Apr 21, 2016
In my estate planning practice, it is not uncommon to meet with a new client who wants an estate plan prepared, but is a bit vague as to what should be included in that plan. Quite frequently, the initial conversation begins with the client saying something like, “I would like a will…or should I have a trust? Do I need anything else?” Actually, those are good questions to begin a discussion.
Most folks recognize that … Read more
Apr 12, 2016
A charging order is the statutory vehicle which enables an Oregon judgment creditor to reach their debtor’s limited liability company membership or partnership interest to satisfy a judgment debt. ORS 63.259; 67.205; and, 70.295. In a recent decision, Law v. Zemp, 276 Or App 652 (2016), the Oregon Court of Appeals disregarded the applicable statutory language creating more confusion than clarity concerning the proper nature and permissible scope of charging orders in Oregon.
The judgment … Read more
Apr 6, 2016
Have you ever wondered why we don’t just pay criminals to stop committing crimes? If so, the City of Richmond, California has read your mind and come up with just such a plan. Richmond employs selected ex-cons from nearby San Quentin State Prison, paid by the City, to supervise and pay other convicted criminals not to kill each other; except that they sometimes can’t help themselves and kill each other anyway.
If you’re convicted of … Read more