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Ensure your Child's Summer Fun with Forms and Permissions

For many children, summer vacation is for fun and adventure. During the months from the beginning of June to the end of August, children may participate on sports teams, go to day camps, overnight camps, or enjoy vacations with friends or family. In order to ensure the health and safety of children while having summer fun, parents may need to fill out and sign forms and waivers. Here's what moms and dads need to know:

Don't Drink and Drive

With Memroial Day, the unofficial start to summer,  this weekend, comes summer fun -- barbeques and beer, champagne toasts at weddings and merriment at graduation parties. While we hope you have fun, please remember to be safe when having a drink and it is most important to not drink and drive.

Mother's Day/My Day

As I was sitting at basketball tournament for my daughter Margaret this past week and in between whistles and eager parents' cheering, I remembered that this coming weekend was Mother's Day/My Day. Where will I be? Where will you be? I immediately called my sister in New York, who is also a mom, to plan our Mother's Day gift to ourselves. When I say gift, it is not a new purse or a piece of jewelry, rather it is the gift of time. Of course, I still make it home in time on Sunday to see my family too!

VINSKO & ASSOCIATES: 'ONE OF THE BEST'

We're so proud that our firm, Vinsko & Associates PC, was chosen as one of the BEST law firms by the CITIZENS' VOICE. As we all know, there is no "I" in "TEAM" and the real congratulations go to our great attorneys and staff -- Brian Vinsko, Catherine Mihalick, Esq., CTFA, Paula Vinsko, Lynn Coleman, Paula M. Chaiken, Lisa Karuzie, Alison Myers, and Emma Brieling. And thank you to the Citizens' Voice and its Readers and our clients. - William E. Vinsko, Jr., Esquire

ENSURING YOUR PET'S CONTINUED CARE

Every day, you do your best to ensure that your pet is well-cared for and loved. You feed your dog nutritious food, give her an occasional treat, take him on long walks and cuddle with your fur-baby at night. Your cat also eats the best food and gets treats. You may even dance string in front of her. But have you ever taken the time to consider what will happen to your pet if something should happen to you?

LEGAL PLANNING FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS

Families of children with autism and other special needs may face overwhelming day to day struggles with their children, from finding non-irritating clothes to food that they'll eat to an appropriate educational setting. In addition to these daily challenges, parents also must take steps to ensure their children's future. There are legal avenues that parents can use - such as long-term planning, guardianship and special needs trusts - to protect their children.

Moving away as a single parent: Can you bring your kids?

Having kids is a great joy, of course. But if you're divorced, it can create complications if you want to move out of town. For example, imagine you get an amazing job offer in another state, but your child custody orders say that you can't move with your kids across state lines.

You could be out of luck if you want to take the new job. Then again, there might be a way for you to legally move -- even without the other parent's permission, in some cases.

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