Do I really need a will?

Posted on: April 8, 2012

A Will is a legal document that sets out what should happen with all of your belongings upon your death. It is an important estate planning tool and it allows you to express your wishes for what is done with everything you own upon your death. A properly drafted Will may also help reduce some of the taxes that need to be paid as a result of your death. At Avery Law Office, we can provide you with legal advice regarding the tax consequences that may result from your death.

You can register a Wills Notice with Vital Statistics. There is no legal requirement that you register your Will, but registering will create a record of where your current Will is located. A Wills Notice search must be completed before your executor can proceed with probate and act on your Will. This requirement ensures that your most recent Will is acted upon. Registration will provide you with some assurance that the appropriate Will is located and your wishes followed. (more…)

Estate Planning : Planning For the Unexpected

Posted on: April 5, 2012

You can achieve peace of mind by preparing for life’s unexpected events today. Planning in advance for your death and potential mental incapability will give you some control over what happens to you, your dependents and your property. Most people prefer not to think about what may happen when they die or if they become incapacitated, but you need to consider the impact of these events upon your affairs and your loved ones. At Avery Law Office, we can help you plan for your future and discuss the benefits of the following documents with you. (more…)

What is the Best Business Structure For my Business?

Posted on: April 5, 2012

Starting and growing a business can be very stressful and time consuming, but the overall experience should be very rewarding. You can give your business the best start possible by choosing the most appropriate business structure for your business. What structure is best for you can be a complex question based upon several factors including tax consequences, liability and personal circumstances. Even if your business has been operational for some time, the structure may need to be altered due to changed circumstances. Some basic information about some common business structures is included below. At Avery Law Office, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various structures, help you determine the most appropriate structure and set up your business. (more…)

Duties of an Attorney

Posted on: April 2, 2012

Duties of an Attorney

An attorney must act honestly and in good faith; exercise the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person; act within the authority given in the enduring power of attorney and under any applicable law, and keep certain records and produce those records for inspection and copying at your request. When managing and making decisions about your financial affairs, your attorney must act in your best interests, taking into account your current wishes, known beliefs and values, and any directions you give to the attorney in your enduring power of attorney. (more…)