DeCarli Law Blog

End of Year Business Planning: Time to Inc.

I hope your business had a fantastic 2019! Now is the time to implement planning for 2020. At the top of the list: whether your business should incorporate or become an LLC for the next tax year. Read More
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Vacation Checklist: Get Things in Order!

We do a lot of "last-minute" estate plans for people who planning a trip (or who are having surgery). People think they don't have time. It is my job to make the process as easy as possible for you. Read More
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Your Estate Plan Needs a Checkup!

Were your documents signed in the 80s or 90s, or the early 2000s?  If so, your documents are likely terribly out of date. Federal estate taxes, gift taxes, and generation-skipping transfer taxes went through major changes during these years.   Read More
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Starting a New Business - LLC or Incorporate?

Starting a business is a big undertaking with a lot of moving parts. One big consideration should be whether to form an LLC or incorporate. Both forms of ownership can help protect your personal assets from your business liabilities. Read More
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Choosing Your Successor Trustee

Who should you choose to be your successor trustee? If you have a revocable living trust, you probably named yourself as trustee so you can continue to manage your own financial affairs.  Eventually, someone else will need to step in when you are no… Read More
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Why You Need a Revocable Trust

Creating a revocable trust gives you flexibility over your assets while you’re alive and also clearly states your intentions should you become incapacitated and unable to manage your affairs, as well as after your death. Read More
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Laws, Rules, and Regulations That May Not Apply To Small Businesses

Have questions about how to start, manage, or operate a business? Confused about which laws apply to you? DeCarli Law can help. As business attorneys, we understand the challenges you face and can help you to achieve your goals. Read More
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5 Reasons Your LLC Needs an Operating Agreement

A written LLC operating agreement demonstrates that the entity is separate and apart from the member/owner. Without a written LLC operating agreement in place, the business looks like a sole proprietorship, with no liability protection. Read More
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Starting Your New Business

The bottom line is that you want to make your business plan stand out far above the rest. Your plan needs to be well thought out, organized, and unique. Read More
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You Just Bought a Home – Make Sure Your Asset Is Protected

Even if you have a will, a house in California usually must go through probate. A trust avoids probate. California probate fees are set by statute and are set according to the value of the house regardless of the amount still owed on the house. Read More
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