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Monthly Archives: March 2020


There Is One Regulation That Is Miserably Failing Consumers & Killing People

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

It is a horrifying, dangerous consumer safety and protection issue many of us thought was already resolved: Tip-over furniture accidents. In 2016, IKEA issued a recall of almost 30 million dressers and chests after the seven toddlers died in these accidents due to a design flaw which made them prone to fall forward. The… Read More »


Bill in Florida Proposes Changing Rules Surrounding Emotional Support Animals in Landlord-Tenant Context

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Florida House Bill 209 addressing landlords’ ability to regulate tenants’ need to have emotional support animals with them was proposed in January, and could very well come into conflict with the requirements set forth in the federal Fair Housing Act. Specifically, the bill would allow landlords to demand proof that pets are used for… Read More »


The SECURE Act Passing Warrants Updating Your Estate Plan

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Passed in late December, the SECURE Act makes a number of important changes to retirement plans that also impact estate planning. Most notably, the Act eliminates the “stretch” IRA for non-spouse beneficiaries, meaning anyone other than your spouse who is the beneficiary of your IRA can no longer only take the required minimum distributions… Read More »


U.S. Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There is currently a case before the US Supreme Court which has the power to dramatically reshape how the US government provides us with basic legal protections when it comes to consumer fraud and protection. Specifically, the case could ultimately lead to the dissolution of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau),… Read More »


Survey & Changes in Law Highlight Why Working with an Estate Planning Attorney On an Ongoing Basis Is So Important

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

According to a new survey conducted by TD Wealth, in addition to increasing healthcare costs and life expectancy, a rise in gray divorces – or those after age 50 – is having a significant effect on estate planning. As a result, it is becoming more and more important to constantly and proactively review these… Read More »