Category: Updates

Michigan attorney seeking public access to court proceeding videos

When courts refuse transparency as being called for below, taxpayers should question why publically-funded venues resist transparency: 3/24/12 – A Howell attorney is asking the presiding judge of Livingston County’s circuit, district and probate court systems that video recordings of court proceedings be made available to the public. Tom Kizer of the Kizer Law Firm Keep Reading…


Family takes issue with Michigan estate recovery laws

A new dispatch from the Land of the Gimme-Gimmes and the Home of the I-Want-Mores.  Wouldn’t we all like to keep our property for ourselves rather than use it for cost of living expenses like nursing home care?  But that’s not the real world.  And don’t think Medicaid planning is the answer!  If that’s your Keep Reading…


Falkenberg: Residency case tests wherewithal (TX)

This is a great Houston Chronicle op-ed on a situation we’ve found most interesting here in our home state of Texas: In politics, candidate residency disputes are generally the stuff of tedious civil court filings and trite campaign attack mailers. Questioning whether a person actually lives in the district in which he or she is running Keep Reading…


Last will and contempt? The pain of being disinherited

Last will and contempt? The pain of being disinherited. Estate disputes can get oh so ugly.  And contempt – it can be a powerful motivation.  From the article: Some do it with malice. Others, through a misguided notion that money or family heirlooms don’t really matter to the person. Whatever the reason, the plight of Keep Reading…


Former Liberty County judge will go to trial for FEMA-related fraud charges (TX)

We continue having an interest in the trial of former Liberty County Judge Phil Fitzgerald because of his past legal history of alleged probate abuse.  Background on that case can be found in our 2011 post Former Liberty County (TX) judge indicted for fraud, tied to trust dispute. Here’s the latest: In a stunning turn Keep Reading…

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