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    Estate Planning for Women

    Estate planning is for everyone.  A few simple steps—like writing a will or setting up a trust—can save your family trouble and confusion after your death, reduce expenses, and ensure that your property goes to the people you intend.  But it is particularly important to think about estate planning if you are a woman.  Statistics…

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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…

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    Why Estate Planning?

    An Overview Presentation Originally presented by Sonny Wiegand II and Kimberly Raemdonck 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…

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    Hiring Tips for the Small Business Owner

    Small business owners must deal with many issues in addition to making financial ends meet: taxes, local and state regulations and licenses, advertising, and future growth to name just a few. That last issue—future growth–is what most small business owners work toward. If you are fortunate enough to be hiring new employees for your growing…

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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…

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    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…

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    The Legal Side of Home Businesses

    Sometimes it seems that home-based offices are as common as snowflakes in Alaska.  Corporate downsizing has played a role.  And personal computers, modems, and faxes have made it easy for a home office to communicate with the world at the push of a button. Starting a business at home has lots of pluses.  You’re comfortable…

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    BVI VISTA Trusts and Preserving the Family Enterprise

    Trusts, Fiduciary Duties and the Family Enterprise A trust is a legal relationship in which the legal title to property is severed from the equitable title. In the United States, trusts are a matter of state law, as opposed to federal law. There are three participant sin every trust relationship: (1) a “grantor,” “settlor,”or “trustor”…