What is probate and how do I avoid it?August 31, 2017
Many people have heard of probate before and, even if they know nothing else, know that they want to avoid it. But what exactly is probate? And if I want to avoid it, what do I need to do? Watch this video to learn more (click here for a direct link to the video). If…read more
What is Estate Planning?August 4, 2017
Have you ever wondered what “estate planning” means and who needs to do it? Estate planning attorney Nathan Jones explains in this video! Contact us if you’d like to learn more about how you can ensure your estate passes to your beneficiaries as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
Lessons from the Founder of Five GuysJune 22, 2017
I’m a big believer in podcasts. I listen to them pretty much whenever I’m in the car alone. Even on a quick errand, listening to a few minutes of a good podcast is a great use of the downtime. One of my favorites is called “How I Built This” by NPR. Recently the host interviewed Jerry…read more
What is Bootstrapping?January 30, 2017
What is bootstrapping? And should you do it? Bootstrapping is a term used by entrepreneurs that means they are starting and running their business with little money (called “capital” to those in the biz). Sometimes the bootstrapper means they are trying to use only personal funds and no outside funds. Other times, the business owner…read more
Do you need a buy/sell agreement?
If you are asking this question, the answer is almost certainly YES. So, let’s start with “what is a buy-sell agreement?” In short, a buy-sell is an agreement between you and the other owner(s) of your business that lays out what would happen if you or another owner no longer wants to or no longer…read more
Do I Need a Will?
This is a question I hear all the time. “Do I need a will?” The answer a resounding “maybe.” The better question is, “Do I need a plan?” and the answer is a for sure “YES!” A will might be the only planning you need, or it might be only a small part of your…read more
Does a will avoid probate?
I get this question all the time. “Does a will avoid probate?” Absolutely not! Your will is actually a road map through probate. If you have an asset that goes through probate, your will controls the distribution of that asset. Conversely, any assets that avoid probate are NOT controlled by your will. Believing that wills…read more
When is the best time to start a business?
When is the best time to start a business? When should you take the plunge, so to speak? The short (and annoying answer) is of course, when you’re ready. But being “ready” is different for everyone. Here are a few things to consider: Replacing your income. Most budding entrepreneurs already have a job. Are you dependent on…read more
How do I name a guardian for my kids?
If you have small children, you have probably asked, “How do I name a guardian for my kids if something happens to me?” It’s an important question to ask yourself. Unfortunately, all too many parents stop at that step. Or they tell their parents or brother or friend that they want them to take care…read more
Do you want to play Inheritance Roulette?January 29, 2017
This is the first post in a series about family scenarios and situations that place someone in a “higher need” category to get their planning done. Nearly everyone needs to have some kind of estate planning (perhaps a simple will and powers of attorney, for example) in place, but some people absolutely MUST get good…read more