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    Protecting Your Nest Egg

    During these uncertain financial times, many Americans are afraid to open up their 401(k) statements or are unsure of where to put their retirement savings besides under the mattress. Although the law can’t guarantee you a great return or help you pick the safest stocks, it can provide some important protections when you change jobs…

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    Buying a Second Home for Retirement

    As retirement approaches, many Americans start to think about their finances and where to invest or move their assets.  For some, purchasing a second home is an important part of retirement preparation. With careful planning, this can be a very valuable and significant option. If you are thinking about buying a second home, the first…

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    Is it Time for an Estate Plan Checkup?

    Life doesn’t stand still, and after you’ve crafted an initial estate plan, your circumstances are likely to change—you may acquire more assets, the executor you originally selected may pass away, or you may contract a serious illness. Your children will grow up, or you and your spouse may slit up. And the law may change,…

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    Estate Planning Around Your Nest Egg

    When you think of “estate planning” you probably imagine writing a will and giving instructions about who gets the house, the car, and grandma’s jewelry. But an important asset for many people is their IRA and employer retirement plan. Retirement plans are generally passed to beneficiaries directly, and are not disposed of in a will….

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    Estate Planning Lets You Call the Shots

    One of the best things you can do for your family is to plan your estate—now.  You can work with your lawyer to create a will or trust that assures your family will be provided for if something happens to you.  This article will give you some ideas on how you can be sure that…

  • Why Estate Planning?

    An Overview Presentation Originally presented by Sonny Wiegand for the Rotary Club of Denver, the goal of this presentation is to raise estate planning issues that should be considered by everyone, no matter how many (or few) assets one might have and regardless of the number of heirs or beneficiaries one might have. This presentation…

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    How Law Affects Business Start-Ups

    Every year, millions of Americans begin their own businesses.  It all starts with a good business plan, and continues with attempts to raise capital.  Let’s say you’ve taken these steps.  Are you ready to open your doors?  Not quite.  You should dot some legal i’s and cross some legal t’s at this stage.  Talking to…

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    Legal Update: What is a Single Member LLC?

    Question: What’s a Single Member LLC? Answer: In some states a limited liability company (LLC) can have a single member. The single member LLC (sometimes called the SLLC) is a very attractive form of doing business for several reasons. First, if you’re a sole proprietor who is seeking liability protection, as the sole member of a…

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    Understanding Probate

    An important question is getting lost in the talk of health care reform, advanced directives, and living wills: why would someone even want to tool such as an advanced directive or living will? A common answer is that such planning tools can help you “avoid probate.” However, few people actually understand what it is that…

  • Starting Your Own Business: Playing by the Rules

    Are you thinking about starting your own business? You probably have a million things to do, from drafting a business plan and raising capital to registering a business name. It’s easy to forget about the important legal and accounting hoops you have to jump through before starting your business. We’ll take a look at how the…