Lamar Odum has no Advanced Directives and an Almost Ex-Wife making the Decisions

Former NBA player Lamar Odum remains hospitalized and has come off of life support after a drug overdose. He was in a coma for 3 days. He remains on dialysis. He has no Advanced Directives – Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Wills or Healthcare Designation. Further, he is still married to a Reality TV personality... [Read More]

Paul Walker Estate Sues to Collect Automobiles

Paul Walker, the handsome actor and star of the “Fast and Furious” movie series, died in a fiery car crash on November 30, 2013. His demise was national news as soon as it happened. His Estate aka Probate is now suing to recover 17 very expensive cars which were held by the man driving the... [Read More]

Asheville Air Tragedy

Recently a small private airplane owned and flown by a middle-aged Asheville man, along with his two adult sons and one of the son’s fiancé, crashed killing all of them. They crashed on the edge of the busy Interstate I-285 on the north side of Atlanta. They had just lifted off from a small private... [Read More]

Tom Benson Adult Incompetency Lawsuit

The Tom Benson (owner of the NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA Pelicans professional sports teams) adult incompetency lawsuit continues. Per a Court Order three (3) different medical professionals have examined 87 year old Tom Benson regarding his mental incompetency. His daughter and two (2) adult grandchildren brought the lawsuit. The opposing party is Tom... [Read More]

Obamacare back before the US Supreme Court

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the US Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of this controversial law.  The legal challenges include that the federal government is requiring states to take certain actions that maybe unconstitutional for the federal government to require. Under this law those who choose to self-insure themselves due to high insurance... [Read More]

Be Wary of “Do It Yourself” Estate Planning

The Florida Supreme Court recently upheld a decision that left very valuable assets to relatives that the widow did not want to receive the assets. This is because she had done a “Do It Yourself” online Will and had inadvertently left valuable assets to the wrong relatives. She wasn’t an experienced Estate Planning attorney and... [Read More]

Donald Sterling Trust Upheld

The Mental Disability Estate Planning done inside Donald and Shelly Sterling’s Living Trust was upheld by the Court. This went through the Court in several weeks avoiding what could have been years of expensive and painful litigation. By Donald and Shelly Sterling, owners of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers Professional Basketball Team, having Mental Disability... [Read More]

Donald Sterling’s Estate Planning – Part 3

On July 7, 2014 a Los Angeles judge will have a hearing to determine whether or not Donald Sterling is capable of serving as Trustee of his and his wife’s Trust. The Trust controls the entity which holds the Los Angeles Clippers, a NBA professional basketball team. Under the Sterling’s Estate Planning their Trust contains... [Read More]

Baseball Great Tony Gwynn Dies at 54

Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn died at the age of 54 after a long battle with cancer. I have always been amazed by how many widows I have met who were in their 50’s. It seems many men, and women, die of heart attacks or cancer more so in their 50’s. Our odds... [Read More]

Casey Kasem Estate Planning Woes

Radio icon Casey Kasem famous for his national “America’s Top 40” weekly radio show, is in the spotlight for his Estate Planning woes. There appears to be an ongoing wrestling match between Casey Kasem’s wife and his adult children from a prior marriage over physical possession of Casey Kasem. He is reported to be suffering... [Read More]