Key Legal Documents Everyone Facing a Divorce Must Update

DIVORCE

A common error after the expense and trauma of a divorce is not updating a variety of key legal and financial documents. You would not believe the number of estate plans and insurance policies that name an ex-spouse as the beneficiary of everything a client owns. Jeff Landers of Bedrock Divorce advisors provides a great summary […]

Holiday Shopping, Cyber Crime and Personal Secuirty – Asset Protection

Holiday Scams

Whether you are a Black Friday, Cyber Monday or everything in-between shopper, the number of threats to your wealth and assets both in person and online at a  high at this time of year. Here are some issues to look out for to protect yourself, your family and the joy of the Holidays. Yes, this is […]

Is your housekeeper, chef or nanny a lawsuit liability? Probably.

DOMESTIC EMPLOYEE

The frequency and exposure of lawsuits by various domestic help is a serious and growing threat. In the last few years I have seen more claims by domestic staff including maids, nannies, housekeepers, cooks, gardeners, personal trainers and etc. than ever before. Claims include wage and labor issues, sexual harassment, personal injury, wrongful termination, and […]

Asset Protection, Gun Ownership and Parental Liability

70 Series

In the tragic and horrifying wake of the recent series of public and school shootings many people are reexamining their rights and duties and parents and gun owners. The essential legal question is, “Am I liable for criminal acts committed by my children?”, in my opinion the answer is generally yes. If an an act […]

Teen who takes stolen drugs at party sues pharmacy, parents of party host and others, WINS $4.1MM

THE DANGER OF

Teen who takes stolen drugs at party sues pharmacy, parents of party host and others, wins $4.1MM http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/saddle_river_man_to_receive_41.html The article  link above shows the scope and zeal of lawsuits that seek to assign blame in their quest for a deep pocket. In this case, a former employee of a pharmacy steals drugs (Xanax) and takes them […]

Asset Protection: Are Your Children a Lawsuit Exposure?

KIDS & LAWSUITS

I clearly remember when I first really understood that my parents were responsible for my actions.  I was 15 years old and standing in front of my high school with my friends when a kid from another clique walked up and started running his mouth a bit too much. One of my friends objected and […]