Blog Archives

  1. Fiscal Cliff and the Estate Tax

    I am very relieved to find out that the bill just passed by Congress to avert the fiscal cliff finally dealt with the federal estate tax and removed much of the uncertainty that we have been dealing with for the last two years.  Here is a quick summary from Forbes: ESTATE TAX:  Always of significant…

  2. Thoughts on the Fiscal Cliff

    With all of the talk about the so-called “fiscal cliff”, I feel as if the long-term issues that we face as a county are not part of the discussion among the political class who run our country.  I highly recommend everyone invest some time to read articles like this one.  The fiscal cliff is just…

  3. Happy Holidays

    Whether you celebrate Christmas or any other holiday, I hope that you have a safe and happy holiday season and a successful new year in 2013. Many thanks to my friends at Bush Polen & Associates for the great annual holiday party and pictures with Santa!

  4. Avvo Legal Website

    Avvo is a website that allows consumers to find lawyers based on practice areas and to review information and ratings about lawyers.

  5. LawQA

    I am now a verified member of a law questions and answer website called LawQA.  I regularly answer questions on this site as do many other lawyers.  From what I understand, it is free to ask and receive some answers to legal questions.

  6. Digital Estate Planning

    I often counsel clients on the importance of making sure that the documents they spend money to create are of little use if nobody can find them. The same is true with your digital information. If the person whom you designate as your attorney-in-fact (which is the name for someone exercising powers under a power of attorney) is unable to access your online accounts, the power of attorney might not be very helpful.