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June 2018 Archives

Important income tax deadlines and other dates

Everyone out there who earns an income knows exactly when tax season is each year. But, do you realize that tax season is not just when the deadline arrives to file your tax return? You should view the entire year as tax season because you can prepare for next year's filing, make estimated income tax payments, deal with the IRS and handle any issues surrounding your return throughout the entire year. Here are some important income tax deadlines and dates.

Addressing your estate plan: Facing reality

Estate planning is a topic that is sometimes considered morbid or threatening, but the reality is that it must be done. With good estate plans in place, you can protect your beneficiaries, heirs and loved ones. You protect your estate and everything you've worked for, even if you're no longer here to appreciate it.

Dividing your estate: Reducing conflict

Inheritance fights are a significant concern among some parents. As they plan their estates, they worry that their children will end up fighting over what they leave behind. Parents don't want to put their children in that position, so they best thing they can do is to create a solid estate plan.

Immediate concerns following a loved one's death: Estate plans

When a loved one passes away, the last thing you want to have to think about is legal steps to take. The good news is that you can work with your attorney to prepare for that time, so everything is in order and ready to go.

Preparing for the future through power of attorney documents

There may be a day when, for one reason or another, you are unable to make your own decisions when it comes to important things like your finances and personal care. However, there are ways you can control what would happen in such situations. Specifically, you can prepare for this possibility by picking someone to make decisions for you. You can do this by granting this person power of attorney. How do you grant someone this?

Should your business always work with an attorney?

As a business owner, the last thing you should do is sign contracts or agree to arrangements without a legal expert reviewing those documents. You may think it's easier to simply sign off on documents as they arrive, but if you aren't careful, you may not catch the details that could end up hurting your business. For instance, you might agree to hire a contractor and sign off, not realizing that you had no termination clause.