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Important Documents for Your Children

By Myra Gerson Gilfix For 30 years, we have been advising our clients to have their children sign some vital documents when they become 18 years of age. The fact is that anything can happen to anybody at any time. By no means are 18 year-olds an exception to the rule. Some would say that their behavior proves the rule every day! Parents who have been consistently in the loop for their child’s... 

When Heirs Count on Your Wealth as Their Retirement Plan

Having an estate plan and retirement plan protects you, but is often a sensitive topic for families. If your child or children count on your wealth as their retirement plan, you may feel even greater pressure to get it right. An estate planning and elder law attorney in Michigan protects your best interests as you age even if what you want conflicts with what your children want. According to a recent... 

More Depositions Taken in Fun 5’s Lottery Lawsuit

Depositions continued on July 30, 2015 in the Fun 5’s fraud lawsuit against GTECH Corporation.  Attorneys Richard LaGarde and Manfred Sternberg represented approximately 1,000 Texas consumers at the depositions.  The Instant Product Coordinator for the Texas Lottery Commission, Mr. Dale Bowersock, and the Products Manager for the Commission, Mr. Robert Tirloni, were questioned for approximately... 

Is There Such A Thing As A “Friendly” Divorce?

The emotions usually associated with divorce are hurt, hatred, and bitterness. This is primarily because the most common display of divorce is in family law courts where each of the spouses is ready to fight the other spouse for all possessions. The picture of spouses fighting in courts on everything from asset distribution to child custody etc. means that the general perception of divorce is one of... 

Technology and Divorce Litigation-Pros and Cons

The prospect of going through an Orange County divorce can be pretty daunting for anyone facing it for the very first time. One of the leading fears that can overcome you in that point of time is the fear of walking into court. This can particularly increase in times where one of the spouses is not aware of the divorce process to be followed, and the level of technology that can be used against them... 

Estate Planning: Having the Inheritance Talk

As a parent or grandparent, there are many milestone talks to have with the younger generation. Talking about what a child will or will not inherit is as challenging as the birds and bees discussion. After you meet with a Michigan elder attorney to decide how to handle a Michigan Retirement Plan Trust, you will feel ready to share with your children and grandchildren. According to an article by forbes.com,... 

How divorce affects retirement planning

Older people are getting divorced more frequently than ever before. Divorce can be a significant roadblock for retirement planning and financial security. Although divorcing earlier in life can have a minimal impact on retirement, divorcing after the age of 50 can have huge implications. Couples who are getting divorced should collect information about all of their retirement accounts, including IRAs,... 

Columbia Office

James Law Group is proud to announce the opening of our second location in Columbia, Missouri. With offices in St. Peters and Columbia, we look forward to being able to better serve our clients’ legal needs throughout eastern and central Missouri. Columbia Office has a location that is easy to find. We are on Stadium just south of its intersection with Highway 70. Give us a call.  Read More →

Celebrate and Applaud ADA This Week

Celebrate and Applaud ADA This Week By Marion Walsh, Esq. This week, we celebrate and applaud the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In our firm, we work each in every day to help individuals with disabilities achieve meaningful benefits and live a fulfilling life.  The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 guarantee civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities—whether... 

Celebrate and Applaud ADA This Week

By Marion Walsh, Esq. This week, we celebrate and applaud the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  In our firm, we work each in every day to help individuals with disabilities achieve meaningful benefits and live a fulfilling life.  The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 guarantee civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities—whether physical, cognitive... 
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