Answers to the burning questions in your mind.
Will: A legal document that specifies how your assets will be distributed upon your death. It goes into effect only after you pass away and after it passes through probate.
Trust: A legal entity that holds and manages assets for the benefit of specific individuals or entities. It can go into effect during your lifetime and bypasses probate.
Which is right?: The best choice depends on your individual circumstances, assets, and goals. While a will is generally simpler and less expensive to create, a trust offers more control over assets and can provide tax benefits.
It's recommended to review your estate plan every 3-5 years. However, significant life events such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child, death of a beneficiary, or substantial changes in assets should prompt an immediate review.
Business Structure: Decide on the best legal structure (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, corporation) based on your business goals and the level of liability protection you need.
Agreements: Draft clear partnership or shareholder agreements to outline roles, responsibilities, and procedures for resolving disputes.
Licenses and Permits: Ensure you have all necessary licenses and permits to operate legally.
Intellectual Property: Protect your business name, logo, and other intellectual property through trademarks, copyrights, or patents.
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It's helpful to bring any existing estate planning documents, business agreements, or other relevant legal documents. Having these on hand will allow us to better understand your situation and provide more accurate advice.