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One of the major function of FindLaw's legal professional and consumer blogs is keeping each audience up to date on changes in the law, whether it's through statute or court ruling.

It's only March, but we've been busily reporting on new laws that will take effect in 2015 since at least August of last year. Here's a smattering of some of that helpful advice.

Unless your name is Benjamin Button, you are aging right now and will become an elderly person (if you live long enough, that is). Perhaps you're already elderly, even if you're still young at heart. Being older has its share of unique challenges and painful realizations -- along with the wisdom and rich perspectives that come with age -- but it sure beats the alternative. The point is, each and every one of you reading this eventually will be considered elderly and may need help with any number of elder law issues.

Regardless of your current age and station in life, getting to know the basics of elder law can go a long way toward making your golden years, well, more golden. We'll help you get started by sharing five of our newest elder law articles in FindLaw's Learn About the Law section:

Losing an Employee: FindLaw's Real Ideas for Making It Through

Small business owners, school principals, circus ring masters, heck -- anyone who manages people will understand this statement: Losing a great employee sucks. Just when you have someone who does solid work and who you and your team rely on -- poof. They're gone as soon as they say, "Hey boss, can I talk to you for a second?"

Crickets.

I really don't want to talk to anyone when they say that because I know what's coming.

Most people have a favorite restaurant, flower shop, or boutique clothing store where they feel at home. It's quite comforting to walk into your favorite diner, be greeted with a familiar smile, and served a tall cup of half-decaf coffee with three creams (or whatever your signature drink is) without even having to ask. In fact, that's pretty much the definition of community, which equally applies to the online world as well.

Even though we can't see your faces, we like to think of FindLaw.com's visitors as important members of a global community. We measure our success in how well we serve each and every individual who accesses our site, from the young couple in Topeka researching international adoption, to the lawyer in Seattle brushing up on maritime law.

Want an even better experience at FindLaw.com? Then don't be a stranger, register today for your Thomson Reuters ID, which provides the ease of single sign-on and customizes your engagement with our website (along with other Thomson Reuters content).

Life, Love, and Family Law: Valentine's Day at FindLaw

It was no accident that our ancestors pinned Valentine's Day on February's shirt: he or she lucky enough to have a lover in frigid, antsy February has cause for celebration, indeed. -- Tom Robbins

How do you love From the Managing Editor posts? Let us count the ways. OK, that might be exaggerating just slightly, but I do hope you are ready to get back to reading after our little hiatus in January to recuperate from the holiday madness. And now it is time for our next bit of holiday frenzy, Valentine's Day -- FindLaw style.

FindLaw.com is expanding its already robust selection of easy-to-use legal forms by offering over a dozen of our most popular forms in Spanish.

We recognize that the Spanish-speaking population is continuing to grow in America, and those families and individuals more comfortable with Spanish need better access to the U.S. legal system.

Now with the launch of our Formularios Legales en Español, Spanish speakers can approach American law in their native tongue.

After being a Senior Writer with FindLaw's Consumer Blogs for almost two years, I've written quite a few posts -- over 2,000 if you're keeping score.

In all that time, there were obviously some posts that were better than others and some that were... best left unsaid. But why focus on the negative when there are real gems that came out of my time with FindLaw's Blogs?

As I transition from the Blogs team to FindLaw's Direct to Consumer unit, I've been asked to reflect on 10 of my favorite posts during my tenure as a writer. Here they are:

Life, Work, Holidays, Oh No! FindLaw and Work/Life Balance

My editor gently reminded me yesterday it was time for me to get writing this month's From the Managing Editor post. Um, what? It was just November three seconds ago. Can I get a show of hands for all who think Halloween was yesterday, and are afraid that New Year's is tomorrow?

Such is life during this part of the year, where things speed up until you can't catch your breath. Oh yes, and you still have work to do. A lot.

This has been a successful year for us at FindLaw as we continue to improve the user experience, update our content, and grow our audience. But without an engaged audience (that's you), the effort and passion we pour into our work every day is all for naught. So in the spirit of gratitude, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation for helping us stay in our spot asthe No. 1 free legal information source on the planet (and that's no exaggeration).

We're proud of our achievements but still humbled by the things that matter most. We asked our esteemed colleagues to tell us what they're most thankful for.

Ever since you were a kid, you had questions like, Why is that...? How can I...? When do you...?

That impulse to ask doesn't end with childhood. Inquisitive adults have a whole different set of interests and concerns, and yet the legal world that intersects them can still look like one big question. Luckily, FindLaw Answers exists as a place for consumers to post their grown-up questions about the law -- even if they may be as simple as "why" or "how."

So what are some of the most popular categories on FindLaw Answers, and why is now a great time to ask your questions?