If you title your home or bank account with another person as joint tenants, the law is clear that the surviving owner automatically takes title upon the first owner’s death without probate. Sounds great and is the right choice is some cases. This way of titling assets often works well with s... continue reading »
An affidavit can be a very useful tool in the context of estate settlement. By definition an affidavit is a written statement where an affiant (i.e. a person) is swearing that the information contained in the affidavit is true based on their personal knowledge of the facts contained in the affi... continue reading »
It’s not uncommon to see that a business has an assumed name or often states that it is ‘doing business as’ (‘DBA’) a name other than the business owner’s name or the name of the underlying business entity. You may see this on a check or document from the busin... continue reading »
A lot of phone calls and initial consultations I receive from those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident inquire as to how they can pursue a claim against the at-fault driver. As such, this article will provide a brief overview.
First and foremost, the injured person in a mot... continue reading »
In a past article we wrote about how to review a home construction contract. A reader asked for a follow up article on claims or issues you may have after you move in. Here’s a few pointers:
If you buy an existing home from a prior homeowner, y... continue reading »
A question I am often asked by clients is whether or not they should purchase a prepaid burial plan. I encourage clients to think about how their surviving loved ones will be able to pay for the cost of a parent’s funeral. The cost of a prepaid burial plan is actually one of the approved sp... continue reading »
the following article about the two types of corporations in the U.S., the c corporation (“C Corp”) and the s corporation (“S Corp”).
There are two primary differences between C Corps and S Corps, and these involve tax treatment and ownership. Large, publicly-traded... continue reading »
A lot of phone calls and initial consultations I receive from those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident are what does “no-fault” mean? Although somewhat self-explanatory, No-Fault refers to the type of benefits that are available to a person with injuries arising out of the mai... continue reading »
With an improving economy we are seeing more home construction. Many contracts for new construction or remodeling are very hard to enforce if things go wrong. The following is a list of things you should understand as a homeowner.
The first issue is pretty simple, a written contract sh... continue reading »
This article is about the classification of a ‘worker’. As W-2s, 1099s, K-1s, and other tax documents make their way through the mail during this tax season, it’s a good time to think about the status of someone who is working for you or providing services to your business. Is t... continue reading »