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What Happens to Social Media Accounts after a User’s Death?

I know someone who uses Facebook as somewhat of a digital diary. She regularly shares photos and stories that document her daily life, major life events, and milestones. Her feed…

How Much Money Can I Give Without Paying Gift Tax?

Under our nation’s federal tax regulations, it is the person making a gift (the donor) who is responsible for any federal gift tax that is due. The…

Will a Gift I Make To My Married Child Be Community Property?

A very generous father wanted to buy a house for his married son. But he had a concern. He didn’t want the house to become community property.

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud

My mother received a phone call from someone claiming to be an Apple representative. The caller claimed that Apple had detected a breach in my mother’s iCloud…

Consent for Treatment of Minors by Non-Parent

My youngest son is 16 years old now. Last summer, as Covid forced lockdowns, he and half a dozen of his friends planned a beach trip to celebrate…

How to Spot, Avoid, and Report Coronavirus Scams

Beware. Con artists are using fears and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to commit fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Americans have filed more than 200,000…

The Blessing of Planning Ahead

Many years ago, I wrote an article called: What What You Do If You Had 46 Days to Live? It referenced an article about a man named Rob Jaffe,…

Powers of Attorney Protect College Students During a Pandemic

My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago in an unusual ceremony. Our family drove up to the school building, exited our car, entered the…