Having a Will in place is a fundamental act of kindness toward friends, family and loved ones. Such legal documents provide a detailed account of your wishes and help avoid speculation and disagreement. Despite the loving nature of thoughtfully crafted Wills, organizations such as AARP indicate that as many as 60 percent of Americans polled […]
If you are injured in an accident or you suffer from a potentially terminal illness, you may be thinking about how you would be able to transmit your wishes about your health care should you become incapacitated. You can put your desires in a legally binding document called a living will. This document, shared with […]
Everyone’s personal and financial estate plan is different. That is what makes the entire process so challenging, demanding, and even stressful. Thankfully, this sometimes-unpleasant task can be a lot easier if you have the help of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
These three steps can help you get the process started, and your estate planning lawyer […]
With the many responsibilities that you must take care of as a small business owner, filing your taxes can become very time-consuming and overwhelming. There are many important steps that you must follow, requirements you must meet and documents you must find before you can complete your taxes. Keep yourself from getting too overwhelmed by […]
As a small business owner, it’s important to keep in mind that taxation is one area of your business practice that leaves no room for error. While most people are worried about the threat of additional taxes, penalties and interest charges, these are really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tax-related […]
The April 17 tax deadline for 2018 is just around the corner. If you’ve left your tax prep until the last minute, chances are that you’re scrambling to make sure you have everything in order. While there is still enough time left to finish your taxes without error, it’s important that you gather the right […]
When everyday people think about whether a power of attorney makes sense for them, it’s often in the context of need. Consider which of these scenarios would constitute a “need” for you.
A: You are scheduled for a significant medical procedure.
B: You recently received a long-term illness diagnosis.
C: You plan on traveling while a home or […]
Medical directives or advance directives are documents that plan for your health care in the event that you are are mentally or physically incapacitated and cannot do it yourself. You must be suffering from a terminal condition for them to take effect. Because you have the right to determine end-of-life directives for yourself, you may […]
While a Last Will and Testament garners a great deal of respect from friends and loved ones, sometimes they do not accurately reflect that deceased’s wishes. When people are inadvertently left out or the document has stipulations that run contrary to the testator’s known desires, something may be amiss – you may find cause to […]
As the year comes to an end, now is the perfect time to get a head start on your business taxes. While personal taxes aren’t due until April 15, 2018, your business taxes must be completed and filed a full month earlier on March 15, 2018. If you’re want to make sure this tax season […]