Dear Clients and Friends, “Deathbed marriages” between couples where a suitor (often a much younger one) marries someone with a short life expectancy due to age or terminal illness are usually looked upon with suspicion. However, not every deathbed marriage is an insidious … [Read more...] about “Deathbed Marriages” vulnerable to challenges
Dear Clients and Friends, The way families are living day to day has changed dramatically over the past several months due to the pandemic. Most families have one or more parents working remotely, and many have one or more children in school remotely, part-time if not all … [Read more...] about The pandemic and the option of living with your parents or your adult children
Dear Clients and Friends, The key difference between a conservatorship and guardianship ie that the former is for adults and the latter for persons under the age of 18. The Guardianship and Conservatorship process in California courts procedurally are similar. They both … [Read more...] about What is the difference between a conservatorship and a guardianship?
Dear Clients and Friends, A recent South Dakota case makes clear that a gift to a married couple from one spouse’s family will count as a gift to both of them in the event of a divorce, even if the benefactor later claims he or she intended otherwise The case revolved … [Read more...] about Both spouses can share in gift from husband’s family
Dear Clients and Friends, A mother who wanted to move her kids 90 minutes from their father who shared joint custody, couldn’t do so without the court reviewing the children’s best interests, a South Carolina appeals court recently ruled. The couple divorced in June 2014 … [Read more...] about Mom can’t move kids away without court consent
Dear Clients and Friends, A living trust does not determine guardianship for a minor child. A living trust only discusses assets and the handling and distribution of those items to the intended beneficiaries. Most states adhere to the designation of guardian concept. It can … [Read more...] about Estate Planning and taking care of your minor children