When my husband I decided to start a business, we didn't think about the legal aspects of doing so. We didn't realize that purchasing business insurance, getting building permits and making investments all required some type of legal advice. But after speaking to a close friend, who also happens to own a small business, we contacted a business attorney. Now, we have the legal smarts to make the best decisions for our business, as well as the legal representation in case something happens to our company. I hope that you find my blog helpful and informative for your own business. It's a great resource for finding the legal advice, resources and guidance you need to get your company up and running.
8 January 2018
If you own and operate a business that gets its customer base from the general public, such as a restaurant, hotel, coffee shop, retail store, pet grooming or boarding facility, or service and repair company, you're undoubtedly already aware of the existence of online review sites where customers record their experiences with specific businesses and rate them from poor to excellent. Like many business owners, you may be unsure of how to leverage these online reviews to your advantage, and you may also be concerned that unfairly earned bad reviews will have a negative impact on your business.
7 December 2017
If your loved one has died, and they left a will, you may think that the division of the estate will be problem-free. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily true. While a legal will does eliminate some of the hassles associated with settling an estate, it doesn't eliminate all of them. In fact, even with a legally binding will, problems can arise that will derail the process and lead to costly, and frustrating delays.
10 November 2017
When you own a business, you are going to want to make sure that you are taking as many opportunities as possible to ensure that your investment is well invested. After all, you have not only your own financial future to think about, but you are most likely responsible for a few employees that are counting on you to run your business well so they can continue to have a job with you.
10 October 2017
Many people feel like they do not have enough assets to justify using a lawyer for estate planning. No matter what size your estate is, it's always worth seeking legal help to ensure that an estate is handled properly. Here are a few reasons why it is worth meeting with a lawyer to handle it for you. Setting Up a Will At a bare minimum, everyone should have a will. It is a simple document that states who you want your personal assets to be given to after you pass away.
20 September 2017
Do you have a child with high-functioning autism or a similar processing disorder who is able to function without a legal guardian but still has difficulty understanding how to manage money? If so, you have every reason to worry about what could happen when you die -- especially if you plan on leaving the majority of your estate to that child. Learn more about how an irrevocable trust can help protect your heir or heirs from both themselves and those who might try to take advantage of them financially once you're not there to protect them.