January 6, 2016
the last will and testament

Last Will and Testament Gone Wrong Comedy

Will Your Last Will and Testament be a Blessing or a Curse? This Last Will and Testament may be a joke, but it is no joking matter when poorly thought out estate planning results in family conflict.  The ugliest and most expensive litigation is between family members over the division of […]
September 15, 2015

S Corporations and Charities

S Corporations and Charities S corporations and charities lie at the cross roads of advanced estate planning.  Most new wealth is generated through corporate structures.  Most corporations are S corporations.  Most advanced planning for the people who own such corporations will include a charitable component. The net effect is that […]
July 6, 2015

Asset Protection Lawyer Liability

Asset Protection Lawyer Liability “Asset Protection” is often an inherent part, or natural result, of effective Estate Planning.  Just what “asset protection” means varies widely from lawyer to lawyer, and client to client.  The off-the-shelf definition of asset protection seldom fits the client’s exact needs without alteration.  Likewise, the risks associated with […]
June 29, 2015

Community Property Planning

Marital Property Issues Estate planning is necessarily multi-disciplinary.  It touches upon many aspects of law. It affects taxation, property, family, and business concerns.   Marital Property rights is a critical element in legal planning.  The changes go both ways — the estate planning affects marital property interests and marital property affects the planning.  This is […]