Legal Matters

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What is in Your Estate?

July 26, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com Just this week I heard a woman say she did not need to do any estate planning because she does not have an estate. I hear that a lot. She may not have a multi-million-dollar estate, but if she owns anything, she has an estate. People …

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A Sore Neck or Back after a Car Wreck?

July 26, 2018

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury Many people believe that in order to have a case when they are involved in a car wreck that there must be significant injuries such as broken bones, surgery or scarring from glass or airbags. However, 95% of all car wreck cases involve soft tissue …

Preparing to Meet with Your Estate Planning Attorney

June 26, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com You made the decision that you need an estate plan or you need to update your current plan. You also scheduled an appointment with the lawyer. Now, what do you need to do to prepare for the meeting? Assets – Make a list of your …

Do You Need a Special Needs Trust?

May 24, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, A common mistake we hear from individuals with disabilities is that they need a special needs trust to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. While this is true for many people, it depends on the type of disability benefits the individual is receiving. There are two …

An Innocent Text Can Change Your Life

May 24, 2018

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury Texting and driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving. Every week news stations report on yet another car wreck with severe injuries or even death that was caused by texting and driving. These constant and heart wrenching warnings should stop us in our tracks. …

Think Through Your Retirement Account Beneficiaries

April 29, 2018

Legal Matters  Presented by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com  A will designates how you want your assets distributed, but the reality is that most property passes to heirs through less formal means. Joint ownership and beneficiary designations on financial accounts and real estate avoid probate and bypass the terms of your will. However, …

5 Cyber Security Safeguards Every Business Should Have

March 29, 2018

Business Today Brought to you by: Community Partner Sawyer Solutions, www.sawyersolutionsllc.com Every week you hear or read about a new hack or victim of malware. While the news focuses on large businesses, smaller companies are at just as much risk. Here are some simple things you can do to help prevent a hack to your …

A Phantom Vehicle Personal Injury Claim-What is That?

March 28, 2018

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury If you are injured when a car veers into your lane and does not actually hit your car, but still runs you off the road and causes you to crash, do you have an auto insurance claim? If you have full coverage under your automobile …

Estate Planning & the New Tax Law

March 28, 2018

Legal Matters Most of the media focus regarding the new tax law Congress passed has been on how the law will change income taxes. The law also made changes to estate and gift tax rules. As with most things, there are pros and cons to the new law. The general reader may laugh and think …

Is Your Family Ready for Long Term Care?

February 26, 2018

Legal Matters presented by Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning After handling elder law cases for over a decade, I can say that it is routine to see families have strong disagreements over how to take care of parents as they age. The disagreements generally come from a variety of mindsets. Sadly, I often see greed …