Phyllis Law - December 2018

SUDOKU BREAK Solution on pg. 4

Law and Order — and Confusion Why You Need to Hire a Lawyer for Your Kids As a parent or guardian, you onlywant what’s best for your child. That’s why you should give them the best fighting chance after they find themselves in legal trouble. Instead of trudging through a legal minefield on your own, take the following advice and hire a lawyer. EXPERTISE You have to be the expert on your kid, but don’t force yourself to become a legal analyst overnight, too. Lawyers can help you make decisions that will best suit your child by offer- ing advice and a layman’s interpretation of legal jargon. Your lawyer can provide information on plea stipulations, diversion programs, and possible case-dismissal grounds. Your job is to love your kid through this tough time. Let your lawyer give you the guidance to do so. ADVANTAGE It’s difficult when someone you love is facing legal trouble. Unfortunately, some parents and guardians direct that frustration onto judges and prosecutors, making the cases for their children more difficult than they need to be. Again, lawyers have been trained. They are the experts when it comes to talking to other legal experts, and theywill be able to prepare you for what to say and do. Plus, some powerful and great diversion programs are only avail- able to kids with lawyers. That “in” with the legal systemwill give your kiddo a better chance at getting through this tough time. WAKE-UP CALL Maybe you’ve struggled to get your kid to understand the severity of their situation, or may- be they are struggling with addiction. Lawyers can offer you a third-party, expert wake-up call for your child. They have to be honest and straightforward about options their clients are facing, and theywon’t sugarcoat ways your child will need to prepare for court. Specifically, at our law office, we emphasize finding the real, deeper reason why our clients decided to break the law. We specialize in providing that wake-up call and getting your child the help they need.

Holiday Roast Prime Rib

Inspired by Food Network

Looking for an easy holiday roast that still feels elegant enough for the occasion? Look no further than this delicious prime rib flavored with garlic, thyme, and red wine.


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1 bone-in prime rib (6–7 pounds) 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 cups red wine 4 cups beef stock

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

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1. 30 minutes before cooking, remove roast from fridge and let sit until it reaches room temperature. 2. Heat oven to 350 F. 3. Make small slits in prime rib and stuff with slices of garlic. Liberally season with salt and pepper. 4. Place a rack inside a roasting pan and roast prime rib for 2 hours, until medium-rare. 5. To make au jus, place roasting pan with drippings from roast over 2 burners on high. Add wine and scrape pan as liquid reduces. Add beef stock and cook until reduced by half. Finally, sprinkle in thyme. 6. Slice roast and serve topped with au jus.

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