When Do You Charge Me?

After some years in this solo law practice thing, I’ve learned one of the things clients most want to know is, “When is the meter running?” My representation agreement says I can give you a flat fee or we can work hourly (your choice), and when that happens, I charge in tenth of an hour increments. But do I really charge people by the minute for everything I do? Read More...

Watch Out for IRA Spend-Down

I am grateful to James Koewler, an Ohio elder law attorney, for pointing out something I should have realized on my own: if you hold onto your traditional IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or similar retirement vehicle (not Roth) for your last asset as you’re headed toward a Medical Assistance application, you have probably put yourself in a real bind. Read More...

Amazingly Bad Advice - Part III

I don’t know Mr. Richard Eisenberg, of course, and I certainly don’t want to pick a fight by highlighting just how bad his recommendations were in his Forbes article (see link in Part I). But since another piece of his bad advice could lead to the loss of valuable digital assets, let’s return to his post once more. Read More...