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Family Disputes Articles

Guardianship Planning – A Family Affair

Guardianship Planning – A Family Affair By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. and Jodi G. Wilson, J.D., M.A., C.C.C./SPL (Don´t bother to read this if you want to leave your children´s future to chance!) Since you are reading, you must understand the importance of planning for the future of your children. Every parent cares deeply […]

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Business Law Articles

Hiring Freelancers

Hiring Freelancers How to treat freelancers as independent contractors, so you won’t be liable for their payroll taxes and healthcare benefits By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. and David M. Freedman In the 1990s, Microsoft Corp. supplemented its workforce by hiring “freelance” computer programmers. The freelancers signed agreements when they were hired, stipulating that they would […]

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Real Estate Articles

Property Inspections And Disclosures

Property Inspections And Disclosures Before you buy a home, understand the seller’s obligation to disclose defects, and your right to inspect. By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. In many cases, people are so in love with a house or condo, and they’re so eager to sign a contract and close the sale, that they gloss […]

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Estate Planning Articles

5 Asset Protection Planning Mistakes That Can Annihilate Your Business And Personal Finances!

5 Asset Protection Planning Mistakes That Can Annihilate Your Business And Personal Finances! By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. The honest unvarnished truth is that the vast majority of business owners and individuals fail to take simple precautions to protect and preserve their personal and business wealth. Regardless of the value of your assets, they […]

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How to Inherit a Fortune

How to Inherit a Fortune What to do about income tax, estate planning, investing, discretionary spending, charity, and privacy By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. Receiving a large bequest or gift might change your life. At the very least, your financial situation will improve dramatically. Your emotional reactions will probably be mixed — including sorrow […]

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Inheritance Wars

Inheritance Wars How to protect your estate from disgruntled or feuding heirs By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. Will your death trigger a long, expensive and bitter inheritance war? Will your heirs battle over your contested estate — claiming, for example, that they deserve a bigger share of the money, arguing over who is most […]

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Just Let Go!

Just Let Go! The biggest obstacle to smart estate planning is the fear of losing control By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. On the advice of his financial and legal advisers, Stan set up a special needs trust for the benefit of his disabled son Dan. Not only would the trust help reduce estate taxes […]

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No-Contest Provisions in Wills and Trusts

No-Contest Provisions in Wills and Trusts Message to heirs: Take it or leave it By Alan G. Orlowsky, J.D., C.P.A. This article was originally published in Personal Finance A few years ago, a client who I’ll call Jones made out a will in which he left his oldest child a substantially smaller share of his […]

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