Three Things To Be Sure You Do When Planning Your Estate

Planning for after your death might seem like a grim thing to do, but estate planning can be a wonderful way to provide for and protect your loved ones after you are gone. In order to ensure that your loved ones can avoid probate proceedings, be sure to do the following things when planning your estate. Set Up Agreements of Joint Ownership When you own property or a business with someone, to make sure that it goes to them after you pass away, it is a good idea to set up an agreement that grants both of you joint ownership. [Read More]

Incorporating The Unincorporated: How The Corporate Attorney Plays A Part

How do you define your type of business? At present, you may describe yourself as "unincorporated," simply because you are not incorporated. An incorporated business is one that has applied to become a legal entity within a particular state and is funded by shareholders. (In the beginning, the shareholders may be you and a couple of partners or silent investors, people who invest in your company but do not participate in daily operations. [Read More]

Protecting Your Product Ideas: Three Myths About Patent Protection

One of the most confusing parts of entrepreneurship is determining what you need to protect and how to protect it. Although commercial insurance policies are widely accepted as necessary protections, you may not feel the same way about patents. Despite how long patents have been available and the consistency of the process, there are many misconceptions that can leave new business owners feeling uncertain at best. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about the patent process and the protection that patents offer. [Read More]

Tips For Handling Your Digital Legacy

One aspect of estate planning that is usually overlooked is digital accounts. Your digital legacy will not mean much to you after death, but could impact your family and friends. If you are concerned with how your digital legacy is handled, you need an executor who can take care of those accounts for you.  Social Networking Most people today have at least one social networking account. Companies, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, have policies regarding accounts of the deceased, but in many instances, the accounts remain active. [Read More]