News & Updates

Your Digital Legacy

Your Digital Legacy: Facebook has introduced the “legacy contact,” a person who can manage some of your account after you die. While the contact cannot log in as you or change your settings, that person can update photos, respond to requests and download archives. You can identify your legacy on Facebook, or as a digital […]

Divorce Economics

The Wall Street Journal (sub. required) reports on a potentially useful tool for divorcing couples who can keep cool heads and focus on the numbers (which, along with children, is one of the two key issues splitting couples must address). Economist Laurence Kotlikoff, who the Journal reports is finalizing his own divorce, offers a planning […]

On Your Case: The Book Trailer

I partnered with my trusted Trusts and Estates lawyer to make this video. Pardon the pun, but trust me, it’s worth the time and money it takes to put your plans in order. Happy watching!

Supreme Same-Sex Marriage Showdown

The United States Supreme Court is likely to make civil rights history this spring, when it decides whether same sex couples have the right to marry across the United States. Currently, same sex marriage is permitted in 36 states; the other 14 states ban those marriages but those bans are under attack. Adam Liptak, who […]

Adults Can be Legally Responsible for Underage Drinking

Beware of the kids partying in your basement!  Adults can, and often are, held responsible for underage drinking that occurs on their property.  As I explain in On Your Case, twenty-eight states have a specific law, known as a social host law, allowing parents to be fined or ticketed if they allow a party to […]

Condé Nast Settles Intern Lawsuit For $5.85 Million

Federal courts have preliminarily approved another settlement on behalf of unpaid and underpaid interns, this time in the magazine world. Condé Nast will pay $5.85 million to approximately 7,500 interns who worked at such magazines as Vanity Fair, Vogue, and the New Yorker.  Each intern should receive between $700 and $1,900.  Last October, NBCUniversal also came to […]