastern and Western modalities, to clean beauty, sustainability and nutrition, this was one terrific event to attend.

This year’s participants included: Boiron, Ecotone New York, Flyte, Bellantz, Cancer Culture, Rejuvenation Health, reactIVate, STANDwellness, Boxed Water, Biography, Post House, Cocoon and Hive, Mrs Momma Bear Workwear, Juice Press, evolvetogether, Figaro Apothecary, Hamptons Aromatherapy, Tahuu Chocolates, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Filienna Filigree Jewelry, Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart, The Erickson Method, bySILKE, Dr. Lea Lis, and  Happy Coffee by Robert Downey Jr. 

One of our favorite things was flyte. I have been wanting to create a floating Orgone and this just may be part of my answer. They also had a bed that vibrated to music and heals, that was highly effective.

I also loved the infra red light therapy by STANDwellness, the energizing clothing by Cocoon and Hive, CBD Chocolates by Tahuu Chocolates. The crystals and healing modality by Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart and the amazing massage by Linda. Thank-you as my shoulder was really in pain.

Next onto BIBA’s store opening with Ilene looking fabulous, with the store’s manager. BIBA, has returned to the East End to showcase its collections, featuring an eclectic melange of clothing from both local and European designers. During the years of 1995 to 2010, BIBA held locations in East Hampton and Southampton Village, and has continued to serve customers in South Florida, with a Delray Beach location, ever since. Now open in Southampton Village, BIBA is frequented by celebrities, visitors, and locals alike, and aims to bring a VIP shopping experience to all. Snowbirds can rejoice knowing the store will have locations in both Southampton and South Florida.

John Nicolas, of Mudford Farms in East Hampton Shuckers, grows oysters and populates the waters to clean and make a healthier water and a healthier dish by filtering the water in the biggest way he knows how. Currently incubating about 1 million oysters in this facility alone.


Finally Rick Friedman and his wife is Cindy Lou through a fabulous art party with fireworks, a band and of course art.

All photo’s by Roger Sichel

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park Part Two

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106.7 LITE FM’s brought Disney to Broadway in Bryant Park. We brought you the video and now the pictures so you are there.

Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Ben Jeffrey

The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

Charissa Hogeland

Charissa Hogeland

Chad Burris

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

Michael James Scott

Adi Roy

Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

106.7 Lite FM’s Hosts-Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

Chad Burris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

 

 

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