3 Legal Issues to Think About Before the End of the Year

3 Legal Issues to Think About Before the End of the Year

Patty Lamberti
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Although Americans have been bitterly divided over many issues this year, there are probably two things we all agree on:
  • 2020 was terrible.
  • 2021 has to be better. 
But before you spend too much time daydreaming about a better future, spend some time thinking about the legal matters you should take care of today (or as soon as possible):

1. Make a will or trust.

2020 certainly taught us that illness and death can strike anyone, at any time. 

When you do pass away (it's guaranteed that will one day happen, although we hope it's not for quite awhile), a will or trust will make things easier for the ones you leave behind. 

A will or trust makes your wishes clear about how you want to spend your last days, who you want to watch your children and how you want your property and money to be divided.

Our lawyers can help you figure out what type of estate planning is best for your situation. And we'll make sure the process is affordable, so you'll have some money to leave behind.  

2. Double check what your custody agreement says about holidays.

There's a lot of disagreement about how to celebrate the holidays this year. Some people think there should be no mingling with others who you don't live with. Others believe there are safe ways to celebrate with people you don't share a home with. 

If you and your ex have different ideas about how your child should spend the remainder of 2020, doublecheck what your custody agreement says about holidays and decision-making related to your child's health.

For an affordable price, one of our lawyers can help you figure out how the language in your agreement applies to these unprecedented times. 

3. Make sure your business meets all year-end requirements. 

If you own a business or are an executive at one, a lawyer can ensure you meet all year-end deadlines, including:
  • Updating and filing ownership documents
  • Reviewing loans, leases, benefit offerings and insurance policies
  • Considering the implications of delaying tax payments or carrying them into the new year

The attorneys who work with LawChamps can help you wrap up your legal issues so we can enjoy a better and healthier 2021. 

This article is intended to convey generally useful information only and does not constitute legal advice. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author, not LawChamps.


 
Patty Lamberti

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