When potential clients approach me to discuss their options for resolving legal disputes, filing a lawsuit is often foremost in their minds. As humans, we have a natural tendency to want justice. After all, why should we compromise if we’re in the right?

However, there...

One of the risks of owning property, doing business, or simply living and breathing in today’s world is that you’ll one day be sued and have a judgment entered against you. Don’t get lulled into believing that just because you’ve never been sued, you never will be. Mor...

Most of us have seen the frailties of life impact loved ones and friends. Unfortunately, diminished capacity, including the inability to make sound decisions, is sometimes the result. Court-monitored guardianship proceedings are designed to help in such situations. But...

A client’s family member recently passed away with a properly executed estate plan, including all the bells and whistles.  There was, however, one small problem: the plan’s distribution scheme was never amended to account for changes in his financial situation. What se...

Guardianship is a legal process whereby the court appoints a person (typically a family member) to act on behalf of an individual who is legally unable to care for himself or communicate important personal decisions.  Guardianships commonly involve minor children or ad...

Some time ago, a client presented her deceased husband’s will to me.  Unfortunately, based on erroneous advice from a non-attorney, the will wasn’t properly witnessed and the court consequently declared it invalid.  That ultimately meant that the State rather than the...

Most of us have heard the terms “insurance fraud” and “securities fraud.”  And we probably all know someone who has been a victim of one form of fraud or another.  But what exactly is fraud?

There are many different types of fraud, including mail fraud, wire fraud,...

When people approach me to discuss their options for resolving legal disputes, filing a lawsuit is often foremost in their minds.  Human beings have a natural tendency to want justice.  After all, why should you compromise if you are in the right?

However, there ar...

With the increased popularity of available online services, legal document preparation has also gone the way of the World Wide Web.  Users simply fill out a questionnaire, and the online service spits out legal documents.  These online legal services promote themselves...

Guardianship is a legal process whereby an individual acts on behalf of another to care for his or her needs. Typically, it either involves minor children or adults with diminished capacity due to illness or age.

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