Estate Planning Considerations

Two weeks ago, I litigated a seven-figure contested estate. Thankfully I won the trial, largely because the decedent had executed estate planning documents with an experienced estate planning attorney.  Still, the decedent could have taken a few more steps to ensure his wishes were carried out.  While he probably could not have prevented a contest, he…

Lent KTO Style…Seeking Justice for the Oppressed

Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent.  Beginning in the 4th century, the early church began a seven-week preparation for Easter called Lent. This was a season of repentance and fasting from ordinary activity and perishable food, so that Christians could feast on the true and eternal Living Bread. New believers experienced extensive preparation for…

BANKRUPTCY

If you find yourself in serious financial trouble at the start of 2018, perhaps you should consider debt negotiation or bankruptcy.   The Bankruptcy Code provides primarily two ways to resolve the debts of an individual. These processes are referred to by the Chapter headings in the Bankruptcy Code: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter…