My mother is going in for surgery next month and I was wondering what kind of planning she should do beforehand?

Great question. Your mother should have at least a “base” estate plan in place. First, she needs to put someone in place for financial and medical decisions if she can no longer handle her affairs. Be very careful here – many times a “form” or “standard” power of attorney doesn’t work the way you expect…. Read More »

My wife and I have a cottage up north. Is there any special way we need to deal with it in our estate plan?

Cottages and vacation homes are special assets. Many times they have been in your family for generations. There are several legal issues that arise with cottages that don’t arise with other assets like your home and finances. For example, maybe one child uses the cottage but other children don’t. Maybe some of your children can… Read More »

Will I have to pay Alimony? I have a fairly short term marriage (3 years), no kids but I make a lot more than my wife. I am not sure how to plan.

There are a number of different factors used to determine whether alimony (referred to as spousal support) should be considered. Length of marriage, difference in income, education of parties, special needs of the parties, earning potential and history, fault and other factors are all considered. You will need to provide more information to determine the… Read More »

Will I have to pay Alimony? I have a fairly short term marriage (3 years), no kids but I make a lot more than my wife. I am not sure how to plan.

There are a number of different factors used to determine whether alimony (referred to as spousal support) should be considered. Length of marriage, difference in income, education of parties, special needs of the parties, earning potential and history, fault and other factors are all considered. You will need to provide more information to determine the… Read More »

How do I get my driver’s license back?

As people so often hear from attorneys, the answer depends on a lot of different factors. These factors include: the reason for losing your license in the first place; whether your license was restricted, suspended, or revoked; how long you have been without a license; and many other considerations. Generally speaking, a restriction or suspension… Read More »