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  • Avoiding Probate

    I often am asked by clients how they can avoid probate. In some situations, it is appropriate to take legal action prior to an individual’s death to avoid probate. In this article, I discuss a few ways assets may be transferred outside the probate process. To determine whether avoiding probate is ... Read more

  • What is the Hatch Act and How Did Kellyanne Conway Violate It?

    Office of Special Counsel Calls White House Counselor a "Repeat Offender" and Calls for Her Removal The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency, issued a recommendation on Thursday, June 20, 2019, that White House Counselor Kell... Read more

  • TEVA Pharmaceutical Settles Opioid Lawsuit Before Trial

    Israeli Drug Company Agrees to Pay $85 Million A second major pharmaceutical company has decided to settle a lawsuit in Oklahoma involving allegations the drug manufacturer wrongfully contributed to the nation's growing opioid crisis. The announcement on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from the office of Okl... Read more

  • What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

    In our last article, we looked at 4 Reasons You Need a Will. In this article, we examine what might happen if you die without a will. Dying intestate means dying without a written will. Dying without a will can be complicated and stressful for your relatives, and it may result in your property be... Read more

  • 4 Reasons You Need a Will

    You may have certain items of high financial or emotional value you’d like specific relatives or friends to receive after you’re gone. The only way to ensure your wishes are followed is to execute a last will and testament. Executing a valid and enforceable will can be a great benefit to your fa... Read more

  • Could You Be a U.S. Citizen and Not Know It?

    Lately, the news is filled with stories of people like Peter Sean Brown: Brown, born in Philadelphia and a resident of Florida, was detained after violating probation and told that he would be deported to Jamaica. The sheriff’s office insisted that Brown was not a citizen despite documentary e... Read more

  • New Revelations about Asbestos in Baby Powder

    For years, mothers used talcum powder when changing their babies’ diapers. The sweet-smelling substance was supposed to keep babies dry and to prevent rashes. It was a staple in bathroom cabinets everywhere. Despite – or because of – the powder’s popularity, there have been persistent allega... Read more


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