Spring is here; the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the weather is becoming slightly drier. But, spring also means April 16, tax day, is coming up.
Many people have completed a will and named a personal representative for their estate, but there are other times when other people will need to make decisions for you as well. Sometimes, accidents occur and inhibit an individual from making decisions, or there are troubles that leave family members fighting over an elderly parent’s belongings when the parent is unable to speak for themselves.
The fiduciary of your choice should be someone you can trust in a situation when you cannot trust yourself. A fiduciary can function like an addendum to your will, to protect you and your assets in case you encounter an accident, become mentally or physically disabled, or need additional care in your daily routine.
People can be hesitant about involving a lawyer when they have a legal problem. They fear that hiring an attorney can be expensive, which is true, but someone with understanding about the law will bring you closer to a resolution.
There’s nothing quite like finding the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. It’s a time when emotions run high and optimism comes easily.
Mastanduno Law Group cares about helping Oregon families, not just when they are unfortunately shrinking, but also when they are growing with new additions. People divorce and remarry, but our main concern should be that the children involved are cared for in the present and future.
It’s well known that planning ahead can ensure a better future, and organizing your estate is a plan that needs to be taken seriously. Even if you don’t have many assets to worry about, careful consideration of your family and friends is important to structuring a will.
Happy holidays from Mastanduno Law Group! During this jolly season, we hope that everyone safely enjoys their holiday parties. Along with the icy weather, being tempted by booze and becoming overconfident about your driving ability compounds the hazards during this time of year.
According to the 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics, 40% of the American workforce consists of “contingent” jobs, meaning that work which deviates from the traditional 9-5 plus benefits and is a more unstable source of income (Forbes.com). These types of jobs are mainly self-employment, independent contractors, temps, or on-call and part time workers.