Two high-profile estates in the news this year –– Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman –– had similar intentions but dramatically different outcomes. The difference: The prudent use of revocable trusts. With foresight and planning, trusts are relatively simple to create. Philip Seymour Hoffman had three children with Marianne O’Donnell, a woman he treated like.
We are in the season for holiday office parties. These parties can range from informal dinner parties with white elephant gift exchanges to more formal affairs at a local club or restaurant. By all means, enjoy the season, but be careful not to spoil it by driving under the influence. How many drinks does it.
Frequently the phrase “if I die” comes up during estate planning conversations with clients. Yet it is never a matter of if, only when. According to some estimates, nearly half of Americans with children do not have a Will, Power of Attorney, or Health Care Directive. Additionally, more than 40 percent of Baby Boomers do.
Education is an honored profession in Georgia governed by numerous constitutional provisions, state laws, and local school-district policies, regulations and guidelines. At Cauthorn Nohr & Owen, we help teachers navigate this confusing and complicated terrain when legal issues or questions arise. Here are some tips for Georgia teachers: Talk to an attorney BEFORE you quit.
The law may often be complicated, subject to interpretation, and confusing, but in some cases, it certainly isn’t dull. In one recent case, a property owner near the site of the new Braves stadium is suing Cobb County, claiming the county violated zoning procedures and abused its power.
A legal team that includes Cauthorn Nohr & Owen’s Tom Cauthorn and Wick Cauthorn is working to protect the right of Fulton County’s leadership to determine the priority of and financing for public improvements.
If you’ve ever been injured in an accident you know the pain is more than physical. The emotional and financial stress can be even more debilitating. You need allies as you sort through the maze of legal proceedings that often accompany serious injuries. Before you retain an attorney, however, be clear on exactly what the firm you select can offer.
In 1990, only one in 10 persons who divorced was age 50 or older. By 2011, more than one in four (28 percent) of those divorced that year were over 50. For the first time in our history, more people over 50 are divorced than widowed. What’s happening among the Baby-Boomer generation?