The most loaded question personal injury attorneys commonly get from their clients is this: How much do you think my case is worth? There is so much that goes into answering this question that it’s almost impossible to answer. With that said, I can tell you several factors that are essential in... continue reading »
Most people are aware of the basic rules regarding capital gains tax – in short, the gain is the difference between your acquisition cost and the sales price. Like with most rules, there are several exceptions and that allows for some planning opportunities.
The homestead exemption is ... continue reading »
Artistic expression manifests in our personal and professional lives more than we may realize. When an artist finishes a painting, a fishing guide writes a description of her services for a brochure, or a beekeeper posts information about types of local honey on his blog, they all create original... continue reading »
We get many questions about contracts for deed and some people assume they are not as “good” as a traditional bank loan and mortgage. As with most legal issues, there are several issues or factors if comparing contract for deeds and mortgages.
For sellers, many clients love earning a g... continue reading »
Often times we think of estate planning when we are older or after we have children. However, it can be a very important step for children that are soon to reach the age of majority. Parents and families are often so busy planning for the transition of their children from high school to the n... continue reading »
If you are dealing with a workers’ compensation claim, or have dealt with one in the past, you will probably agree that there are some areas that are pretty confusing. One of the more complicated areas is the topic of Treatment Parameters. Today’s article will focus on this topic and hopefull... continue reading »
If you own and operate a small business in one of our lake communities, you know the importance of name recognition. A unique business name and logo can help a business stand out and get noticed by potential customers. Picture the logo for Sea Ray boats – it looks like a stylized silver wave an... continue reading »
Today’s article focuses on vocational rehabilitation and retraining. I often get phone calls or have initial consultations involving injured workers who have no idea that they are entitled to rehabilitation services. Often times the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will not provide a Q... continue reading »
This time of year we get a lot of calls regarding lake access. The calls vary but here are a few issues that come up time and time again. Many off-water lots have an easement across a lake lot for lake access. Unfortunately, many of these easements are quite old and vaguely worded. Does the... continue reading »
If you read our law firm’s articles on a regular basis, you have gained a basic understanding of estate planning and the documents that make up an estate plan. For this article, I’ll be addressing the process of estate planning itself and discussing how each component of an estate plan works ... continue reading »