Is Succession Planning for Business Owners a Good Idea?
In coming years, millions of Baby Boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are expected to retire in the U.S. In fact, by some estimates nearly a quarter of this country’s population will be aged 65-or-older within a few decades.
What Should Small Business Owners Know about Estate Planning?
Small business owners have their hands overflowing with issues, and they devote most of their time to matters related to the smooth running of the business. Having no time to think about other matters, they do not bother about estate planning for them.
Can I Be Certain My Estate Plan Is Successful?
Your estate plan is much more likely to be successful, when you recognize and avoid the most common mistakes and take some key actions that often are overlooked.
What to do If Someone Wants to Buy Your Business
You may be running your business for years without any thoughts of selling and then suddenly receive an offer to buy your firm. It could be from a private equity group, a competitor or a key customer or supplier.
How Does Step-up Basis Work in an S-Corp?
My sister, her husband and I own an S Corporation with 25%, 25% and 50% ownership, respectively. The S Corporation invests in rental properties. My brother-in-law passed away earlier this year, so does my sister get a step-up in basis for her husband’s portion?
Remind Me Why I Need a Will
A will is a legal document that allows you to decide what happens with your estate after you passed away. Unfortunately, not all people consider creating one because they think that it’s complicated and just an extra expense.
Do I Assume My Parents’ Timeshare when They Die?
Can an owner of a timeshare will the timeshare back to the timeshare corporation and does the corporation have to accept it?
Does My Estate Plan Need an Audit?
Estate planning is the process of transferring the management of your assets, if and when you are unable to manage them yourself due to disability or death. Whether you have $100 or $100 million you should have an estate plan.
How Can I Use Estate Planning for My Small Business?
Small businesses are often caught up in growth cycles, profits and ensuring that products arrive to consumers on time. The life of a small business owner is a hectic one with many owners failing to follow basic estate planning and business law practices.
How Do I Incorporate My Business into My Estate Planning?
Running and owning a business is just like raising a child: Both are investments in the future, and both require a lot of time, resources and effort to raise successfully. One can argue that you would treat your business like you’d treat a child; you’d want it to succeed even after you’ve passed on or retired.