If you’ve been looking into estate planning for yourself or a family member, chances are good you’ve seen references to avoiding probate. But what exactly does this mean, and is it something you want to do? What is Probate? Probate is the name given to the legal process that must be followed in order to […]

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax purposes. Despite the “Employer” in its name, however, EINs aren’t restricted to only those businesses that have employees. This means your LLC might need to apply for an EIN. Whether or not you need an EIN depends […]

It’s easy to start a business these days. And if you have a great idea that you want to begin building a new business around, you might feel like jumping in and hanging out your shingle immediately. But there’s one important decision a new business owner should make before starting their business, and that’s the […]

An estate plan can do more than simply provide for your heirs in the event of your death. When you create a comprehensive estate plan, you’re giving yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing your estate is prepared for a number of eventualities that might arise to complicate your future. The Durable Power […]

With the excitement of a new startup comes the need to make the important decisions that set the foundation for your fledgling business. One of these decisions involves choosing the form of a business structure under which your startup will operate. For many entrepreneurs, a limited liability company, or LLC, maybe the best vehicle for […]

Most people know what a Will is, but the concept of an estate plan is a little less well known. Do you need an estate plan rather than a Will? A Will is actually just one of the components of a comprehensive estate plan. It’s arguably one of the most important components, but an estate […]

After a loved one has passed away, the last thing you and other grieving family members are likely thinking about is probating your loved one’s Will. After all, there are so many other things you need to do, all while coping with the loss of someone near and dear to you.  When it comes to […]