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Summer is here and many people will be heading out on vacation or just spending more time outdoors enjoying the great weather. Unfortunately, the statistics show that certain types of accidents and injuries increase during the summer months. So what can you do to keep yourself and your family safe?
The best thing you can do is be aware of the risks. Get out there and have fun—but give some thought to possible issues and prepare ahead of time. Here are a few thoughts:
What is probate? People often assume when a loved one dies that family members simply divide up the assets according to the last will and testament. In reality, it is not that simple. The executor of the person’s estate cannot simply claim title to a house, car, or other assets and sell or dispose of them.
According to N.C. Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall, “new business creation filings for 2021 grew 40% over 2020 to total 178,300 new North Carolina businesses.” If you are one of these new business owners, you know how challenging it may be to work with business partners. Here are three steps you can follow to avoid conflict with your business partner.
The “Great Resignation” continues to be a hot topic for both employees and businesses owners. It’s no secret the traditional workforce as we know is changing. New business startups and established organizations are experiencing the “growing pains” of an evolving workforce. As your business continues to grow, here are three things to keep in mind or know while navigating the “Great Resignation.”
Most of us now have an online presence, whether it is very basic, i.e., email and Facebook, or we do almost everything online. From autopay to online banking to our social media profiles, our estate plans must evolve to cover handling these online accounts upon our passing. The laws in each state regarding digital assets vary, and all are late to the game. This often leaves survivors at a loss. Here is a checklist of things to consider:
Estate planning involves making reasoned decisions about how the property or monies you own are distributed upon your death. In North Carolina, if you do not have a Will or Trust document, current state law will determine who receives your assets and in what portions.