Effective December 16, 2021
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G. NOT LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVICE: I am not an attorney, accountant, or financial advisor, nor am I claiming to be. The information contained in this Website is not intended to be a substitute for legal or financial advice that should be provided by your own attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor. Although care has been taken in preparing the information, I cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, and I accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage that may be incurred. Always seek financial and/or legal counsel relating to your specific circumstances as needed for any and all questions and concerns you now have, or may have in the future. You agree that the information on my Website is not legal or financial advice.
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