We Aren’t Rich: Basic Estate Planning for Non-Gazillionaires

Several times a year when talking to potential clients, I hear the quip “I am not rich. I don’t have an estate to plan.” After the obligatory chuckle and nod, I give the explanation that estate planning is simply the generic legal term used for the...

Mom’s Incapacitated: Do I Need a Guardianship?

Mom’s Incapacitated: Do I Need A Guardianship?       As the population in America grows older, it’s becoming common for adult children to be called upon to care for their sick or aging parents. Frequently, this begins with the adult child helping with...

Common Law Marriage Killed Me

  Nearly every week, we get a call from a someone who is in desperate need of legal help and has no clue where to turn. Usually, a woman who was in a long-term relationship with a man and who lived with him as (what they considered) husband and wife. They had...