A major victory for citizens’ privacy interests today as the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled law enforcement cannot search an arrested person’s cell phone without first obtaining a search warrant.  While the court recognized the need to investigate crimes, the Court found that privacy rights are more important. ... 
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By Susan Yubas, founder of FYI Senior Living Solutions, Inc. As we prepare for a trip with older members of our family, we want the plans we make to be as uncomplicated and stress free as possible.  “Ha, ha,” you laugh.  Travel is complicated and stressful on its own these days, let alone when you [...]  Read More →
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Jim Fausone Veteran Disability Attorney VA Healthcare does a tremendous amount of research and works to get that information out into the public. As part of an effort to inform Veterans and others about their risk for developing the disease, Timothy, of VA’s Office of Research and Development, appeared on The... 
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At first blush, annuities sound like a good deal for investors who would like to set aside capital and obtain defined, periodic payments over the long term. However, annuities, and more specifically variable annuities, can be difficult to understand. They can turn out to be more costly than originally expected, and... 
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I had the pleasure of spending the last week at Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island with about 35 members of my son’s scout troop.  It has taken time away from the office and my family, and it’s certainly made things more hectic, but it was worth it. Over the course of the week, our kids earned over 100... 
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On Friday an Opa-Locka police lieutenant was involved in an accident.  The police officer is now facing drunken driving charges after crashing into another vehicle.  The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is alleging that the officer rear-ended a car with his unmarked police vehicle.  FHP’s DUI report alleges that... 
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State authorities have announced that a South Florida doctor has received an 18 year prison sentence for his participation in a “pill mill” scheme. Attorney General Pam Bondi said that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to bring the “dangerous drug... 
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Don’t leave your IRA outright to a kid. In the big news department, the Supreme Court held in Clark v. Rameker that inherited IRA’s are not asset protected.  There were differing opinions on whether an inherited IRA would be protected against bankruptcy, however it is now clear that they are not. Here’s the... 
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Problems with the Five Wishes and Free Advanced Directives In my Michigan estate planning practice, I’ve had a ton of clients and financial planners bring up the Five Wishes as a way to handle end of life decisions.  Everyone over the age of 18 in Michigan needs advanced directives (sometimes called medical... 
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Bamboo can create one of the hardest surfaces available, and it makes an excellent choice for a flooring upgrade. It is also the current best-selling choice of environmentally conscious homeowers who wish to help green the planet. Over the last decade, bamboo has also become affordable, offering a modern, clean look... 
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