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Why You Should Never Buy Your Will From Living Social or Groupon

Of the handful of major life events that require your serious consideration, few are as emotionally charged as how to leave your assets for loved ones at the time of your death. This often complex process is accomplished via testamentary documents such as wills and trusts, which have recently become available for purchase online as [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Wills & Trusts|0 Comments

Brand or Bust Why Branding Is Essential to the Longevity of Your Business

A strong, identifiable brand is an invaluable asset to any company. Many businesses can reap major rewards by building a brand image that accurately reflects the strength of the company. And in today’s business world, branding is necessary for businesses looking for longevity and growth. So, what do small businesses need to know about branding [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Writing Off Start-Up Costs

In South Florida, startups are booming. The Kauffman Foundation ranked the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area #1 for startups out of 40 metro areas across the country. For some people, starting their new business is as simple as registering a domain name and building out a website. For other entrepreneurs, there are greater expenses incurred to establish [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Business, Finances|0 Comments

Mentorship Matters: How to Learn From Leadership

Early in my Marine Corps career, one of our instructors told us “watch the leaders above and below and pick out the tools you believe would work for you. Discard those that are ineffective or not part of your style. In this way, we work to put leadership errors into the past.” Watching others perform [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Recently Divorced? Here’s Why You Should Put Aside
 Your Differences Come Tax Season

Divorce can wreak havoc on your finances. But what many divorced couples don’t realize is that they can expect to face recurring financial challenges during tax season for years after the divorce is finalized. While divorce is often adversarial, leaving both spouses with animosity in its wake, tax season is an opportune time to put [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Divorce Law|0 Comments

What Happens to Your Body When You Die? The Choice Can Be Yours.

Many of us are too afraid of death to carefully consider what happens to our bodies after we die. Unfortunately, failing to plan for that event can leave your wishes unattended to and your family grief stricken and unsure how to honor your wishes. But proactively facing your death creates a better life now. There [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Wills & Trusts|0 Comments

Commit to Your Estate Plan Before Committing to a Trip Away

“What are you doing for the summer?” This is one of the most popular questions being asked here in South Florida now that school is about over. Trips to camps, cruises, cooler climates, and almost anywhere else away from the heat and humidity are the discussions around the dinner tables. Still, tourists flood our airports [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Steps You Can Take Now to Create a Succession Plan

Many small businesses are family owned. While family owned businesses enjoy the benefit of familial solidarity, their strength is often threatened when it's time for leadership or ownership to be passed down. Succession plans help ensure the transition from owner to owner is an easy one, but many small and family-owned businesses do not have [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Business|0 Comments

How (and Why) to Disinherit a Child or Grandchild

As much as it was fun to write about Generational Wisdom in 32 Questions, many families have different challenges that are not so heart-warming. For example, there may come a time when a child or grandchild’s behavior warrants their removal from your estate plan. Such a decision normally does not come lightly and the person [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Finances|0 Comments

Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates

When growth and funding are top priorities, it is wise to not let legal soundness fall to the wayside. Not surprisingly, 1 in 10 startups fails due to overlooked legal issues. Without a lawyer looking out for your best interests, it’s easy to miss common legal mishaps that pose a threat to any startup. Mistake [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments