Do You Have the Correct Power of Attorney Documents?

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What if an accident, illness, or even simply the effects of aging left you unable to tell your doctors what kind of medical treatment you wanted, or made it impossible to manage your financial affairs? No one likes to think about such grim possibilities, but the truth is that almost every family will eventually face …

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Do You Need a Lawyer When You Buy or Sell Your House?

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In most real estate transactions, a realtor is involved in the process, and you may not need a lawyer involved in a home sale or purchase. However, buying or selling your home is one of the most significant financial event(s) in your life. Every transaction should include the creation of a real estate contract between …

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Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet!

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Do you ever find yourself asking, “Where does all the time go?” Or maybe saying, “There’s just not enough time to get everything done!” If you’re struggling with time management, you can learn skills that will help you become more productive. As we kick off a new year, this is a perfect time to reflect …

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Is Your Loved One With a Disability Protected?

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At times we may find ourselves caring for a loved one who is unable to function independently. Whether their disability is from injury, illness, or other causes, legal and financial issues arise when the person receives sizable funds such as an inheritance or lawsuit settlement. The money is intended for the use and care of …

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Effective December 1st, Final Overtime Rule Enforced

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As a small business owner, you should be aware of the new overtime rules that come into effect as of December 1, 2016. These are the most significant changes to salary exemptions since 2004. While you may have an employee on salary now, that does not necessarily mean you should automatically move them to an …

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Why People Delay Estate Planning

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As you go about your busy schedule, estate planning may not be your top priority. In the back of your mind, you know it is important to start the conversation. Maybe you think you have plenty of time for that later or you aren’t quite sure where you want to be financially, but you continue …

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Celebrating 20 Years In Law

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This October marks my 20th year practicing law. That’s certainly a milestone and reason for celebration, which is why I would love to celebrate with you at the open house I’m hosting this month. This particular work anniversary has prompted me to think about all the experience I’ve gained and relationships I’ve developed over the …

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Avoid the “Handshake Agreement”

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When any type of business entity has more than one owner, having the proper written documentation is essential. Some entrepreneurs are reluctant to take this step as it may be seen as a lack of trust. On the contrary, written agreements demonstrate good business and are designed to protect all parties involved. Business owners usually …

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Why A Beneficiary Check-up Is Important

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When was the last time you reviewed the beneficiaries on your accounts? Time goes by quickly and, as they say, “life happens.” Things change in your life and because you are so busy, there’s a tendency to put it at the bottom of your To-Do list or even forget about it altogether. You may understand …

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How Nursing Home Planning Can Protect Your Assets

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It’s a difficult subject to consider, but are you prepared if you or your loved ones must be admitted to a nursing home? Of course, we all want to be able to live out our days in our home. The reality is that most will be faced with the difficult decision of admitting a loved …

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