Domestic smart devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous in American homes. We now have the ability to control cameras, thermostats, lights, alarms, sound systems, doorbells, garage doors, vehicles, and appliances from our phones. As these smart devices proliferate, there is a growing danger of people losing control over their basic privacy and safety.
Michigan Supreme Court considers a case involving the parenting rights of a now-split-up same-sex couple. The case pits the biological mother of the child against her former partner; the two were never married and the child was born prior to the recognition of marital equality in 2012.
This post explores a form of financial elder abuse where the bad actor induces a romantic relationship with an elderly person in order to inherit their estate. Bad actors in elder abuse schemes often go to great lengths to bilk their victim, including getting married to the target.
Like diet and exercise, estate planning is often at the top of New Year’s Resolutions. Just as the diet fades by St. Patrick’s day, and trips to the gym stop with the onset of warmer weather, estate planning never seems to get planned.