What Estate Planning Documents Do I Need?

For many people, the words “estate planning” may conjure up thoughts of large inheritances and tax shelters.  But planning isn’t just about death and taxes; it’s also about what happens if you get very sick and live.  Here a…
Categories: Estate Planning

What Are Some Questions That Every Adult Should Ask Their Parents?

It can be difficult to talk with family members, especially our parents as they get older, to talk about elder care and estate planning issues.  Here are ten questions that adults can ask their parents to get the conversation started: 1. Do you feel…
Categories: Elder Law

Why Do I Need to Hold an Annual Meeting for My Business?

We think nothing of visiting the dentist every six months, and meeting with our doctor for an annual checkup. Likewise, most of us regularly maintain our automobiles. Annual maintenance of your business is every bit, if not more, essential since your…
Categories: Business Law

Are There Any Probate Shortcuts for An Estate?

When it comes to estate planning one of the main goals is to avoid having to administer an estate through probate court.  But what if it’s too late for estate planning?  Mom has already passed away and there are some assets in her estate.  Is th…
Categories: Estate Planning

What’s all this about LegalZoom?

One-Size-Fits-All? One of the most common questions we receive at the law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates is “Why can’t I just use LegalZoom for my legal needs?” The answer is simple—you can. But it is a buyer beware situation with a…
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Pass Down the Family Cottage Correctly

Ah, the family cottage. The image conjures thoughts of relaxing under a shady stand of oaks, splashing in the lake, the distinct smell of a campfire. A cottage is often an individual’s most important asset, if not from a financial standpoint, then…

Is It Safe to Start My Own Business in Today's Economy?

Starting a Business in a Down Economy How a Business Attorney Can Help: A Legal Guide to Owning a Business Most people assume that starting your own business in a down economy is ludicrous. Although there are risks involved, there are also many advan…
Categories: Business Law

10 Tips for Running A Successful Startup Business

Ten Tips for Starting and Running a Successful Small Business  The goal of our Business Law Team is to protect and grow your business assets and your individual wealth. We can help you start a business, open an LLC, buy real estate, negotiate contra…
Categories: Business Law

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