Entries by Valarie Roche

New federal water rule taps reservoir of angst

By: John Kolanz It is largely about perspective. Some say the new federal rule defining the reach of the Clean Water Act will pave “the road to a regulatory and economic hell.” Others see it as a rollback of current protections that fails to close loopholes that have made the nation’s waters vulnerable to destruction […]

The Million Dollar Comma

The Million Dollar Comma By: Brandy E. Natalzia With the advent of legal service websites like Legal Zoom, Rocket Lawyer, nolo.com, etc., almost anyone can draft a will, a durable power of attorney, or a real estate contract.  People can even set up a limited liability company and draft their own divorce documents.  The advent […]

Trust – Probate

By: Timothy P. Brynteson   Estate planning attorneys are frequently asked by clients to explain the difference between a “will” and a “trust.”  This is normally in the context of planning for the disposition of assets upon the client’s death – so we surmise that clients are looking for information regarding the differences between and […]