- Elder Abuse
- Prison Reform- Mental Health
- Public Education
- Public Safety
- Judicial Misconduct Tracker
- Justice Served with Andy Ostrowski
- HOA Legal Resources
- The HOA Legal Mind
- HOA Corruption
- Cynthia Stephens
- HOA Videos
- George K. Staropoli's Citizens for Constitutional ...
- HOA Coalition of Texas
- W. Lucas Neighbors at War
- Colorado HOA Forum
- CAL HOA Law
- HOA Advocate D. Vanitzian
- On the Commons Radio Show
- AZ HOA
- J. Miner's Victories VS HOA
- NC HOA Laws
- Other HOA Sites
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
If you plan to die, follow Morabito to Nevada. Whatever you do, do not die in California! –You Cannot Afford it!
This is lay opinion and not intended to convey legal advice.
February 5, 2008
Consider that attorneys make and/or influence and/or have great input into the laws that protect them and their actions.
Anyone ever try to sue for malpractice today? Good luck. Anyone try to file a complaint against an attorney at the State Bar today? Good luck. Anyone try to sue for malicious prosecution today? Good luck. Gee, what's happened to the "teeth" in the law? Law? Did someone say LAW? Anyone try to question an attorneys' billing invoices? Good luck.
Anyone interested in the influence that the California Law Revision Commission or other such Commissions have on YOUR LAWS?
Take a look at the California Law Revision Commissions "PROJECTS" section.
For example: look to see how many attorneys are writing-in with their "suggestions" and how many of those attorneys' suggestions are being heard, recognized, used, or incorporated into the CLRC text, by the California Law Revision Commission, or Commission in your home State. (These commissions influence our laws, most of the time detrimentally, those are the words of a lobbyist and uh, well, attorney too)
Gee, if I didn't know better I'd think that those attorneys writing into these Commissions are on to something. That is, why bother lobbying or paying a lobbyist to lobby the Legislature when you can use the California Law Revision Commission to do that lobbying for you for free, kinda like putting your tax dollars at work? How many of those attorney-generated "suggestions" actually transpire into laws that the rest of us have to live by, or better yet, are FORCED TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY for.
Want to know how some of these laws make it to the California Legislature when the Laws that everyday citizens want passed, no one can be bothered with?
Take a look at the (below) "Attorney-Client Privilege After Client's Death" PROJECT--scope of supposed study (when you're through with that, look at the bastardization of the California Probate code). You're thinking, what's so bad about that?!
Gee, even after my death, when my family learns how badly my attorney failed my Will and Trust (oh, and got PAID doing it) my incompetent (or worse) attorney will be let off the hook by not only the California State Bar but the Court system too! Why, you ask? BECAUSE HE'LL ARGUE IN HIS DEFENSE: ITS ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE. That is now the catch-all defense for errant attorneys. There's much more on this, but for a later date.
Next to the Evidence Code, Wills and Trusts are arguably the most abused sections of our laws in California. Ponder this: Someone dies. You take the Trust/Will to a probate attorney, or better yet, someone who PROFESSES TO BE CERTIFIED AS A SPECIALIST BY THE CALIF. BAR. <= watch out for that. Don't be too impressed with these labels.
What's the FIRST thing that happens?
The attorney reads the documents, sees that you've been left $150,000 and immediately says, I CAN HELP YOU (remember the person who left it to you is dead) and with all this Attorney-Client privilege...well, you be the judge. Anyway, this attorney that you go to begins to claim his/her share of ALL that money--he knows how much you've got in the kitty $150,000. Its now his to play with. What could be worse than that?! In order for him to tell you he can help you, he has to read the entire trust and will to learn what's in there. He gets paid for that. Then he starts to work on what you've been left. Contingency agreements? You better believe it. Soon, before you know it, he's now working on what the others got in the will and trust too. Next, you've got a lien on your inheritance, can't think it will happen, I have proof that it has already happened, over and over again.
Why bring this up? Because the situation is worse if you own property in a common interest development (CID/HOA) If the above situation happens to you and there is such deed-restricted property that has been willed or in a trust, all I can say is Good Luck!
For many more pearls of wisdom, refer to D. Vanitzian’s book Villa Appalling! Destroying the Myth of Affordable Community Living
Funny you should mention it. Nevada has no Corporate or Personal state income tax and no estate tax. Further, there are initiatives coming up that would raise the gambling tax charged casinos from 6.75% to 9.75% of gross income. In doing so, there is another initiative that would eliminate Property taxes. That would only leave the 7.25% sales tax which is lower than California . Let’s face it, gambling and tourists fund everything in Nevada and if these initiatives pass, which seems likely tourists coming from California and all other states will be paying for nearly all of our state expenses. It works for me. Joseph Morabito, former member CZ Master Association board of directors.
CotoBlogzz Tagzz - use any number of social networking managers to share this (or any other articles in the Internet) with others...click here and select social bookmarkings threads
Extreme Makeover for Orange County Sheriff's Department?
The OC Register has quoted Sheriff Anderson as saying that he is a different type of Sheriff. We have asked Sheriff Anderson if these remarks imply that he is not happy with the current organizational culture at the OCSD, and if not, what would be...
DUI Enforcement in Dana Point, San Clement and SJC
The Orange County Sheriff?s Department will be conducting DUI Roving Patrols in the Cities of Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano on Friday, January 18, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The Tri-City DUI teams will target areas that have a...
Coto de Caza: 4Q2007 Crime and Vandalism Flash Report
The CZ Board will not do it - Here is to you Coto Dad - keep it up! The bad news is that the 3Q2007 flash crime and vandalism report showed a troubling upward trend, particularly when crime and vandalism rate per capita in Coto de Caza was twice that...
Former Haidl, Jaramillo Defense Attorney JG Cavallo Goes to Jail
According to the OCDA, defense attorney Joseph Gerard Cavallo, 52, Irvine, was sentenced today to six months in jail after pleading guilty on October 12, 2007 to three felony counts for conspiring to engage in attorney capping and an illegal attorney...
CHP Officer Arrested, Held on $4 million Bail at the Orange County Jail.
According to the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA), the OCDA and Santa Ana Police Department, in cooperation with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), arrested Joshua Blackburn, a CHP officer and recovered several kilograms of cocaine that had been...
Coto de Caza DUI Collision Lawsuit Notes
Case No 05CC02855 involves a traffic accident that occurred September 22, 2004 at the intersection of Vista del Verde and Mackenzie Lane (undisputed fact). The defendant was visiting Coto de Caza as a guest of Coto de Caza Gold Club, having earlier...
Coto de Caza DUI Collision (Skendarian) Lawsuit Settlement
According to court records filed in Superior Court in Orange County dated November 28, 2006, the Skendarian lawsuit settlement worked out includes:
Call 911 to Report DUIs - ?Avoid the Ten? Holiday DUI Crackdown in South Orange County- "Law enforcement can only do so much" -
The Orange County Sheriff?s Department is preparing for one of the State?s most aggressive impaired driving crackdowns of the year, taking part in the ?Avoid the Ten? campaign as part of California?s holiday DUI crackdown. California?s effort coincides...
Liberal Mac - according to former member of CZ board of directors Joseph Morabito
Hello All: John McCain has two timed the Republican Party for the last 27 years. Let me count the ways:
McCain/Kennedy that would have given amnesty to 12,000,000 illegal aliens.
McCain/Feingold that prevents Republicans from contributing to elect Republicans and limits free speech.
Voted two times against the Bush Tax Cuts.
Supports closing Guantanomo where the Terrorists are in jail.
Supports ending water boarding to get information from Terrorists.
Was involved in the Keating Savings and Loan Scandal which cost taxpayers over $400 Billion. Should have gone to jail for that one.
McCain/Liberman specific to global warming that will raise all energy cost in this country and cost jobs.
John McCain is not a conservative Republican. He will reach across the aisle all right with Democrats to raise taxes. He has never had a job outside government in his life. He is a kept man supported by his rich wife. McCain can’t deal with the economy since he has never worked in it. John McCain does not have the temperament to be President. He is arrogant and stubborn. McCain will get us into even more wars.
While Mitt Romney is not perfect by any means, he can beat Hill and Bill by first uniting the Republican Party. If McCain is the nominee, conservative Republicans will sit out this election and we will lose. McCain will tear the Republican Party apart which will take years to recover. Remember, Pete Wilson in California who destroyed the Republican Party here and it has never really recovered. A vote for McCain is a vote for Hill and Bill. I am voting for Mitt Romney as the only candidate who can beat Hill and Bill. JM
Boy Mitt (Chameleon) Romney
It is hard to argue against the Limbaugh/Hannity talking points.
It is also hard to argue against Romney’s Clintonian definition of “seeing while I was not there”, or even voting against life, before being for it.
It is hard to argue about refusing to be counted for political expediency
Or Guru Romney’s Yoga – that is, how many positions can one have on a single issue –refer to Exclusive Brody File Video: Huckabee on Romney: "How Many Different ...
"How Many Different Changes of Position Can One Have ... the first to admit that and when you add to that positions that he's held on ...
Or as Boy George might say – Chameleon Mitt -- Buzz
Use any of the social networking managers below to share this or any other article with others....more bookmarking managers
Select Blogzz & click icon
BlogzzSpot NewzzVinezz FeedBurner CotoBlogzz BraveBlogzz Y!360Blogzz
Christian CID Cityhood Coto de Caza CZ BOD democracy eades HOA Islam journalism judges Laguna Woods lawsuit lawyers mismanagement ocda South Orange County subsidies Vandalism xochitl
Grab this swicki from eurekster.com
To subscribe/unsubscribe to the CotoBuzz Journal or send Letters to the Editor : click here or send email to:
The CotoBuzz Journal P.O. Box 154 Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678 (509) 355-8895