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Jennifer Cochran-Green elected as President of Adoption Knowledge Affiliates

The membership of Adoption Knowledge Affiliates elected Jennifer R. Cochran-Green to serve as President of the Board of Directors.  AKA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational organization whose purpose is to foster understanding of adoption issues and to serve as a resource to people whose lives are touched by adoption, the professionals who work with them, and the general public. AKA is supported by membership dues and contributions.

"I'm thrilled to be serving AKA as President.  This wonderful organization has been educating the community about adoption for 25 years and has a wonderful legacy that our Board is excited to recognize and expand upon. AKA is an amazing community of all members of the triad and the value that my family has gained has been immeasurable."

Jennifer will begin her tenure as President on February 1, 2017. Jennifer has served on the board as Vice President since 2015 and has served on the administrative and annual conference committees. 

Women in Confidence: What You Need to Know Before You Get Married

On Friday, February 10th, the Dripping Springs Community Library brings the Women in Confidence Workshop. Women in Confidence is a recurring event every 2nd Friday of the month from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Attorney Jennifer Cochran-Green and financial advisor Amy Colton will answer questions and address financial and legal issues for women at various stages of life. Our topic this month is: Happily Ever After - What You Should Know Before Marriage. A light lunch is provided so RSVP’s are appreciated. Participants are welcome to bring their own Brown Bag lunch as well. RSVP by email to

Should Estate Planning Be One of Your New Year's Resolutions?

With 2017 underway, many of us are eager to focus on making a change in our lives and resolve to follow through on those resolutions. If any of the following applies to you, then you may want add estate planning to your New Year’s Resolutions to ensure that your family and assets are protected.

 1)  You don’t have an estate plan. You have a job, a spouse, children, a car and a house, but you don’t have a will or estate plan. Without a will, you are placing your estate (and maybe your children) in the hands of the Court to make determinations on who will inherit your assets. An estate plan will go a long way in keeping your family out of court and out of conflict.

  2)  It’s been more than three years since you updated your estate plan.  You have a will, but it has been more than three years since it has been reviewed by an attorney. Since then you may have started or expanded your family, acquired real estate, moved here from another state, and/or changed your marital status. Further, t…