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How Legal Planning Helps Build a Strong Blended Family

In our house, we always refer to ourselves as a modern family. We joke that the post office must get confused because we have three last names in the house. No, we have not taken in renters. We are a blended family. When I married my lovely wife, I was immediately blessed with step-fatherhood because [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Estate Planning, Legal Strategy|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

Defining the Legal Relationship Between Grandparents and Their Grandchildren

Raising a grandchild (or even spending a lot of time with your grandchild while his or her parents work) can be fraught with legal and financial complications. Lacking many of the inherent rights parents have, grandparents who are responsible for the care of their grandchildren may encounter unexpected legal challenges. Even if you are your [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Reducing Risk: 3 Business Agreements to Decrease Your Liability Risk

Those new to the business world often lack the first-hand experience of initiating and building healthy business relationships. But protecting these vital relationships with carefully crafted business agreements—such as those for co-owners, suppliers and clients—is essential to growing a new business without risk of being taken advantage of or of burning valuable bridges. To decrease [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Avoid These 5 Common Startup Legal Mistakes

It seems that everywhere you look, a new startup is trying to make it big with a game-changing idea. But, it’s only the ones that can turn that idea into reality that reach business success. Too many startups fail to make the transition from idea to execution or encounter major setbacks along the way. In [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Contract Advice, Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Is Your Small Business Being Audited? Stay Calm and Read On

Audits can happen to any business. Small businesses are no exception. The IRS can conduct an audit on your business when your tax filing contains questionable deductions, your business is of particular interest to the IRS or by random selection. Contrary to popular belief, being audited doesn’t necessarily mean you did anything wrong. And for [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

How Your Legal and Financial Decisions Can Impact Your Marketing for the Better (or the Worse) In the Eyes of Your Prospective Customers and Clients

Running a small business often means you play a jack-of-all-trades. Whether it’s drafting client contracts or taking inventory, it’s likely you have a hand in all aspects of your business. Marketing is no exception. And knowing how to create an efficient small business marketing plan can be difficult, especially when you might not be sure [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Planning for the Care of Your Pet: How to Include Your Pet in Your Estate Plan

If your pet is beloved as a family member, you likely want to ensure that he or she will be well cared for in the event of your incapacity or death. Without explicitly stated wishes, these furry family members could end up without a home of their own, if you die or become unable to [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Doing Your Homework: How to Maximize Your Home Office Deduction

If you work from home, you may be eligible for tax deductions on part of the rent or mortgage payments you make, but you may be afraid this puts you at risk of a tax audit. And, rightly so. Calculating your home office deduction properly can minimize your taxes and keep you out of risk. The [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments