October 21, 2018
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Inheritance Rights for Adoptive Children

Adopting a child is a long legal process that ends in a rewarding and joyous occasion. Though this time is exciting and new, it’s important to understand the inheritance rights of your adopted child. Our estate lawyer in Raleigh NC is here to help you with this.

Inheritance for Adoptive Children | Estate Lawyer in Raleigh NC

Adoption allows a minor to be the legal child of their adoptive parent. This means that the legal rights of the birth parents are severed unless a parent is adopting a stepchild. This may work differently and should be discussed with our estate lawyer.

In the event that the adoption taking place does not involve a stepchild, adoptive parents are able to include their adopted child in the estate plan. Though the laws vary, many states in the US have laws in place to help protect adoptive children from being excluded from their adoptive parents’ will.

Even if parents of adopted children have other biological children, they may still create a document that refers to all of their children equally, without having to name both adopted children and biological ones separately.

As an example, parents may choose to include references to have assets equally shared by “all my children” and it should include both adoptive and biological children.

If you have recently adopted a child or are planning to in the future, contact our estate lawyer in Raleigh NC to learn more. We can sit down with you and discuss all options for estate planning. You won’t have to worry about inheritance and whether or not your adopted child will be protected. Working with our lawyer will be a great way to ensure they are included in all aspects of estate planning whether it be through trusts, wills, deeds, or other documents.

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC | Estate Lawyer in Raleigh NC

If you have questions,  our office can help answer them. Klish and Eldreth’s estate lawyer in Raleigh NC can help you with all of your estate planning needs. Call now to learn more.

Also, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about updating your will. Contact our estate lawyer in Raleigh NC to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition, our attorney is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether your situation deals with estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or entertainment law.

October 15, 2018
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Make Time to Update Your Estate Plan in 2018, continued

Making changes and updates to your estate plan is extremely important. Sometimes, life gets hectic and people forget to notate the things that change. While it’s almost impossible to go through life without any change, it’s also something that many fail to document at times. Estate planning in Raleigh NC is ongoing. It is important to reflect changes in your plan that come about in your life.

Making an effort to update your estate plan at least once every two years is beneficial. That way, you can ensure that all changes are made, no matter what has happened in your life. Working with our estate lawyer, you’ll be able to document a marriage, divorce, newborn children, changes in property titles, retirement information, and much more.

In our previous blog post, we talked about a few of these changes that may need to be notated when estate planning in Raleigh NC. Today we continue this discussion.

Sometimes, life changes seem small or unimportant. However, things like purchasing a new boat or selling a vehicle should be reflected in your estate plan. It’s also important to consider the buying and selling of real estate, business dealings, and anything else that has been purchased or sold that has value.

It can be difficult to keep up with these changes. However, updating your estate plan to reflect these things will be beneficial in the event that you pass in an untimely manner. You will not have to worry about leaving your loved ones with an outdated estate plan that could lead them to probate court. This can be an overwhelming, time-consuming situation that may also be costly. Working closely with our estate lawyer can ensure that your estate plan is valid and ready to be used.

If you are ready to start making updates to your estate plan call now to make an appointment with our lawyer. You will feel much better about things once you’ve taken the necessary steps to make changes to your estate plan.

In our next blog post, we will talk about a few more things that may need to be updated within your estate plan. Be sure to join us again soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about updating and estate planning in Raleigh NC or your current will, feel free to contact us.

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC

There are many things to consider when planning your estate. We hope this information helps you better understand why working with an estate lawyer is a good idea. If you have more questions about estate planning in Raleigh NC, please contact our lawyer.

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have concerning legal issues. Also, contact our estate lawyer to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. If you don’t have an estate plan in place or haven’t reviewed yours in several years, now might be the best time to start. In addition to estate planning in Raleigh NC, our lawyer is here to help you with all your small business needs, trademarking, copyrighting, or other issues. Call now.

October 7, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Make Time to Update Your Estate Plan in 2018

Have you taken time to update your estate plan recently? If you haven’t, now is a great time to meet with our lawyer in Raleigh NC to go over any changes that have occurred in the past nine months.

Updating your estate plan before the new year rolls around can be beneficial, especially if you’ve had a number of life changes this year. Even if you’ve only had minor changes, it’s a good idea to reflect those things in your estate plan.

Here, and in a few upcoming blogs, we will discuss various things that should be reviewed and updated if applicable.

Did you get married this year? If so, it’s important to take time to update your will. You may want to list your new spouse as your beneficiary on some policies and accounts. There are also other documents that may need to reflect your spouse. This can include a healthcare power of attorney among other things. Adding your spouse to your estate plan may mean that you would like to change several different documents. Our lawyer can help with this. We can make sure you don’t overlook anything important.

It’s also possible that you may have gotten a divorce this year. Just like when you got married, changing documents and updating your estate plan to reflect this life change is important. There will be several factors that change in the event of divorce. For this, you may also contact our lawyer for help.

Having a newborn child is a wondrous occasion. It can be exciting and a little overwhelming becoming a new parent. Chances are, you may not have thought about updating your will to reflect your new child. You may want to add them to your health insurance policy, make them a beneficiary for your will, or set up a trust. All of these things are important and need to be done as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact our law firm to get started.

In our next blog post, we will talk more about things you should consider updating this year. Be sure to stay tuned. If you have any questions feel free to contact our lawyer in Raleigh NC.

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC | Lawyer in Raleigh NC

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact our estate lawyer in Raleigh NC to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition, Klish and Eldreth, PLLC is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or other legal issues.

October 3, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Small Business Contracts and Agreements, Part Three

We are back with a third and final installment of our series on small business contracts and agreements. Owning and operating a small business can be overwhelming, stressful, and also rewarding. Though there are many tasks and daily functions that should be completed, there are a few things that our lawyer in Raleigh NC can help you with. Our law firm can help you with all your contract and agreement needs so that you can focus on running your business.

Below, you’ll find a few final thoughts and information on contracts and agreements so that you can get a better idea of why they’re important to your company. If you have any questions, contact our office today, to speak with a lawyer in Raleigh NC.

  • Contracts and agreements play an important part in business law and can help small business owners protect their company, staff, and customers.
  • To protect your business from various types of legal issues, contracts are put in place.
  • Contracts are agreements used to bind two or more parties to legal obligations.
  • Persons involved are legally required to hold up their end of the contract unless there is a breach of that contract by any party involved.
  • All persons involved also should agree to the contract in writing.
  • Contracts may be considered legal “handshakes” that can lead to repercussions, should they be breached.
  • Contracts are protection for you, your business, or any other legal entity.
  • Doing business without a contract or legal agreement can lead to many issues.
  • Issues that can come from not having a contract or agreement may include things such as being sued, losing money owed to you, and more.
  • Contracts may concern employment, sales, or tenancy to name a few use cases.
  • Once the agreements are made, and the contract is written up and signed, all involved should understand that the contract is intended to be enforceable by law.
  • Anyone who executes a signed legal contract should abide by the guidelines set forth in the contract.
  • Contracts and agreements may be one of the most important areas of legal concern.
  • Contracts can contain deviations of conditions and complications.

To learn more about contracts and agreements for small businesses check back with the first and second installments of this series here and here.

As your business grows and becomes more complex, consider contracts and agreements as a way to protect you, your staff, and your customers from unnecessary legal situations. Our small business lawyer in Raleigh NC can do the bulk of the work for you so that you can stay focused on your business, customers, and staff.

Lawyer in Raleigh NC | Klish and Eldreth | Small Business Law 

We know how stressful it is to start your own business. With all the various steps and decisions to make, you shouldn’t have to worry about paperwork, contracts and other documents that may be needed. Contact our lawyer in Raleigh NC for help with this.

September 30, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Small Business Contracts and Agreements, Part Two

Welcome back. We are here to talk more about contracts and agreements and why they’re important for small businesses. It can be difficult to understand these on your own. That’s why our small business lawyer in Raleigh NC is here to help. Today, we are going to talk more about contracts. At any point during this article, feel free to contact us to discuss this topic further.

There are two basic types of contracts. These contracts are used for many different reasons.

  • A unilateral contract or agreement is a promise to pay or give other consideration in return for actual performance.
  • A bilateral contract or agreement is one in which a promise is exchanged for a promise.
  • Both are contracts and have the same legal obligations.

Contracts are used to ensure agreements hold up in court without any issues. Without a contract, an agreement can’t be proven in a court of law easily. Legalizing an agreement with a contract helps to ensure your agreement won’t be breached. If you’re in need of a contract and/or agreement advice or need to have a contract or agreement written up for you, please contact us today. Our small business lawyer in Raleigh NC can advise you to help make sure your legal contract is written properly. We will also help to make sure it protects you and your business accordingly.

If you missed our previous blog, check back here for more information. Also be sure to visit our next blog as well. We will have more information there.

Do you need help writing your business plan? Look no further than Klish and Eldreth, PLLC to help you get your business off to a strong start by helping you develop your business plan, which is an important element to have for staying on track with a new business. Give our small business lawyer in Raleigh NC a call today to see how we can be a part of your success.

Klish and Eldreth | Small Business Law | Lawyer in Raleigh NC

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also, contact our attorney in Raleigh NC to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition, our lawyer is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting and more.