What I've learned in 46 years as a Family Lawyer: The first thing to do when you start thinking of getting a divorce --- GET A WILL. If you already have one, I'll bet it is what we call "Sweetheart Wills." You leave everything to your spouse, ... » Learn More about The first thing to do when you start thinking of getting a divorce
The last thing anyone wants to talk about when they consult with a family law attorney to begin the divorce process is changing their will or executing their first one. But you should. This important concept is rarely discussed with clients by their ... » Learn More about Divorcing? Change Your Will Now!
It depends on who is evaluating it and why. Money has different values. $10,000.00 in cash is better than a $10,000.00 CD that is locked in for 5 years at 3% interest or $10,000.00 in a 401(k) because you have to pay tax on 401(k). A 3% CD is very ... » Learn More about What is Your Stuff Worth in Divorce Court?
Been unable to find separate places for your "stuff" between you and your divorcing spouse? Can't reach that agreement on who takes the 55" HDTV and who gets the Entertainment Center in which the HDTV once sat? Well, you aren't alone. This ... » Learn More about What’s Going to Happen to “My Stuff” during my Divorce? The Fate of your Personal Property at the Hands of the Judicial System
We don't always know when it is going to hit the fan, but it sure seems to be hitting Bill Cosby's fan right now. I suppose it could happen to anyone. But if you're rich and famous, it can hit fast and make a big mess. So, whether you have engaged in ... » Learn More about Legal Strategies That Could Help Bill and Camille Cosby
For a variety of reasons, more and more couples are living together either before they get married or because they choose not to get married. But living together, without the legal protections of marriage requires couples to take a few steps to ... » Learn More about Unmarried Couples Must Plan for All Possibilities, Even Splitting Up