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How to Respond to an Interview Request by Federal Agents

Federal law enforcement agents have tremendous power to investigate a wide variety of cases.  Whether from the FBI, DEA, IRS, or SEC, these agents use many different tools to gather information. A commonly-used tool by these agents is an unscheduled, surprise visit to a person’s home or work.  This is [...]

By | 2019-07-22T13:39:59+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|

Why would my assets have to go through probate if I have a Will?

By Amy P. Slaman Probate is necessary when assets are titled in the deceased person’s name and the asset is one that does not automatically transfer on death through a beneficiary or pay-on-death designation. Many people think having a Last Will & Testament (or a “Will”) means probate court will [...]

By | 2019-05-23T12:57:13+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|

TIMING OF APPEAL FOR CORRECTED, AMENDED, OR MODIFIED ORDERS

By Terrie Didier, Esq. In general, parties have 30 days from the date an adverse decision is rendered (date of filing, not signing or recording) to appeal from final orders.  But the time in which to seek appellate review of a corrected, amended, or modified order is not always simple. [...]

By | 2019-05-06T14:50:49+00:00 May 6th, 2019|

ANSWERS TO HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

by Terrie Didier, Esq. 2/26/2019 QUESTION: What are my rights if an insurer refuses to provide me residential property insurance due to adverse underwriting information? ANSWER: By statute, the insurer must provide the applicant specific information regarding the reasons for the refusal to insure. If the reason for the refusal [...]

By | 2019-03-01T14:32:57+00:00 March 1st, 2019|

What To Expect When You Are Named A Successor Trustee

By: Kevin M. Helmich, Esq. Beggs & Lane, RLLP Your parents call and tell you that they are nominating you as the “successor trustee” in their estate planning documents. What does that mean? For purposes of this article, I am going to assume that your parents have appointed you as [...]

By | 2018-07-02T23:35:42+00:00 March 8th, 2018|