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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
We completed a lot of estate plans for folks during the Coronavirus Special we ran during the month of April. Here were the most common fears my clients had:
While I can stand, the current restrictions, and the ones I expect to stay in place into the foreseeable future, have me stumbling forward. It's like I sat down on a bench for a breather and someone tied my shoes together.
You can bailout the economy all you want, but until we beat the virus, we can't restart the economy!