2015

Key Estate Planning Tools

12.22.2015
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Last Will, Living Trust, Living Will: What They Are & What They Do
These three legal documents are often confused because their names sound similar. However, each of these documents serves a distinct purpose.

Last Will
A Last Will can provide crucial instructions for the administration of your affairs after your death. This includes who will inherit your property (beneficiaries); when and how they will inherit it; and who will be put in charge of administering your estate (called a Personal Representative or Executor). If you have minor children, you can also use your Last Will to […]

The Importance of Proper Contracts

11.12.2015
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Construction and Landscaping Contracts

In the world of Construction and Landscaping, proper contracting skills are a must. This can seem like a daunting task to undertake while you’re busy running a business, but in the end having a good contract and using it effectively can save you time and money, as well as increase customer satisfaction and reduce disputes.

The contract is about defining the relationships, roles, and responsibilities of each party. It will determine what is to be done, when it is to be done, where it is to be done, how much it will cost […]

Can Seasonal Employees Collect Unemployment Benefits?

10.27.2015
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The ebb and flow of Green Industry work often makes having seasonal employees a necessity. Now that the landscaping season has wound down, one thing you or your employees may be wondering is whether or not seasonal workers are permitted to collect unemployment benefits.

Are seasonal workers be allowed to collect unemployment checks in their downtime?
Traditionally, many people who worked seasonal positions had been allowed to collect unemployment benefits. However, a larger number of states are now saying that they shouldn’t be able to take benefits and employers are often surprised to discover that in certain […]

Settling Breach of Contract Claims without Protracted Litigation

08.12.2015
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Filing a lawsuit serves many purposes. One main purpose in a breach of contract lawsuit is to show the breaching party that you are taking this matter very seriously. This will put the breaching party on notice. However, filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean you have to win or lose. You can file the lawsuit even though your intent may be to enter into negotiations to settle the breach.

Some lawsuits can take over a year and become costly. There is also never a guarantee you can win at trial. Some type of Alternative Dispute Resolution can be useful […]