IMPORTUNITY KNOCKS

IMPORTUNITY KNOCKS

By Tim Barkley. November 2016. Elderly and alone, my client had faced the future with fear. Widowed and childless, she relied on her money to secure her the attentions of her neighbors and nieces. Money was the carrot; the stick was her threat to write them out of the will. Ambitious and unscrupulous, some of the recipients believed they had found an opportunity too good to pass up. They became perpetually importunate, sad faces masking an...

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THANK YOU, MOUNT AIRY!

THANK YOU, MOUNT AIRY!

This is a wonderful place to raise a family, to build life and a business, and to make friends. Thank you, Mount Airy, for twenty delightful years. We look forward to many more.

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FREE RIDE

FREE RIDE

By Tim Barkley. March 2014. Susan caught the lawyer by his elbow in the restaurant. “I thought that was you. Can I ask you a question?” “Sure,” he replied, “what’s on your mind?” “I was talking to a friend who told me that we should put Mom’s houses and money in a trust so that a nursing home won’t take everything.” “Here’s the scoop,” the lawyer told her....

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CHANGE OF PACE

CHANGE OF PACE

By Tim Barkley. May 2013. The threesome came through the door slowly, helping along Mom on her walker. The attorney welcomed them back to the conference room, helped to seat Mom and stow her hardware. The trio declined coffee or tea, but Mom accepted a glass of water. A tall middle-aged woman, obviously accustomed to her role as spokesperson for the group, provided introductions. “I’m Susan, this is Ricky my brother, and this is our...

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