Once you’ve decided that it’s time to hire an attorney who specializes in estate planning, how do you go about doing so? It can be challenging to know where to start! “Where should I look? What questions should I ask initially? How do I know when I’ve found the right attorney for my legal needs?”  […]Continue reading

Many business owners buy accounting software and, even if the installation goes well, eventually grow frustrated when they don’t get the return on investment they’d expected. There’s a simple reason for this: Stuff changes. Technological improvements are occurring at a breakneck speed. So yesterday’s cutting-edge system can quickly become today’s sluggishly performing albatross. And this […]Continue reading

A primary goal of your estate plan is to transfer wealth to your family according to your wishes and at the lowest possible tax cost. However, if you have creditors, be aware of fraudulent transfer laws. In a nutshell, if your creditors challenge your gifts, trusts, or other strategies as fraudulent transfers, they can quickly […]Continue reading

Every business has some degree of ups and downs during the year. But cash flow fluctuations are much more intense for seasonal businesses. So, if your company defines itself as such, it’s important to optimize your operating cycle to anticipate and minimize shortfalls. A High-Growth Example To illustrate: Consider a manufacturer and distributor of lawn-and-garden […]Continue reading

Planning your estate around specific assets is risky and, in most cases, should be avoided. If you leave specific assets — such as a home, a car, or stock — to specific people, you could end up inadvertently disinheriting someone. Unintended Consequences Here’s an example that illustrates the problem: Kim has three children — Sarah, […]Continue reading

Take care to avoid these eight (8) major estate planning mistakes. 1.  Relying on the Government’s “Estate Plan” One of the biggest mistakes people make in estate planning is to not have an estate plan in place at all. This puts families in the position of being subject to government rules and regulations about all […]Continue reading

Protecting Assets When a Spouse Receives Medicaid BY THEUS LAW OFFICES Many couples, in their golden years, find themselves wondering: What if one or both of them is admitted into a nursing home and needs Medicaid? After saving throughout their lives, they are fearful that if one of them enters a nursing home, they will have [...]Continue reading

Many people have wills drafted to include bank accounts, stocks, and other probate assets. But they overlook planning for personal possessions. Bitter disputes can erupt over items that have more sentimental value than monetary worth, including furniture, photographs, jewelry, and artwork. This article provides answers to commonly asked questions about how estate assets are distributed, […]Continue reading