A Brief Q&A on Probate

When someone passes away, their estate often has to go through probate court before it is distributed to their heirs. This particular branch of the court system is one that most people don’t really know too much about, which can make it quite confusing. To make it worse, those who need to go to probate court are typically going to be mourning the loss of a loved one, which can make everything more challenging. Get Read More

A Will or a Trust: Which One is Right for You?

When working on your estate plan, you will have lots of different options available for how you plan the future of your estate. There are two types of estate plans: Will-based plans and Trust-based plans. Will based plans include a Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive and a Will. Trust based plans include a Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, Will, Trust and Trust funding Read More

Welcome to our new site!

Thank you so much for visiting the brand new Lawvex website! Please take the time to watch our videos and read our blogs; they are there to help educate you and answer some of the most common questions asked about Trusts and Estates. And of course, please call us to schedule your consultation. At Lawvex, compassion truly does meet expertise, and you'll feel an immediate sense of relief once we begin talking to you Read More

Understanding Conservatorships

If you have an aging loved one who is either unable to make important decisions for themselves or will likely become unable to in the near future, a conservatorship may be a good option. Understanding what a conservatorship is and how they are used will help you not only determine if one is appropriate in your situation, but if it is, who should become the conservator. The following is an introduction to Read More

Don’t Do it Alone! 4 Dangers of Using DIY Legal Services

Do-it-yourself legal services have become extremely popular over the last several years. They are advertised as a fast and affordable way to get important legal matters completed. While doing things yourself is good in many areas of life, it is almost always a mistake when it comes to legal services. There are many problems that can arise when using these types of services, many of which can end up costing you Read More

Private Works Mechanics’ Liens

Private Works Mechanics’ Liens A Mechanic’s Lien is a powerful tool for persons who contract with and provide materials to property owners for works of improvement. Appropriately utilized, a Mechanic’s Lien attaches to the property upon which the improvement is being made limiting the property owner’s ability to refinance or convey the property until the lien is removed. While this is not necessarily a Read More

New Employee Checklist

Employee Checklist Download Checklist Here I often get inquiries about how to hire a first employee. While each employer will approach the process a bit differently, there are some essential steps to take and important things to consider. This checklist will highlight the many issues an employer must contend with, but it is not intended to provide a comprehensive list of everything an employer must take Read More

Employer and Employee Agreement Basics

Employer and Employee Agreement Basics All employer/employee relationships are based on an agreement. The agreement can be either oral or written and will ideally define the terms of the relationship. It can be as simple as agreeing to pay a part-time bookkeeper to manage your accounts receivables or an extensive salesperson agreement with a complex compensation package.  In any case, as with any Read More

Minimizing the Risk of a Discrimination Lawsuit

Minimizing the Risk of a Discrimination Lawsuit As unfortunate as it is, discrimination in the workplace remains an issue throughout the United States. This issue not only impacts employees, but it also affects prospective employees participating in the job application process. Many employers have policies and procedures aimed at eliminating such behavior, but the issue remains nonetheless.  And because Read More

Contractual Protection of Company Assets

Contractual Protection of Company Assets In previous blogs, I’ve talked about a variety of vulnerabilities employers face. These vulnerabilities arise both internally and externally, and employers must be vigilant in protecting business assets. Here, we’re talking not about physical assets, but less tangible assets such as business goodwill, proprietary information and employee skill and know-how. And a Read More