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Legally Terminating Employees

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most small business owners will occasionally have to face  the unpleasant task of firing an employee. Small businesses, in particular,  rely heavily on each employee. An underperforming employee may not only lower  the morale of other employees who have to pick up the slack, but may also  jeopard...

When Equal Isn’t Necessarily Fair

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Equality is a noble concept and one many people turn to when deciding how to divide up their estate. There are many circumstances in which equal distribution of assets among beneficiaries is the right choice, but there are some cases where identical inheritances do not make the most sense. In suc...

What do successor trustees and executors do?

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Executor's Duties An executor, sometimes called a personal representative, is the person who is named in a will, appointed by the court, and responsible for probating the will and settling the estate. Depending on the state, an executor may work under court supervision or may use so-called “indep...

Estate Planning Is More Than Just Death Planning

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many believe that estate planning is simply instructions on how to distribute your assets when you pass away, but the reality is that proper estate planning can do much more. While one major benefit of estate planning is to provide for your family and friends when you are gone, there are many ben...

The Difference between Lifetime and Deathtime Planning

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to a March 2017 survey by Caring.com, six out of ten Americans have no will or any other kind of estate planning. Many said they'd get around to it, eventually. When they're old. (The survey did find that the elderly are much more likely to have some plan in place.) It's all too clear t...

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