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Estate Planning for Franchise and Multilevel Marketing Business Owners

Franchise and multilevel marketing (MLM) businesses are often attractive because they offer people the chance to start a small business with a well-known brand and an established business model. However, they present different estate planning challenges than other types of small businesses because the rights and obligations of franchisees and multilevel marketers are spelled out […]

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Legal Requirements to Consider When Selecting an Executor of Your Will

The person you choose to be your executor (sometimes called a personal representative) will play an extremely important role, as that person will be responsible for gathering, securing, managing, and ultimately distributing your money and property in accordance with the instructions in your Will when you pass away. As a result, you should make your […]

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COVID-19: A Reminder of Why Estate Planning Is Important

Coronavirus has been all over the news—and with good reason. For some people, it can turn into a serious illness if contracted. Thankfully, for the great majority of people who have contracted the disease, the symptoms appear to be relatively mild. Nevertheless, it is crucial for everyone, particularly those who are in good health, to […]

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Estate Planning: 3 Reasons We Run the Other Way

We understand that it feels hard to get around to estate planning; it sounds about as fun as getting a root canal. However, we also understand that we all want to make sure that our loved ones are protected and receive our hard-earned assets – regardless of whether we have $10 million or $10,000. Don’t […]

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Child Injured During Birth? What to Do Next

Having a child should be one of the most wonderful experiences of your life. Unfortunately, there are things that can go wrong that could conceivably make life much more difficult for both you and your child. If your child is injured during the birth process, it can be hard to determine exactly what needs to […]

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Summer Slip and Fall Accident Causes and Why You Need a Lawyer

Summer is the favorite season of many people. More people take off work, children are out of school and families go on vacations or day trips. Unfortunately, in the middle of all the fun times to be had during the summer, accidents can happen at any time. Summer slip and fall accidents are common. It’s […]

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Head-On Collisions: Can I Be Compensated for Injuries?

Were you recently involved in a head on collision with another vehicle? You may be wondering if you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries. The answer is an absolute yes. The very first thing you need to do is ask for immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t think you need it, doing […]

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Wake Up During Surgery? How You May Have a Medical Malpractice Case

Anesthesia awareness is a rare condition that affects around one out of 1,000 individuals while they are undergoing surgery. It involves the patient waking up while under anesthesia during the actual surgical procedure. Awakening during surgery is a traumatic experience that involves being aware of what’s going on. Why Does This Happen? Generally speaking, anesthesia […]

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Is a Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice cases are determined by whether a physician breached the appropriate standard of care for the medical condition, illness or injury that was being treated. If a doctor failed to render an accurate diagnosis, and the patient’s condition worsened, or the patient even died, that might be determined to be medical malpractice. Misdiagnoses involves […]

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If I Signed a Consent Form, Does It Affect My Medical Malpractice Case?

A consent form can protect a doctor or hospital from a malpractice lawsuit. When a patient signs the form, they agree to receive treatment and accept certain risks. This consent means a patient may not have the right to make a malpractice claim. It’s a complicated situation that often requires legal counsel. Contact a Queens […]

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