Posted on July 30, 2014 by Robert Denham, Esq
The tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has given us an opportunity to consider his estate planning, with lessons and strategies for the rest of us. Continue reading
Filed under: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Legal Topics, Tax Law | Tagged: celebrity wills, death tax, Estate Planning, estate tax, generation skipping tax, living trust, Philip Seymour Hoffman, trust fund | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 28, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by law. This is such an avoidable problem for employers! California has stringent requirements on the manner and time for payment of an employee’s final wages—all employers need to do is follow them.
Filed under: Employment Law | Tagged: Apple, Apple lawsuit, class action, employee class action, employee termination, employer policies, final paycheck, wage and hour law | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: forming a nonprofit, nonprofit corporation, nonprofit incubators, starting a nonprofit | 2 Comments »
Posted on July 23, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy | Tagged: attorney fee awards, attorney fees, fee-shifting statutes, interim attorney fees | 3 Comments »
Posted on July 21, 2014 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier Law School.
It can be hard to get folks to think about estate planning—especially the younger ones in the beginning stages of their careers. They believe that there will be many changes in their life before end-of-life planning becomes necessary or they think they don’t have enough money to worry about it. Or, perhaps most risky, they think they can just pick up a form at a stationary store or print it from a website and they’ll be all set. Hopefully the following points will help you convince folks that they need your expertise to get an estate plan in place now! Continue reading
Filed under: Estate Planning, Legal Topics | Tagged: estate plan, living trusts, nomination of guardian, power of attorney, will and trusts | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 18, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and product liability. Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Topics, Personal Injury, Tort Law | Tagged: attorneys, car accident, expert witnesses, personal injury, product liability, slip and fall, technical experts, trial attorneys, trial consultants | 3 Comments »
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Robert Denham, Esq
The law says that retirement funds are exempt property in bankruptcy, but the Supreme Court has held that this exemption doesn’t apply to inherited IRAs. End of story? Not quite. Continue reading
Filed under: Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning | Tagged: bankruptcy, banruptcy exemptions, creditors, Estate Planning, heirs, Individual Retirement Account, inherited IRA, retirement accounts | 2 Comments »