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Congratulations Tammy on Your 10 Year Anniversary!

My name is Tammy Stark and I have had the pleasure of being Leigh’s legal assistant for 10 years. When I came to work with Leigh, we were part of a firm before going out on her own. We shared an office, and when you share an office you really get a chance to know each...

Is Everything in Order?

Before you leave on your next trip, do you have everything in order? Trips are fun, (you know how I love to travel!), but I also know that it is important to be prepared for the unexpected. Besides the usual packing list, and arrangements for your home, and perhaps...

Where Have You Been Lately?

It’s vacation time and I love to travel! I love everything about it: talking about travel, swapping stories about places we have been and places we might want to go. That is why I want to add a place in our newsletter where we can do just that. I want all of you...

It Takes Guts

My job involves asking difficult questions. The questions are hard because they are about things none of us want to think about. When I was a young lawyer, I did not realize just how hard these questions were. For example, if a couple has minor children, I have to...

Choosing an Executor

The best way to begin the task of choosing an Executor is not necessarily to look for a family member you trust the most. Rather begin with looking at the job of an Executor, whether volunteer or paid. Below is a list of tasks that are usually expected of the...

Who Can You Trust?

When creating a will or setting up a Trust, you will need to choose someone or a corporate Trustee to carry out the necessary tasks of settling your estate or managing your Trust. You will leave explicit instructions on how you want things handled, and you need to...