What is a Power of Attorney?

April 27, 2017
Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you grant someone else the ability to make decisions on your behalf if you are otherwise incapable. There are a few different types of power of attorney, and different ways to go about obtaining one. Here are some things to consider. Different Types of Power […]

When Do I Need to Worry About a Will?

March 15, 2017
Estate Planning, Wills

Having a Will in place prior to your passing can save your loved ones money, months in court, headaches, confusion, and unnecessary stress. So, what is involved in drafting a Will, and when is a good time to get started? It is always smart to have your Will ready should something happen to you and […]

How Do I Calculate My Assets?

February 17, 2017
Estate Planning

Your assets are, simply put, everything you have of value. To calculate your assets, you’ll want to add up the value of these things, and to determine your net worth you’ll need to subtract your debts from your assets. Determining your net worth is an important part of estate planning, and sounds overwhelming, but it […]

What is Probate?

January 17, 2017

Whether a loved one dies with a Will leaving money or property to beneficiaries, or if they die without a Will (“intestate”), an Estate must be opened to transfer their money and property to their beneficiaries or heirs. Dealing with the process for administering, or “probating”, the Estate can be overwhelming and intimidating, and the […]

Is a Will Public Information?

December 14, 2016

If you are beginning the process of planning your Will, you may be curious who will be able to access it. Wills often contain sensitive or delicate information, so you may be concerned that your family or others can see who is getting what. While the contents of a Will can be kept private during […]

Why you May Need a Lawyer to Start a New Business

December 6, 2016
Business Law

Starting a new business is exciting and frightening, and you may be feeling optimistic and overwhelmed all at the same time. When you have what feels like a million decisions to make and every penny counts, it can be tempting to forgo consulting a business lawyer, but that may not be the most cost-effective decision. […]

Three Non Profit Lawsuits you can Avoid

October 30, 2016
Business Law

Lawsuits are something that can impact any organization, but they can be particularly devastating to a non profit organization. Most lawsuits fit into one of three categories, personal injury, contract issues, and employment law issues. Let’s look at each of these more carefully to better understand how to avoid these common lawsuits. Personal Injury Lawsuits […]

What is the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

September 30, 2016

Making arrangements for your loved ones in the event of your death may not be something you wish to think about, but it’s an essential part of a sound financial plan. It is important for you to ensure that your family and loved ones are taken care of and that your assets are distributed the […]

Would Having a Will Have Made a Difference for Prince?

May 13, 2016
Estate Planning

Prince’s recent death highlights the value and purpose of a Will. A Will is something many people don’t think about until they get older, but at any age it is important to make sure your family is secure should the unexpected happen. When a celebrity, or anyone with a sizable estate, passes away without a […]

Do You Need to Worry About Estate Taxes?

April 11, 2016
Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, we get a lot of questions from our clients about estate taxes: Who is responsible for paying estate taxes? What is the amount I have to pay? Should I start worrying about it now? Estate taxes may be collected on several levels, depending on where you live and where […]

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