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Non-Compete Contracts Signing a non-compete contract is a fairly common part of the onboarding process for companies. This is especially true when an employee deals with confidential or sensitive information. Statistics show that about a third of employees have a non-compete agreement with their current employer. Certain industries tend to have non-compete contracts at higher […]

Update Your Will or Trust You don’t need to worry about your estate plan expiring, but you might need to update your will or trust from time to time. As life changes occur, things included in your estate plan should also change. It’s important to periodically check your will or trust and review your estate […]

Estate Planning Estate planning can be a complex process when you have children. Many parents intend to leave the majority of their estate, including their bank accounts, to their children. But many are concerned that doing so in their will is not enough to ensure this happens. They also worry that the probate process will […]

COVID-19 Real Estate Market Like all things, COVID-19 has changed the residential real estate market. The complete stoppage of the market lastly just a short time and buyers and sellers have begun moving forward with plans they had before the pandemic began. Others have decided to speed up plans or change their plans entirely regarding […]

Construction Defects Minor construction defects occur frequently and are rarely consequential. But this isn’t always the case. Construction defects can be dangerous and pose a risk to the property and people. Defending against defects is challenging, regardless of whether they are large or small. What should you know about construction defects? A construction defect is […]

Estate Planning for Young Families There are a lot of myths out there about estate planning. Many people assume only those with significant assets or who are advanced in age need to worry about estate planning. Others assume estate planning is a do-it-yourself process unless you are rich. And others think having a basic will […]

Whether you have just completed the construction of your dream home or simply remodeled an existing space where you live, you expect that the construction professionals helping turn your dream into a reality will use the materials that you agree upon and do their job in a professional manner. Unfortunately, some companies will try to […]

Maybe your elderly parent has passed away — or maybe a friend left you their home in their will. Whatever the circumstances, you now have a house on your hands. Now what do you do? Inheriting a home is a pretty big deal, and you should consider your options carefully. Here are some things to […]

While many people choose to focus their estate planning efforts on things like making sure their will and trusts are set up properly, there is another facet of this process that shouldn’t be overlooked: You need to set up powers of attorney designations so that the people you choose can take care of matters for […]

It’s a litigious world, and a business can rarely avoid a lawsuit forever. Just the same, you already have a lot on your plate. As a small business owner, you can’t afford to make mistakes when you’re being sued. What do you do now? Here are three things you should do: Get organized and assess […]

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