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Three Legal Documents Everyone Should Have When They Turn Eighteen
There are a lot of things people say everyone should have when they turn eighteen. I’m sure many of those things are good recommendations. But I am talking specifically from an estate planning perspective. As an estate planner, I feel every adult ought to have these three legal documents when they turn eighteen: A Will Wills are not...
The Difference Between Branding Guidelines and a Trademark
I recently had someone ask whether having branding guidelines meant they had a trademark. Branding guidelines and trademarks are connected, but having one doesn’t necessarily mean you have the other. Let me explain the difference between branding guidelines and a trademark, so you can see if you need one or both in your business. Trademarks serve as source...
When Should I Register a Trademark?
When should I register a trademark is an excellent question that, frankly, I wish more of my potential trademark clients would ask. Many people seem to think they must register their trademark before they even have a product on the market. In some cases, this is a good idea, but there are other cases where it might be...
Three Common Myths About Estate Planning
There are a lot of reasons people drag their feet on creating an estate plan. Many of my clients tell me they’ve meant to “get this done” for some time. But there are also people out there who think they don’t need anything, or at least not yet. Sometimes they’re right, but in many cases, they’ve bought into...
What Happens if I Can’t Find the Will?
I have had several cases where my client had trouble locating the decedent's (a.k.a. deceased person's) Will and or trust. So naturally, this caused them some concern, and the question arose: What happens if I can't find the Will? Before you panic, there are some things you can do to either find the Will or find a copy....

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