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What You Need to Know About Business License and Permit Requirements

If you are starting a new business, there are so many things to consider and think about.

But it’s important, in the midst of all of this, not to overlook federal, state, and local business license and permit requirements. Almost every business, even one that is home-based, is required to obtain some form of license or...
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Online Estate Planning? Things to Think About

Call me old-fashioned, but I think estate planning should involve a personalized and continuing relationship, not a transaction.

While some may prefer to use low-cost websites or software because they are more concerned about price than value, think about what they won't be getting. Can LegalZoom or other online providers:
  • Look you in the eye or shake your hand?
  • ...
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My Loved One Has Died: As Their Heir or Beneficiary, Do I Need an Attorney?

You just found out that your favorite aunt, Aunt Melba, has died. In the midst of your grief and sadness, you receive a notice from the attorney handling Aunt Melba's affairs stating that you are a beneficiary. Your best friend advises you to get an attorney. What should you do? Will Aunt Melba's attorney help...

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The Unintended Results of Home DNA Tests

Discovering your ancestry can be both fun and fascinating which is why at-home DNA tests have grown in popularity in recent years.

Often given as a unique gift for loved ones, the kits reveal details about our individual and collective pasts. But what you might not know is that these tests aren’t all fun and games.

First...
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