What is “Influence,” and When it is Undue?

With second marriages on the rise and continued expansion of mandatory reporting of elder abuse, we are seeing more cases involving elders where undue influence is being alleged. Most undue influence cases are seen in probate courts in guardianships, conservatorships, and with disputed wills and trusts. Undue influence situations are also seen in contract law […]

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Divorce

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to be signed into law before the end of 2017. Regardless of your political view, there are sweeping changes that will almost certainly affect your finances. This article looks at one very small, but significant, change that is likely to become part of the final legislation. Under […]

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Waiving a Child’s Physician or Therapist-Patient Privilege

What happens in matters regarding decision-making and/or parenting time (a/k/a custody) when one parent seeks to claim or waive a child’s physician or therapist-patient privilege, while the other parent objects? Often a child’s doctor or therapist has relevant information that supports one parent’s custody position over the other, and the parent wishes to waive a […]

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Overlooking Risks When a Child Goes to College

Once again, it’s the time of year parents are sending a child off to college. This recent article in Forbes highlights a number of financial and non-financial situations that parents should fully consider to minimize risks for themselves and their children: http://onforb.es/1LGI5p9 Whether it is talking with an insurance agent to make sure your child […]

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