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April 2021

The short, quick and good news answer is that generally a personal injury settlement is not taxable to you!  That answer works for many personal injury settlement scenarios. But as lawyers are wont to do when answering a question, the more precise answer is that it depends. That’s because, as you might imagine, the IRS […]

Is my will valid? It’s a critically important question to consider when executing an estate. What are the requirements for a will to be valid? In Florida, the requirements for a will to be valid are simple: The will must be in writing (can be typed or handwritten so long as all execution formalities are […]

\Do you really know your own medical history? I know you think I can’t be seriously asking that question because of course, you do … right? Personal injury cases involve past and present medical records Have you ever really inspected a diamond? What gives it that magical sparkle is all of the individual facets. Each […]

Avoiding probate is likely a lifelong goal for many of us. But for those of you who do not dream of sparing your heirs from a potentially long and expensive process, there is a way to leave money to your heirs without subjecting them to a long and arduous probate process. Here are just a […]

Insurance — whether insurance for our car, home, or ourselves — is one of those things you hope you never need. (And to be clear, so do the insurance companies. They welcome your premium payments but are notorious for denying, delaying and defending claims.) But why is car insurance so expensive? And what, if anything, […]

Be Like Elsa. Let it Go.

I know. Pop culture references get old – but this is a good one. Have you ever heard someone (usually a judge) refer to an attorney as “Counselor?” Yeah, me too. Until I got past my early, panicky years as a practicing attorney I didn’t realize how accurate that reference really is. Attorneys wear many […]

In my last blog, I discussed Britney Spears and guardianship (known as conservatorship in California). Guardianship is a judicial procedure whereby a Court appoints a guardian to oversee and control a person’s finances if that person is deemed incapacitated. If guardianship is a ride you’d like someone else to take, I don’t blame you. But […]