It is extremely difficult to deal with a family member who is struggling with addiction issues. This is particularly true if the family member is an adult child and the parents have had to make fraught decisions regarding whether to help support their child [...]
Recently we've heard that NBA star Lamar Odom's health issues have resulted in hospitalization and have temporarily incapacitated him. Due to the fact that his divorce from reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has not been finalized, and he apparently did not update his estate [...]
As a mobile notary, I have spent the past decade jumping on the road after receiving a frantic request from a family member because Mom has taken a spill, Dad has to go in for heart surgery, or young Joey has had an accident [...]
Guardianship refers to naming a surrogate parent for your minor children in the event that you and the other parent are unable to care for them. Normally, you nominate the guardian(s) in your Will. The court has final approval, but state laws generally require [...]
Although Estate Planning is not only for the uber-rich, the errors made by the wealthy individuals in the public eye can provide a lesson for us all. As we examine a recent case, we are reminded why attorneys recommend that we keep our Trust [...]
About three months ago a client, Tami, called me in a panic. I was the agent for her first home purchase a few years ago and we'd become friendly --getting together for a glass of wine every few months. It must have been a [...]
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