Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch

May 2021

For as long as there have been cars, there have been distracted drivers. Traditionally, it involved things like a crying baby in the back seat, spilled coffee, fiddling with the radio, or putting on finishing makeup touches. Distracted driving is simply something that diverts the driver’s attention from his or her primary focus. While on […]

All about trust(s)

What is a trust, and why do you need one? Perhaps we should start with a little background. A (trendy) way to avoid probate administration In 1965, Norman F. Dacey published a now-famous book titled How to Avoid Probate! In his book, Dacey outlines how to set up trusts to avoid the delays and expense […]

So, you’ve executed a will. Now, the question a significant number of my clients ask me: “What should I do with the original copy of my will?” Where should I store my will? Typically, my answer is to put it in a safe and easily accessible location. You should also inform the person you named […]

As a group, lawyers aren’t well-regarded (according to The Top Tens, lawyers rank just behind the top spot holders, politicians as the most hated).  Among attorneys, personal injury lawyers probably rank near the bottom. Perhaps it’s the personal injury lawyers on TV boasting about why you should hire them. Or the billboards proclaiming the millions […]

“…But it’s a no-fault state!” If I had a dime for every time I heard these words I’d be living in Bora Bora in a hut perched precariously above the ocean, taking periodic swims with my pet shark, Razor Ralph.  Why, oh why, didn’t I start collecting those dimes? I digress.  Yes. Florida is a […]

If you’re a member of a family with an elderly parent and siblings, you might worry about what will happen when the time comes to place your parent in a long-term care facility. Typically, elderly parents are hesitant to leave the safety and comfort of their homes and move to a long-term care facility. The […]