Legal Considerations When Starting a New Business

Posted by Marci Martinez & filed under Blog.

If you are starting a new business, there are different business formations for you to consider. You want to protect your personal assets from being liable for business debts, and to structure your business in a way that brings you as many tax advantages as possible. The type of structures are very different and you… New Year’s Resolutions for Estate Planning

Posted by Marci Martinez & filed under Blog.

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Everyone needs an estate plan to determine how to handle your stuff wherever you pass away or if you become incapacitated. If you have a bank account, you need an estate plan. If you own a car, you need an estate plan. If you have minor children,… Read more »

Do Mothers Get Child Custody More Than Fathers?  

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There is a common misconception that Mothers generally have greater rights to child custody than Fathers do. This isn’t the case. This misconception is rooted in the fact that, historically, courts often assumed that a mother would act as the primary caretaker of her children while the Father primarily worked outside of the home and… Read more »

What Does it Mean to Have Divorce Papers Served?

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To be served with divorce papers or to have one party served is the first step in the legal divorce process. One party, called the Petitioner, initiates the lawsuit by filing a document with the clerk in the court that has jurisdiction. The document informs the Respondent, who is the person who is being sued… Read more »

An Estate Plan Checklist After Your Divorce

Posted by Marci Martinez & filed under Blog.

With all the issues that need to be decided during the divorce process, the need to update the estate plan can easily be overlooked. The divorce decree is silent on any type of estate planning, but there are some important ways the divorce will impact estate planning and steps you need to take in order… Read more »