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As many states continue to struggle with the current surge in COVID-19 cases, the “new normal” demands continued social distancing in many areas of life. What does this mean for estate planning? Clearly, estate planning is as important today — or arguably more important — than ever. But how do you plan your estate and […]
At the request of Tuskegee University, Lister Hubbard spoke to a professional practice class at Tuskegee University on September 9, 2021. He addressed legal issues that affect the architectural profession. Over the past decade, Lister has been a frequent guest lecturer for this and other class at Tuskegee University!
The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Edition is now released! This award is based on evaluations from other attorneys and judges. This is not one of those purchased accolades; it is earned. Below is a list of the attorneys and the areas for which they have been recogized: 2022 Best Lawyers Barbara J. Wells Labor […]
Choosing a guardian for your children in your estate plan can be so overwhelming that it is one of the main reasons why people never complete an estate plan. Here are some practical suggestions for working through this process.
Owning assets jointly with one or more of your children or other heirs is a common estate planning “shortcut.” But like many shortcuts, it may produce unintended — and costly — consequences. Joint ownership advantages There are two potential advantages to joint ownership: convenience and probate avoidance. If you own property or a financial account […]
Although much of estate planning deals with what happens after you die, it’s equally important to have a power of attorney during life for making financial or medical decisions if you became unable to make them for yourself.
By: Christopher W. Weller, Esq. On May 13, 2021, the CDC issued new guidance regarding the continued use of masks and social distancing indoors and outdoors for employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This new guidance does not trump state or local rules, guidance, or orders. Therefore, before you change any policies, be sure you […]
By: Barbara Wells Now that Governor Ivey has signed the Compassion Act into law, employers may be wondering what this law means for them. After all, about a dozen states that have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes have also passed laws protecting employees who legally obtain prescriptions and use medical cannabis outside […]
Relieve your family of the stress of searching for assets and possibly not finding them; have an open discussion with a responsible family member about the things that you own.
Now that the federal gift and estate tax exemption has reached an inflation-adjusted $11.7 million for 2021, fewer estates are subject to the federal tax. And even though President Biden has proposed reducing the exemption to $3.5 million, it’s uncertain whether that proposal will pass Congress. If nothing happens, the exemption is scheduled to revert […]