Changes to Landlord Tenant Law – Senate Bill 608

In a previous article, I wrote about tenant screening and the…

Contracts When Buying A Home

A real estate contract consists of a document to convey real…

Divorce through Mediation

Mention the word divorce and images of heated courtroom battles…

Proper Tenant Screening by Landlords

As a landlord, finding an ideal tenant can be difficult and stressful.…

Revocable Living Trusts

A few months ago, I was hiking with a friend in the Redwoods…

Rights and Duties of Residential Landlords

Landlord-tenant law is complex. It involves numerous levels of…

Child Custody versus Parenting Time: What’s the Difference?

We have all seen the drama of celebrity custody battles play…

Trademarking your Business Name, Logo and Slogan

Amazon, Nike’s swish, and Fly the Friendly Skies; one is a…

To Form a Company or Not to Form a Company: That is the Question

As an entrepreneur, I wondered, “What’s the big deal with…

Copyright Protection

“If quotes had a copyright; we’d almost all be screwed!” -Anonymous   A…

Probate 101

We’ve all heard the old saying: “you can’t escape death…

Mediation is Hard Work

I learned years ago never to wrestle with a pig.  You get dirty,…

Essential Conversations

Last month we focused on “Angry in Anaheim,” a Dear Amy letter.…

The Advance Directive

Dear Amy, My father is 91 and has dementia. I learned he gave…

Living Trusts

What is a “living trust”? You’ve heard that they are a…

Prenups: Romance Killer or Good Planning?

Marge and Homer are engaged to be married next summer.  Marge…

Estate Planning For Pets

We love our pets. We groom them, bathe them, feed them, make…

Living Trusts

You have probably heard the term “living trust.” Perhaps…

The divorce is final. . .

As a divorce attorney, my emphasis is on resolving the big issues…

The Life-Changing Magic of…Tidying Up Your Legal Documents?

As a mother of two young boys, I have clutter. Lots of clutter.…

Peaceful Divorce?

Mention the word divorce and images of heated courtroom battles…

Cyberspace and Your Case

In divorce and child custody cases these days, it is becoming…

Preparing for Care

Last month, a forum was held at SOU entitled, “Prepare for…

Peaceful Divorce?

Mention the word divorce and images of heated courtroom battles…

The Revocable Living Trust: A Helpful Tool but Not the Panacea for Painlessly Settling Estates

Routinely in my practice I am asked the question, “What can…

It's All in the Name

You have a great idea for a new business. It’s kept you awake…

Planning for New Beginnings

2017 is here. A fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to do everything…

Do You Have a Will? Estate Planning Basics

The term “estate planning” may conjure up the image of an…

Character on the Court

On October 14, the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden…

Funding Long-term Care

Growing old these days comes with a tremendous price tag. These…

The One and Only

“The glass says you are this and we are that and that is how…

Father’s Day in Retrospect

“The boy, by the age of three years, senses that his destiny…

Access to Justice in Jackson County

In May I attended the Center for NonProfit Legal Services’s…

A Legal Tail - by Robert Good

I joined Bob’s practice four years ago, a year after he started…

Top Ten Ways to Declutter Your Legal Life

“There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual…

Twenty Years on Siskiyou Boulevard

It recently occurred to me that of the 22 years I’ve been practicing…

Kids In Need In Our Community

We are in the midst of the holiday season. In my adult years,…

Essential Conversations

Last month’s article focused on “Angry in Anaheim,” a Dear…

Essential Facts of Life... and Death

“How shall we live, knowing we will die?” When Henry David…

Never Wrestle A Pig

"I learned years ago never to wrestle with a pig.  You get dirty,…