Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin April 2018

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After spending a winter cooped up inside with your family, there might be a little tension between everyone. Fortunately, it’s spring, and the warm weather, melting snow, and blooming flowers offer a good way to ease restlessness. This season, why not bring your family closer together by starting a family garden?

whole family involved with a single project, and you can literally share the fruits of your labor.

Deciding on Plants

When it comes to deciding which plants you want in your garden, there are many variables to consider. Do you want to grow edible plants, ones that have magnificent blossoms, or ones that are easy to care for? Flowers are a good start if you want a plant that grows a little faster; plus, they lend a pop of color to your garden. Growing vegetables is also rewarding, as the kids will take great pleasure in eating what they’ve grown. Other possibilities include sunflowers, blackberries, peas, and lettuce. You might be surprised at how willingly children eat their greens when they’ve had a hand in growing them.

A Learning Experience

Nearly every step in the gardening process can be a learning experience for kids and parents alike. Begin by discussing where you should start and why, what supplies you’ll need, and the types of plants you want to grow. Gardening also offers opportunities to learn about science, ecology, and nutrition.

Collaboration

Gardening gives your family a chance to collaborate. When you’re stuck inside for long periods, you may be spending time together, but it’s usually not quality time. Working in a group to create and maintain a garden is a hands-on experience for everyone. It’s a chance to get the

Family gardens can bring something new and fresh to your home. So, get outside, enjoy the sun, and discover the joys of plants and gardening.

Welcome Our New Family Law Attorney: MICHAEL NASSER

We are excited to announce Michael Nasser as the newest attorney in our firm. Michael received his law degree from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While there, he participated in the disability clinic. Before law school, Michael attended Indiana State University, where he graduated with honors with a degree in marketing. Michael uses his legal expertise to help individuals receive deserved Social Security disability benefits and to help them navigate through challenging family law issues. Michael is being mentored by one of our own partners, Dennis Stark (who’s also Michael’s uncle). Outside of work, you can typically find Michael attending a sporting event — or at least discussing sports with friends and family. If not, he is probably at a concert. Michael is a huge fan of the Dave Matthews Band; he even travels across the country to see them perform. In fact, he is heading to Washington this fall to see them play a three-day concert at The Gorge. Somewhere between practicing law, watching sports, and attending concerts, Michael likes to enjoy a steak fresh off the grill. Maybe, just maybe, the firm will take him out to dinner for a steak to celebrate his employment with us.

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