Category: Updates

California solves legal abuse issue by revising manual

Good news!  California has now solved one problematic legal issue that is often a factor in estate abuse cases.  It was done with a simple revision of a manual.  Here’s how The Press-Enterprise describes the incorporation of common sense into a California administrative law judge manual. You’d think common sense would dictate that a judge Keep Reading…


Gran has ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattooed onto her chest to tell docs to let her die (UK)

Think your final wishes will be respected?  An 81-year-old grandmother of six from the U.K. seems to understand today’s reality that family members, courts, medical professionals and other involved parties often disregard end-of-life directives and other known intentions.  With that, she’s adopted her own creative approach: If Joy Tomkins ends up in a life-or-death situation Keep Reading…


Think like a predator…..

A recent article out of The New York Times discussed four money pitfalls widows should work to avoid. There are few more wrenching events in life than losing your spouse. But to make matters worse, the death of a life partner also unleashes a torrent of financial tasks. And more often than not, it is Keep Reading…


Baby Boomers beware!

Two recent articles discuss changing attitudes and how decreasing numbers of Baby Boomers will leave significant inheritances for their kids.  In Many boomers plan to leave no inheritance, the UPI discusses a Los Angeles Times report that says a survey of millionaire baby boomers by investment firm U.S. Trust found only 49 percent deemed it Keep Reading…


‘Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself’

Before you accuse me (take a look at yourself) – a great song recorded by everyone from Bo Diddley to Creedence to Clapton (our personal favorite), but that line also always brings the legal industry to mind. It was with humor that we read this Bromsgrove lawyer pleads for an end to “DIY” wills article Keep Reading…

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