Most of us believe that our medical and other health information is private and should be protected, and we want to know who has this information. In a world that in continuously becoming more connected, the exchange of such…more
A will is a simple and effective tool at accomplishing a number of goals and estate planning needs, but it can’t do everything. Here are some goals that a properly drafted and executed will can and cannot accomplish.
A will CAN…more
A HISTORY OF SUPREME COURT CIVIL RIGHTS DECISIONS IN 1000 WORDS
With the Supreme Court hearing arguments on the constitutionality of California’s proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act this week, I thought I’d…more
The deadline for filing your income tax return with the IRS is just over 4 weeks away. If you haven’t filed yet, there are a number credits that can lower your total tax bill or maximize your refund. Unlike a deduction, which…more
As a new business owner you have myriad things to worry about, but perhaps none cause more headaches than taxes. From itemized deductions to self-employment tax, to payroll taxes for those small businesses with employees, issues…more
In order to ensure that your family and friends aren’t left scrambling to track down important items, people and papers, my first suggestion may be obvious: talk to them and ensure that they understand your wishes and what is…more
As the New Year brings excitement and new opportunity, there is one thing looming not far down the road that may not be the most pleasant for a lot of people. By April 15 this year each and every one of us with any earned income…more
Back in November, with the fiscal cliff looming in the distance, it was anyone’s guess what the effect of any congressional negotiations would be on the estate tax. One of those doing the guessing was me, and I wrote about my…more
To follow up on my post last week, Estate Planning for the Average American, I thought it could be good to touch on estate planning for another group of people- young professionals. Considering I find myself in this…more
As an estate planning attorney it is common for me to hear from people who assume that estate planning isn’t necessary for them because they have no “estate”. However, to put it bluntly, this couldn’t be further from the truth…more
Now that the presidential election is over much of the national chatter has shifted to the “fiscal cliff” looming at the end of the calendar year when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 are scheduled to go into effect…more
To run a virtual law office or any new business you’ll need for all sorts of programs and software to be effective. From billing to research, and marketing to client communication, technology today offers some incredibly…more
There may be nothing further from a young and healthy new graduate’s mind than premature death. However, in the event the unthinkable happens, there is a very real risk that loved ones may be responsible to repay outstanding…more
So you have a great new idea or a way to improve on an existing one, but what now? Starting a business is no easy task and the requirements to do it correctly can seem overwhelming. But, while there are a number of local, state…more
Ask anyone you know the kind of person that would need to be concerned with estate planning, and 90% would describe the well-to-do retiree who has spent the last 40 years of life building up substantial wealth.
But what about…more
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