Holding Title To Property

I spend a large part of my practice helping clients create plans…

Wills & Trusts

I am often asked about the difference between a Will and a Trust…

Ways of Passing on Property

I am often asked about the best way to pass their estate to their…

Powers of Attorney for Finances – the Scoop

Most people are familiar with powers of attorney and how they…

The Culture of Care

The signs of a good nursing home include treating the underlying…

Chemical Restraints – What You Should Know

A chemical restraint is any drug used to control behavior in…

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse. Called the “crime of the century,”…

Importance of Advanced Health Care Directives

As an estate planning and elder law specialist, I feel it is…

Heirs, Beneficiaries and Trustees

In my last article, I defined “Heir”, “Beneficiary”,…

Heirs, Beneficiaries and Trustees

Heir.  Beneficiary.  Personal Representative.  Trustee. …

Importance of ADHC

As an estate planning and elder law specialist, I feel it safe…

How to Choose a Trustee

Choosing a Trustee is not something to take lightly.  When you…

Estate Planning

Estate Planning: often avoided because, “Estate planning is…

Business Transition Planning

The cats need a break from all these legal disputes.   Every…

FRAUD BY CONCEALMENT

Bowser’s owner came over to pick up a key to the condo in Yachats.…

Accord and Satisfaction

On the advice of PeeWee, the little indoor cat next door, the…

WAGES EXEMPT FROM GARNISHMENT

While looking for a mislaid pair of gloves, I poked my head in…

BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY

The cats returned from their winter vacation in Mexico to find…

Personal Loan Guarantee

Now the cats were in their element. They were going to use someone…

Lease With Option to Buy

I was able to secure a release of the cats from the product liability…

Product Liability

The Old Tom convinced Bowser that if he wanted to become older…

Specific Enforcement of Contracts

The cats have a problem.  In June they entered into a contract…

Use of Nonlethal Force in Defense of Property

The cats decided to live inside their fenced enclosure to help…

Liability To Trespassers

The cats have invited their retired friend, the Old Tom, to come…

Secured Loans

The cats have asked me to lend them $20,000.  They say that…

UNCONDITIONAL, IRREVOCABLE GIFTS

The cats want to plant a row of tomatoes in my vegetable garden.…

CONSTRUCTION LIENS

The cats and I have decided that we would get along better if…

Retaliatory Eviction

I’ve had it with the cats.  I cannot stay under the same roof…

Fraud in the Inducement

The cats have returned from their vacation in Mexico.  They…

The Cats are in Mexico

The cats are vacationing in Mexico to recuperate from the stresses…

Intestate Succession

The cats have consulted a bankruptcy attorney and return home…

Bankruptcy

The cats have been notified by their San Francisco attorneys…

Foreseeability of Damage

The cats came to the conclusion that they would have to get inside…

Joint and Several Liability

Pee Wee’s owner thanked me for finding and returning Pee Wee’s…

Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property

I received a call on my iPhone from Pee Wee’s owner asking…

Defamation

by Allen Drescher I received a check from the cats’ San Francisco…

INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENTS

The Old Tom was exhausted from his exertions in saving the cats…

USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF OTHERS

The cats have invited their retired friend, the Old Tom, who…

CO-OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY

I was successful in requiring the Shock-A-Dog company to honor…

Allen Drescher, Attorney at Law - APPARENT AUTHORITY

The cats are worried.  They invested their entire share of the…