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Family Law

If you are getting a divorce, it is important that you understand some of the peculiarities of divorce and family law courts. Below we have ...
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Tax Planning with AB Trusts

American founding father Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “in this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” If you are a law abiding citizen, ...
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Some Tips to Completing a Successful Merger and Acquisition

"Mergers and acquisitions" is an umbrella term that refers to the process of one company either merging with or purchasing and acquiring another company. Mergers ...
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The Role of a Bankruptcy Trustee in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding is a complicated and dynamic legal proceeding. There are many moving pieces. There are creditors, assets, bankruptcy trustees, liquidations, exemptions ...
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Top 5 Family Court and Divorce Tips

No one likes to discuss divorce. The word itself conveys a sense of the heartbreak that can occur when a family decides that it life ...
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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Tips

Making the decision to file for bankruptcy is not easy one and is often made under stressful circumstances. The daily calls from creditors and collection ...
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Business Litigation

Before the modern age - before history even - business disputes were regularly settled by sword or stick or stone. They were rather violent affairs, ...
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What is a Trust Fund?

Trust funds have the reputation of being a financial planning and asset protection strategy that only the super-rich take advantage of. There is a misconception ...
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The Importance of a Power of Attorney

Although we don’t like to think about it, there may come a time when you become incapacitated from illness or other circumstances, leaving you unable ...
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Asset Protection Strategies

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of individuals and companies who would love to get their hands on your hard earned assets. The government, too, is ...
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Setting up a Trust to Protect Your Assets

Protecting your hard earned assets from ever increasing tax burdens and any unforeseen legal judgments against you is an essential part of a good asset ...
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Negotiating vs Litigating

Civil disputes between parties are usually resolved by informal negotiating, negotiating with mediation or litigation proceedings in the courtroom. Business, commercial and financial disputes, landlord ...
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Reasons to Avoid Probate Court

When you pass on, the last thing you want is for your grieving family to have to deal with the slow, grinding procedures of the ...
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Things to Know about Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Making the decision to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy can be difficult and stressful, especially when you are already stressed enough with the daily and ...
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Who Needs Estate Planning?

When it comes to protecting you, your family and your hard-earned assets, estate planning should be an integral part of your overall financial plan. It ...
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Filing for Bankruptcy in Nevada: The Basics

Deciding to take control over your financial life by going through bankruptcy in Nevada can be a daunting task. Bankruptcy in Nevada requires that individuals ...
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BAPCPA: How Does Bankruptcy Law Affect Me?

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) On October 17, 2005, under the administration of President George W. Bush, the BAPCPA Bankruptcy Law went ...
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Why Everyone Should Avoid Lawsuits

Everyone knows that as a general rule, lawsuits should be avoided. But sometimes, when you suffer substantial damage to your person or your business, or, ...
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Tips to Keep Your Business Out of Court

Most business owners try to conduct business in a fair and honest way. But no matter how hard we try, eventually every business owner encounters a ...
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The Trust as Asset Management

As an estate planner, I am always advising my clients about the benefits of using a revocable living trusts. A trust can keep your loved ...
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The Myth of the Magic Book – Trusts and Estate Planning

There is a myth out there about trusts and estate planning that I would like to address today. I call it the myth of the ...
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The Value of the Attorney

Most business owners understand that attorneys serve a useful purpose when problems arise. And while this is undoubtedly true, most people don’t realize that the ...
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Business Breakup

Opening a new business is always a challenge. The thrill of creating something of value is both exhilarating and terrifying. Many budding entrepreneurs chose to ...
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Domestic Self-Settled Asset Protection Trust

Most states prohibit so-called 'self-settled' asset protection trusts, or a trust you establish yourself for your benefit, yet which purports to protect the trust assets ...
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Post Fiscal Cliff – Changes to Estate and Gift Tax

As most people are aware by now, on January 1, 2013, the United States Congress passed a bill that allegedly keeps us all from falling ...
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Ensuring Income Tax Deferral for Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

Some of the most generous provisions of the tax code are those that permit beneficiaries of IRAs and other qualified retirement plans to defer income ...
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Planning for IRAs and 401ks

For most families, the largest retirement investment they have are the assets housed in IRAs and 401ks. As an estate and tax planner, I love ...
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Planning for Digital Assets

When we think of estate planning we usually think of planning for traditional assets – Real estate, cash, investments, etc… But we now live in ...
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Contracts, Read Them

No business can exist without contracts. Contracts provide structure to every transaction. From everyday interactions with customers and vendors to defining relationships between business partners, ...
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Trust for Kids

Last time we talked about the need to protect your kids and the importance of naming guardians. Today I would like to discuss the importance ...
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The Limited Liability Company: LLC

In prior segments, I have introduced you to the advantages of the revocable living trust and how it can be used to allow your loved ...
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Why Do We Plan?

I’ve spoken a great deal about the need for estate planning and how it can protect your assets for you and your family. But often ...
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Protecting Your IRA for Your Loved Ones

Everyone knows the value of the IRA or 401k in saving for retirement. In addition to providing tremendous tax advantages, qualified plans also provide substantial ...
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The Change in Estate Planning

As you all know, I am an estate planning attorney. The goal of my practice is to keep my clients out of court, protect their ...
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What Paul Walker Can Teach Us About Estate Planning

In past segments I have discussed the value of estate planning and why it is usually the most important legal work anyone will ever do. ...
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The True Cost of Estate Planning

A very common question new estate planning clients will often ask is – why should I work with an attorney. Why would I pay more ...
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Costs of Long Term Care

The focus of my segments has always been about asset protection. Things you should be doing right now to protect your assets from creditors and ...
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What Questions Can We Answer Right Now?