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November 2017 Archives

Protecting your wealth should be done strategically

Those with a high assets may have more power to invest and build businesses that can propel their wealth even further, but as a high-asset individual, they also have more to lose. Therefore, it's even more important that they protect their wealth and their portfolio of assets both from the economic climate and from those who may want a piece of it. The following are some tips on how you can strategically protect your wealth.

Leading an estate through probate

When a loved one dies and you become the executor of the estate, you may feel unprepared and overwhelmed by the responsibilities that you face. Going through probate does not have to be as difficult as you might think. There is a process to follow and as long as you remain organized and act with the duty that you owe to your late loved one, probate should be fairly straightforward.

Avoiding probate and creating a legacy

At some point, we all have to face the realities of passing our estate over to our children and other family members. Although it might not be the most uplifting of things to organize, it is a great way to start thinking about the legacy that you wish to leave for your loved ones and the positive things that you see in their futures.

How to keep safe as a motorcycle rider

Motorcycling is an efficient and exciting form of transport that can be used for both practical and recreational uses. Although all motorcyclists have to go through very high level of tests and safety procedures before being able to legally ride a motorcycle, there are still dangers that all riders need to be aware of to prevent crashes. As a motorcyclist, it is important to be always aiming to improve on safety standards. The following are some tips on how to keep safe as a motorcyclist on the road.

Were wet floor signs used incorrectly when I slipped?

It's common for wet floors to be present in all types of public spaces, from public bathrooms to shopping malls to offices. When there is a wet floor because of a spillage or from cleaning activities, it is required for wet floor signs to be present to alert people. This is intended to prevent a slip-and-fall accident from taking place.

Falling on an icy sidewalk: What to do

In colder weather, it can be a hazard to walk about on the icy streets, but it's something that we have no choice but to do in order to get from a to b. Occasionally there will be patches of streets that have not been salted or cleared in any way. It is as though whoever is responsible for the driveway or sidewalk was just waiting for an accident to happen, and it will be seen by many as sheer negligence. So when a person does fall on an icy street, who is to blame for the injuries that they suffer?

Using a spendthrift trust to protect your heirs

When you are creating a trust, you will likely be concerned about how your heirs will benefit from it in the future. If your heirs are particularly young, or you worry about how they will spend your hard-earned cash, you might start to wonder about ways that you can control how your trust is used, even after your death.

What can cause a will to be invalidated?

Those who sit down and draft wills often do so because they want to dictate what happens with their assets once they pass on instead of letting Arizona's intestate succession laws do that for them. Wills, however, are not always as airtight as they may seem. Certain circumstances must be met for a will to be considered valid.

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