The last will and testament laws vary from state to state and so, the validity of your will depends on where you live when you die. Your will is a part of your legal documents, a baseline foundation of your estate plan that can ensure your wishes are respected by the people you love when you die. However, it may not be enough to protect your wishes as it does not keep your assets out of court and does not operate in the event of your incapacity. Moreover, it is useless if it is not legally valid
Businesses are now reopening despite the uncertainty brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a business owner, one of the most important factors to include in your reopening strategy will be the customer and employee confidence. You're now in a critical role in managing new and unprecedented concerns - finding ways to allow your business to function without compromising the health of your employees and customers. These important objectives can help you navigate your business in the new normal.
The success of your business also depends on how good your business attorney is. Hiring a skilled attorney is a critical part of your business advisory team to provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business and help you handle legal tasks that protect you from costly legal issues down the road. Finding the right attorney can be challenging, especially if you do not know what to look for but these tips will help you choose the one that is a good match for you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us and forced communities and businesses to reevaluate everything. As a business owner, you may already have traditional resilience planning but that may not be enough to combat this pandemic. But despite the unpredictability that has accompanied this global crisis, it is not too late to implement changes to protect you, your employees, and your business. Here are some tips and strategies to help you navigate these challenges and the ones to come.
Staying on top of all your security measures can be a job in itself, however, keeping your customers' personal information safe and secure should be a top priority. Failure to adhere to customer data standards and current legislation can result in a loss of goodwill and hefty fines. Here are a few ways you can do to protect the customers' data your business collects. Give us a call if you need help in creating and maintaining systems that keep you legally compliant.
Know that no matter how poor or rich your parents are, they especially must secure an estate plan because their affairs will affect you and will become your responsibility in the event they become incapacitated or die. Their estate plan ensures that their assets no matter how much or how little it can be will be distributed to their heirs according to their personal wishes. If you do not know whether or not your parents have estate planning in place that will help you best support them, read on.
It can be difficult trying to convince your elderly parents about the importance of social distancing and self-quarantine during the pandemic but with proper communication and telling them how much you care using "I" statements will help them realize your point. Be clear about why you're worried and model the way for them, even if they have not modeled the way for you in the past. Read here to learn more about how to effectively communicate with your parents and get them to stay at home.
Setting up an estate plan is critically important for business owners because owning a business is challenging even in the best of times and with the current global pandemic, things are much more overwhelming as you pivot to build the most stability for you and your business. If a whole estate plan feels too overwhelming right now, at least get an inventory of your assets and business in place, where your loved ones/partners and your team could access if you become ill or die. Learn more here.
Keeping your loved ones out of the probate court and conflict is the primary reason for establishing a living trust. It plays a major part in you and your loved one's life because it does not only keep them out of court and conflict, but it also helps educate them on your true purpose and details what your wishes are for your assets upon your demise. Read here to know if your living trust is set up the right way for the people you love.
There isn’t a single person who isn’t impacted by the spread of COVID-19, in some way. People are anxious, wondering whether they or their family will get the virus themselves or whether their job is at risk now with the sheer number of businesses closing. And while you are undoubtedly very concerned about your business, your employees may be very on edge too. Here are a few recommendations on how to inspire your team to persevere in the face of all of these anxieties.