Every divorcing mother dreads telling her child “Mom and dad are getting a divorce.” They are haunting and traumatic words. Both for the child and the mother. And yet the reality is that 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States will at some point file for divorce. As a mom, one…

It’s been in the news a lot lately – Aretha Franklin died without a will. This is true for 50% of all U.S. estates, unfortunately. Don Wilson, Ms. Franklin’s attorney, probably said it best on why this was a mistake: “It would have expedited things and kept them out of probate and kept things private,”…

Splitting up the marital assets is part of a divorce. And, a frequent question is about gifts. This can be a gift from one spouse to another, or a gift from a third party. For example, a gift from a parent to husband/wife during the marriage. Asset splitting, with gifts and inheritance, is not necessarily…

I recently moved into a new office and there was criteria it had to meet. First, the office must be accessible to elderly and disabled clients… Ideally the office would be on the first floor; otherwise, there would need to be an elevator. I eliminated one of the offices because of this. The landlord tried…

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