Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com Mom fell and broke her arm in August. For her, this is yet another setback with its own complicated set of hurdles. The effects of tardive dyskinesia in full effect, she now has two disabled arms and can do little for herself. Things we take for granted when we … Continue reading The Games Insurance Plays
The Shocking Costs of Death
Hospice makes a lot of things easier from getting equipment, to paying for supplies, to preparing you for what to expect, but they don't come with a crystal ball, and they certainly do not come with complete solutions.
What Schizophrenia looks like at age 72
By the end of August Mom was descending into manic behavior, roaming the halls of the facility at all hours of the night. Increasingly unsteady on her feet, Mom took a tumble and broke her good arm.
Firearms manufacturers immunity
In 2005 the PLCAA was passed which stands for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. I found this article to be very informative. Click here.
Codify Roe v. Wade? Congress can’t.
A common thing I'm hearing right now is that if the Democrats want to keep Roe v. Wade, they need to codify it. It isn't that easy. Congress can't just pass a law on anything. That's kind of the foundation of the whole States' Rights argument, but where does it come from? Article I, Section … Continue reading Codify Roe v. Wade? Congress can’t.
Why Equal Protection of 14th Am. Must Stand
Justice Alito in the draft opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson, overturns Roe v. Wade on the basis that a woman's right to choose is grounded in the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and is not expressly written into the Constitution. If we overturn Roe, there are a number of other cases, also grounded … Continue reading Why Equal Protection of 14th Am. Must Stand
As a society, we need to swing back to reality. This notion of there is nothing less romantic than discussion a prenuptial agreement before marriage. Yes, that may be true, but there is nothing more realistic.
Do I need a trust?
Do I need a trust?
Navigating the imperfect systems of elder care with a parent suffering from alcoholism
For an elderly person with addiction, things are completely different.
A few years ago I inherited a share of my uncle's IRA. With it, I inherited his financial advisor. I was paying the advisor 1.5% of the portfolio value each year to manage the investments. This fee also enabled me to meet with him quarterly and get his advice on retirement. FIRST IMPRESSIONS. The first … Continue reading Inherited Professionals
SWM – What Pride Means to Me
In the month of June, if someone asks you to celebrate their freedom, and hands you a Pride flag? You put the damn thing up. It is the human thing to do and it is the American thing to do.
Know your limits. Aging parent.
As I shared a few months ago, my siblings and I are going through the motions once again of what to do with an aging parent. This time, it is our father. He is 74-years old and dealing with some harsh outcomes from years of making poor health decisions. Suffice it to say, if you … Continue reading Know your limits. Aging parent.
Limited Offer – Estate Plan Special!
We are extending our estate plan special through the end of 2020, on a limited basis, first come, first serve. Because our trial calendars are getting back to normal, Bill and I will be limiting new client intake to just four clients per week. Every package includes: telephone consultation with attorney, last will & testament, … Continue reading Limited Offer – Estate Plan Special!
Two National Police Reform Bills – Which is better?
There are two police reform bills currently in the United States Congress. The first is the "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020" (actual bill available here) and the other is the "Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020" or "JUSTICE Act" (text available here) for short here is a quick difference of the two:
Just stop. You sound like an idiot.
I have heard more about "riots," supporting law enforcement, and preserving "our history" than I care to. It is obnoxious. Riots! Folks, what has occurred in the days after George Floyd's death and public demonstrations are FAR from "riots." If you need to be reminded of what a riot looks like, there is a documentary … Continue reading Just stop. You sound like an idiot.