It's tough to think about the end of your life and since it's an uncomfortable topic, most people avoid talking about it. A majority of Americans don't have a will or estate plan in place and haven't legally planned for the inevitable. However, if you have a spouse, children or grandchildren, creating an estate plan with a will is an important way to care for their future needs.
Some uncertainties reign as constants in the business world, given its complex and challenging environment. Alliances change. Rivals emerge. Public tastes evolve. New technologies spur revolutionary developments.
There are likely some business-linked individuals in Georgia and elsewhere who proclaim top-to-bottom acumen concerning every aspect of a commercial enterprise. And it's just as likely that few - if any - of those people remain at the helm or near the top of their professions for long.
Just about everyone has seen a cop on TV on in a movie tell us suspect, "You have the right to remain silent." What they are doing is "Mirandizing" the suspect, or explaining basic rights they have. Real life police officers often Mirandize suspects when making an arrest as well.
Settling an estate is a major undertaking. Regardless of whether the executor is working with a modest holding or a large-scale estate, complete with trusts, stocks and bonds, the task will no doubt capitalize their time and effort for days or even weeks. Fortunately for anyone acting as an executor in Georgia, they are most likely due an executor's fee.
Entrepreneurs and established business owners are always on the lookout for attractive business opportunities across the Atlanta metro area. Understandably, they sometimes envision a property use in a given location that is not tightly aligned with the types of businesses being run in the surrounding area.
In late December, Atlanta police busted two shoplifting rings that had targeted Victoria's Secret stores throughout Gwinnett County. The haul: More than $300,000 in goods.
Does your estate planning account for your furry, scaly or feathered loved ones? If you are severely injured or die unexpectedly, have you decided what you would like to happen to your pets? Without a clear plan in place, your pets could end up in the wrong hands.
As a landlord, you want to do right by your tenants. Keeping a property investment well maintained and attractive means happier renters and a shorter turnover when tenants decide to move out. One issue that can occasionally plague rental properties is the matter of invasive pests.
Many of us have come to accept a long commute as a way of life. It's fairly common for those of us in the Atlanta suburbs to drive an hour or more to get to a job in the city-and the commute in Atlanta metro is one of the worst in the United States.
After starting a company, the first thing on your mind might not be the day you leave it and retire. However, business succession planning should not be put off for long. Having a business succession plan not only gives your company stability but can help you feel secure that your legacy will be carried on after you leave.