People are usually surprised to hear that during my 20+ years of family law practice, I regularly counsel ambivalent individuals and couples not to end their marriages. Or, at least to delay their decision, and not pull the plug impulsively.

Many individuals don’t quite understand what the term “probate” means, but they have an idea that “probate” is something that they should avoid. Probate is the legal process by which assets of a deceased individual are distributed either according to his or her Last Will and Testament, or by state law if there is no Will (an “administration” proceeding).

Timing is everything! So when a group of the world's top cardiologists from Sheba Medical Center in Israel and the Mayo Clinic from Rochester, Minnesota gathered in Ramat Gan last week for the 5th Mayo-Sheba Cardiovascular & Cardio-Renal Symposium, the global buzz generated from NEWSWEEK Magazine tabbing both Mayo (#1) and Sheba (#10), as two of the Top 10 Hospitals in the World, just a few days prior to the event, had a definitive impact on the proceedings. Over 200 top cardiologists and nephrology experts from Israel and around the world participated in the two-day parley.