As we’ve "flattened the curve” of COVID-19 infection & as stay-at-home orders are gradually reduced, many business owners, possibly including you, are looking forward to returning to a new normalcy.However, this is a brand new territory for all of us & the risk of getting sick is still high, even possible lawsuits. As we shift to keep our business going, it is critically important to follow these guidelines to protect your business from liability while protecting your employee & customer health.
What the Coronavirus pandemic has brought us is battles toward staying healthy and sane when stuck at home and protecting our business to be fully operational in the midst of the crisis. Many business owners are now facing the tough decision of whether to persevere and keep their business going or to close it all down and walk away. If you are asking yourself this question right now, here are some things to consider before going down the bankruptcy road.
These past few months have been very challenging for all of us because of the COVID-19 pandemic that compels us to face our own fragility and mortality. Millions of people, of any age, healthy or with certain underlying medical conditions one day, got infected by the virus, confined in the hospital for several weeks, unable to pay their mortgage & bills, and unable to see their loved ones. Within our current reality, that "one day" has become an ever more real possibility.
There are many things that you cannot predict but can prepare for, such as death. After your death, or even if you are disabled and unable to make decisions for yourself, you need to make sure someone, who is called your Agent, can make important decisions on your behalf. Your Agent should be someone you can trust and will carry out your wishes exactly the way you would like. Learn here the different types of agents everyone must have.
Same-Gender spouses are often challenged when they need to make parental, medical, and financial decisions for partners who are incapacitated or unable to communicate because they may have family members who remain opposed to the validity of their marriage. If you're in the same situation, you especially must need to put a comprehensive estate plan specifically design for your situation to ensure your planning strategies for your loved ones work exactly as you intended. Learn more here.
Each of us is at constant risk of experiencing a devastating accident or disease that may leave us incapable of caring for ourselves & our loved ones. Temporary or not, such may render emotional trauma, or worse, financial loss. This is why incapacity planning is significant to ensure someone can take charge of your legal decisions in case you are incapacitated to keep your family out of court & out of conflict. Consult with an experienced lawyer like us to guide you in this decision making.
Traveling, especially in foreign destinations, means you’ll likely be at greater risk than usual for illness, injury, and even death. In light of this reality, you must have a legally sound and updated estate plan in place before taking your next trip. Read here the 4 critical estate planning tasks before going on vacation.
When it comes to powers of attorney, there are several options for granting decision-making authority in your life. Which option might be better for you depends on the situation and type of decision. Here are some things to consider when considering power of attorney.
Although parents will never ask for help, at some point they might need it or you'll want to step in to assist them. Helping parents become financially stable can be hard without the right information and knowledge about their current financial situation. Further, getting access to different accounts and making important decision on their behalf will not happen unless you are given the required legal authority to do so.