In 1989 the United States Supreme Court ruled burning the American Flag as a form of protest is considered protected speech under the 1st Amendment. The case was Texas v. Johnson and centered around Mr. Johnson burning a flag during a 1984 Republican Convention to protest presidential candidates that year. Mr. Johnson was arrested for … More Case Commentary for Flag Day
The First 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. There is often discussion and debate about what these amendments mean. Without bringing a political view and without giving legal advice, below is the text of the 4th Amendment and some commentary on it. “Amendment IV: The right of the … More 4th Amendment – what does it mean?
When a loved one dies the social media accounts are still active for that person. Family members may wish to gain access to their social media accounts to keep the account going, or get photos and videos their loved one stored on the platform. However, getting access to social media accounts for a deceased family … More Social Media Access After Death
Happy New Year! As the new year starts this is a great time to review your estate planning documents (will, health care power of attorney, durable power of attorney, and/or living will). Many people create these documents, stick them in a safe place, and never review them. It is important to periodically review estate planning … More New Year means review estate plan
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The New York Times has an article on the importance of having a will. I think this article makes some very valid points, and is worth reading. As a lawyer who focuses on estate planning, when I mention that people should have wills, durable power of attorneys, and healthcare power of attorneys they assume my … More NY Times Article on Why you need a Will
If a couple ever gets divorced they need to change more than just a relationship status. Durable Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorneys are not changed automatically with a divorce. Each party of the divorce needs to redo these documents to indicate that you no longer want this person to make medical decisions … More Divorce – impact on legal documents
What is the difference between a virtual lawyer and a mobile lawyer? The simple answer is that a mobile lawyer is unteathered from a specific office location, whereas a virtual lawyer is delivering legal services to clients online. A mobile lawyer meets a client at the client’s home or office. A mobile lawyer may do … More Virtual Lawyer vs. Mobile Lawyer
I encourage my clients to have BOTH a Durable Power of Attorney and a Healthcare Power of Attorney. Why? Because they cover two different aspects that will need to be covered should you not be able to make these decisions. A Healthcare Power of Attorney addresses medical issues, and the person you select to make … More Durable vs. Healthcare Power of Attorney
Why should I hire a lawyer for my will? Why should I hire a lawyer to document my healthcare wishes? Why would I need a lawyer to prepare a power of attorney? These questions and more will be answered on the FAQ page.