The Friday Five 11.15.19
What legal questions are families faced with after a wrongful death?
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough when they pass for reasons the family can understand. Even when there are not questions surrounding the person’s cause of death, you are most likely dealing with emotions of pain of losing the loved one, confusion at why they had to die, anger that you did not have more time to spend together, guilt that there was nothing you could do to prevent their passing, and worry that you may not be able to afford the expense of a funeral, burial, and gravesite. But when it is suspected that wrongful death could be at play, the stress only escalates since the family is now tasked with figuring out how to navigate a potential claim. This means:
- Determining the actual cause of death with an autopsy
- Figuring out who is going to pay the medical bills that surround their passing
- Dealing with the insurance company regarding the person who caused your loved one to die
- Finding out who can bring a claim for wrongful death on behalf of your loved one
- Learning how to open an estate
- Discovering what type of survival damages are even possible
An attorney can help you navigate all of these complicated tasks, to allow you and your family to focus on each other and the grief you are experiencing and protect your legal rights.
Houston’s best BBQ joints, according to Food Network
Nothing beats Texas BBQ and our family loves to enjoy a good, backyard party by grilling at home. But when we want BBQ but don’t feel like making it ourselves, it’s hard to choose where to go since there are so many options. That’s why we loved this list of the best BBQ joints in Houston, according to the popular food channel, Food Network. With world-renowned chefs running the shows on the network, it’s safe to say that these truly are the top picks in our area. What’s your favorite BBQ joint in town? Make sure to let us know!
How to recognize the signs of phone addiction in kids
Luckily our kiddos have a healthy balance of screen time and other, hands-on activities like building with Legos and creating art projects, but we are always watching out for signs that they are spending too much time on phones and tablets. This article from Parents magazine is discussed a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona that found cell phone addiction is linked to depression in teens and how to spot signs of such an addiction. Extreme reactions when being separated from their device, disturbances in sleep, constant switching between multiple devices, increased social challenges, and impatience, irritability, and inability to focus in school when separated from their device are all serious warning signs that parents need to be aware of. Google Digital Wellness and Screen Time for iPhone are two useful (and free) tools that can help limit time spent in front of screens and should be considered before your child is faced with a cell phone addiction.
Are you a business owner who wants to work less? Follow these six tips for working smarter
We all know the adage, “work smarter, not harder.” Technology has made this much easier to do, especially for business owners. This article from Inc.com shares six tips for entrepreneurs who want to work less but still be a part of their business and its growth. Hiring a virtual assistant, cutting back on meetings, and disconnecting at night are all ways to make it easier to “live your best life” and be sure to check out the article for the full list!
100 random acts of kindness list for kids will spread joy in and out of your home
Teaching kids to be kind is a lesson that we all want our children to take with them into adulthood. But pairing the mantra of “be kind to others” with ideas and actions is the perfect way to make the lesson actually stick. Random acts of kindness take it a step further by showing kiddos how to be kind in a proactive way, before anyone’s even looking. This list of 100 acts of kindness for kids is a great way to get them started and nearly all the tips are free to do. Print out the list and encourage your kids to check off an act of kindness each day and watch the joy spread!