When an adult gets overwhelmed, they’ve had years of experience learning how to cope with these emotions and self-regulate. But when a child gets overwhelmed, their limited experience with stress and anxiety can cause them to react in ways that only seem to make the situation worse.  As a parent, having to help an overwhelmed child can be equally as overwhelming for you. But if you’re able to take a deep breath and learn some effective assistance strategies, you may find that you’re better able to help your child and keep these situations a little more calm. To help you…

John LeBlanc of Manatt is a managing partner with the law firm who co-chairs the firm’s national health care group and co-leads its False Claims Act practice while also focusing on government investigations and litigation involving FDA, antitrust, consumer protection, contracts, patents and trademarks, unfair competition, IPOs, and other technical matters. In addition, the law firm represents clients throughout the United States in health care fraud cases. LeBlanc says that healthcare fraud is proliferating due to many factors, including pay-for-performance programs that are incentivizing employees to reach production goals by any means possible. He also says that the Department of Justice…

Most parents know they need to plan ahead for their child’s future college education, but few have a financial plan in place. The cost of four years at an in-state public university averages $35,000-$40,000 (not including books and living expenses). Private universities average more than twice that sum, while out-of-state schools can run even higher. For parents who enroll their children in a 529 plan, the savings have several advantages. First, you control the investment and can choose investments that are liquid and easily converted to cash if needed. Second, earnings on contributions grow tax-deferred –- no income tax on…

Gregory Pimstone, a health care lawyer based in Los Angeles and head of the healthcare law group at national law firm Manatt, calls for a substantial change in emergency room administration and reimbursement. He says that the process of determining payment for emergency medical care at an ‘out-of-network emergency room is devastating, especially when a patient visits a hospital that does not have a contract with the patient’s insurance company.  A Gap in the Law The law requires that they are taken to the nearest ER when one is injured, even if that ER is not contracted with the patient’s…

Running a business is complicated enough, so you wouldn’t want to face tax issues while you’re at it. Since it’s your responsibility to pay taxes, and you’ll be the one facing consequences if something is awry, it’s important to get it right each financial year. If you plan to file your tax return online, but you’re worried you might be in over your head, the following simple tax tips should help:   1. Automate Expense Tracking The good thing about using technology in business is that you eliminate the risk of human error. Recording your expenses can take a lot of…