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Dying Without a Will Your Worst Nightmare

Dying Without a Will Your Worst Nightmare A fireman recently commented, I see people every day that didn’t expect to die today but they did. An insightful comment because no one plans this event, however it is a reality. You should be aware of the implications of not having a will or forgetting to update your will when you get divorced etc. Have you heard the story about the man who had no spouse and a 3 million dollar estate and died without a will? He had 9 siblings. If they weren’t dysfunctional before, after his death they became so… Read More →

Common Types of Slip & Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries Common Types that come from Negligence There are approximately 8 million trips to the emergency room every year that are attributed to slipping, tripping or falling. Here are some common incidents that may stem from negligence of an employer or business. Many people are unaware that these incidences are neglect on the store owner’s part. • Icy sidewalk, porch or driveway that has unnatural accumulations of snow or ice. • A spill and fall in a store that was slick after cleaning without warnings posted • Uneven sidewalk or floorboard • Wet products on floor such… Read More →

Unmarried Messy Breakups! What Do I do?

What Happens When an Unmarried Couple Breaks Up to Everything they Share Together? Ever wonder what happens to the kids, your property, all your assets, your right to alimony etc.? If you are not married and living with your partner consider what may happen in the event of a break up. Unmarried breakups can get even messier than divorce because marital or family law does not apply to unwed couples who split. For estate planning purposes, the best way for unmarried couples to protect themselves is to draw up a “living-together agreement,” “The agreement should include who is responsible for… Read More →

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

Estate Plans for Unmarried Couples Even if you are not “legally” married you will want to be prepared in the event of your unexpected death or the death of your partners. If you are not legally married then your partner will not be entitled to any Social Security or other benefits and any notice of probate proceedings. Without a well-crafted estate plan, your partner will have no right to your STUFF. The law is in favor of marriage. So if you want to provide for your partner after you pass away, you need an estate plan that gives you a… Read More →

Texting While Driving Means Negligence

Texting While Driving Means Negligence According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every day about 9.5 people are killed and 1,000 are injured by distracted driving.Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of driver distraction. More people today are preoccupied with their cell phones and don’t see the danger of answering text messages while on the road. It takes your focus off the road even if for a split second, which is long enough to cause an accident. In the five seconds you take to read a text message your car at 55 mph can have traveled… Read More →

End of Life Matters

End of Life Matters are You Ready?   Two thirds of Americans are not prepared for end of life by avoiding the most necessary plans. Do you have a health care directive? You think I don’t need to worry about that now and put it off till later. Procrastination in this matter is a killer literally because you don’t have your future secured. Taking care of yourself at the end of life is as vital as at the beginning. This involves mostly your family and how difficult the transition will be for them in these matters. A well laid out… Read More →

Five Advantages of a Living Trust

Five Advantages of a Living Trust The best time to prepare a Living Trust is when you are healthy and can make sound financial decisions. It will provide a secure future for your loved ones and save them from hours in the court process. 1. A living trust avoids probate. What is probate? Probate simply refers to the court-supervised process of distributing a deceased person’s estate. Probate can be very lengthy and costly as well as delay distributions to your beneficiaries. It may also cut down on the amount of money the beneficiaries inherit. When you place your property in… Read More →

If you’re wealthy Inmate you can hang yourself and take Guards with You

Is prison security equal? I know this is a rhetorical questions because the simple fact that someone is in prison negates the fact that they are always secure. But the question is are some more secure because of their wealth? Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire who allegedly committed rape of  underage children was found hanging in his jail cell. Many inmates every year are found in similar fatal positions. However this time two federal guards were criminally charged with neglecting their duties and falsifying records to cover up the death. How is this different? The simple answer can be MONEY. Similar… Read More →

Do Something Different to Get a Different Result! CREATE YOUR OWN BUSINESS!

Create your own Business. You’ve been thinking about it for years but somehow life got in the way. You’ve had wonderful ideas in the night, just to abandon them when the alarms remind you that you’re running late for work. Those ideas are Universal Gifts to you. They’re the seed of your independence and enlightenment. Don’t fret if you didn’t jot them down, the gifts are endless. You just have to be ready to receive them. The legal point here as well is that the Federal Government rewards capitalism and entrepreneurial enterprise. The true road to riches and freedom starts… Read More →

Protect Your Assets!

Protect, Protect, Protect. Did I mention protect? I can’t say it enough. Protect all your actions. Create the right entities to get the maximum results from your efforts. Create entities such as: living trusts which gives probate protection; corporations which gives tax benefits and personal liability protections; Family Limited Partnerships, which gives lawsuit liability and asset protection; life insurance trusts for estate tax protection; and I can go on. The plain simple fact is that you can achieve your dream of independence and freedom, with a little effort. Right action is about giving a little effort to achieve maximum yield.… Read More →