Referral Power of Divorce Lawyers

“Divorce attorneys have enormous influence with their wealthy clients when it comes to recommending other professionals such as other attorneys, therapists, and financial advisors.” —Forbes The Forbes article is correct, if you think about it. Divorce is...

Estate Planning Checklist

Here are five estate planning items you should take care of right now. 1. Stop procrastinating. People tend to think they have a lifetime to take care of their estate planning. When people ask me “How long do I have to take care of this?” I usually respond...

Disbarred over stupid things

We have reported over the years on lawyers who get into trouble or even disbarred over the stupid things they do. This is one of the dumbest of all time: A lawyer is suspended from practicing law for various reasons. While suspended, he takes a retainer to handle a...

Top ten tips for new lawyers

Lawyer Tips for Solo Practitioners and Small Firms.   Nina Kallen is a hard-working sole practitioner in Massachusetts who shares some of the lessons she has learned along the way: WINNERS: 1. Making copies of all checks from clients before you deposit them. You...

Estate planning uncertain -again

We thought estate planning had reached some level of certainty, but we were wrong. The 2016 Obama budget has some real landmines hidden between the pages that will turn estate planning upside-down. The “permanent” estate tax statutes signed into law by President Obama...