A Landlord CAN still evict during the CDC moratorium

Shortly before the the nationwide eviction moratorium was set to expire on March 31st, the Biden administration re-extended it through June 30th. There is a lot of confusion about the moratorium by both landlords and tenants. We have several clients who are residential landlords and they were successfully able to evict their tenants for a […]

A Landlord CAN still evict during the CDC moratorium

Shortly before the the nationwide eviction moratorium was set to expire on March 31st, the Biden administration re-extended it through June 30th. There is a lot of confusion about the moratorium by both landlords and tenants. We have several clients who are residential landlords and they were successfully able to evict their tenants for a […]

Not all Possession of a Controlled Substance is Unlawful

When I first started practicing 21 years ago, the most common criminal offense was Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance: Crack Cocaine. Around 2005, the primary drug switched to meth. These days, the leader is certainly prescribed medications of various sorts. However, mere possession of a these types of controlled substances is not a crime. […]

Importance of Timely Estate Planning

In 1790, John Trusler, included the following proverb in his compilation: “No time like the present, a thousand unforeseen circumstances may interrupt you at a future time” This is so true in estate planning. Now is time to plan. I had an elderly client recently schedule, urgently, a consult. She was in a visible panic when I […]

You can sue debt collectors. The rules are going into place.

  How many of us of been called by a debt collector? Did you know a lot of the play book of debt collectors are illegal. I have represented many people who were pursued by debt collectors. Because of the actions of the debtor collector though, we were able to turn the table on them […]

“It’s Time for Police to Stop Lying to Suspects”

This is the title a new article in the New York Times. Most Americans don’t know this, but police officers in the United States are permitted by law to outright lie about evidence to suspects they interrogate in pursuit of a confession. Of all forms of subterfuge they deploy — like feigning sympathy and suggesting […]

Study: Fighting about finances is a top predictor of divorce

Per a report by NBC, More than half of all couples go into their partnerships with debt, and 40 percent say that this financial burden ends up having a negative impact on their relationships, according to a new Couples & Money study by Fidelity. Not only do couples disagree on whose responsibility the debt is — 49 […]