Attorney Liens in California vs. Attorney Liens in Nevada
Attorney liens are completely different in California than they are in Nevada. In Nevada and most states, attorney liens are generally creatures of statute. In California, they are entirely governed by contract with case law and ethical rules providing some limits, generally in a client’s favor. See e.g. Carroll v. Interstate Brands Corp., 99 Cal. App. 4th […]March 31, 2020
5 Things You Should Do Right After an Auto Accident.
People often ask what they should do if they are in an accident. Here are five things you should do if you are involved in an accident. Call 911 if anyone’s injured. If not, then you might call 311. Look for witnesses right away. Are there any third party independent witnesses that saw the accident? […]March 27, 2020
Employment Law for Employees and Employers in the Times of the Coronavirus
This is part of an interview between Brian Morris and Jeffrey Gronich of The Office of Jeffrey Gronich. With business closures and lay-offs happening due to the coronavirus, we want to talk about employment law because that’s one of the main questions that I’m getting. Although we handle business law here at Morris Law Center, […]March 26, 2020
How to Protect my Family During the Coronavirus Outbreak
People are asking how to protect their family during this Coronavirus situation. Of course, we all know the typical things to do, the washing of the hands and doing the social distancing and all of that stuff. What comes up legally is to talk about estate planning in general, which also includes incapacity planning. I […]March 17, 2020
Sarah talks to Bonnie Lonardo from LJ Law about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
This is part of an interview between Sarah Morris and Bonnie Lonardo from LJ Law, transcribed from an episode of Around the Gavel by Morris Law Center. Miss Bonnie Lonardo is the owner of LJ Law and she practices in the area of family law, bankruptcy, and foreclosure defense. How long have you been practicing? […]March 13, 2020
The Importance of Getting it in Writing
I am often asked “What if I didn’t get an agreement in writing?” This comes up very, very frequently in my practice because we do a lot of litigation. Here is a simple example: you come in and you say ”Somebody sold me a lawn mower on Craigslist and told me that it was going […]March 6, 2020
What You Should Know About Nevada Pet Trusts
A pet trust is something that was enacted in Nevada in 2001. Not every state has one of these laws. And let me just back up and explain to you what would happen if you don’t have a pet trust. So a lot of people will draft their will and they will actually account for […]February 27, 2020
Legal Discussions in Mortgage Lending with Alderus Mortgage
This is part of an interview between Sarah Morris and Shaké Ajamian and Coby Baker of Alderus Mortgage, transcribed from an episode of Around the Gavel by Morris Law Center. Can you just tell me a little bit about how Alderus got started? 15 years ago I was doing practice management and decided to move […]February 21, 2020
In an Emergency, Do You Have an Incapacity Plan?
Incapacity planning is part of an estate plan, even if it’s not highlighted, there are plans that are literally just for incapacity. These things have come up more recently because there are more people that are at risk for early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. If you have parents that have shown signs of dementia, […]February 6, 2020
What Are the Differences Between Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts?
What are the differences between irrevocable and revocable trusts? When we talk about trusts there are two main types: revocable trust and irrevocable trust. A revocable trust means that you can set it up and then you can decide at a later date that you want to completely dissolve it. An irrevocable trust means that […]January 31, 2020