Posted on 9/10/2018 11:36 AM By RB Legal
For married couples creating an estate plan, a trust may be a better option than a will. Trusts offer protection of assets during the couple’s lifetime as well as after the death of one of both spouses. Many kinds of trusts offer many kinds of protection. Why should married couples consider a trust?
Posted on 9/1/2018 4:00 AM By RB Legal
September 5 is International Charity Day. You may have causes or organizations that you care about. As a result, you may want to leave money or other resources toward accomplishing the goals so important to you. It is not enough to verbally tell someone about your wishes. You need to specifically express your wishes through creating and implementing an estate plan.
Posted on 10/16/2017 4:00 AM By RB Legal
Equine leases have significantly grown in popularity across Minnesota. When we talk about equine leases, we’re referring the to the umbrella that includes horses, pastures, breeding, facility, and other leases directly associated with horses and related industries. As with any other businesses leases, if not understood by both parties or drafted incorrectly, lease disputes can quickly escalate to time-consuming and costly lawsuits.
Posted on 6/16/2017 4:00 AM By RB Legal
Little known fact: not all jobs are created equally when it comes to how they are classified under the law. For example, take this hypothetical: Rocking R Ranch employs several people to do different jobs. Billy cleans the stalls, Margaret keeps the books, and John is the head trainer. Rocking R has employment agreements with each individual and lists Billy as an employee but Margaret and John as independent contractors. Is this correct? The decision will determine responsibilities and liability for Rocking R and its workers.
Posted on 5/19/2017 4:00 AM By RB Legal
If you have a business, chances are that someone will complain about some aspect of your service or product. This is just a fact of life: you can't please everyone. Complaints can come in a variety of forms. In today's world, a complaint might be a bad review on Yelp or a post on Facebook. It could also be a complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or even with the state Attorney General's office. Regardless of how people complain about your business, you should always respond to their comments in a productive way.
Posted on 5/5/2017 4:00 AM By RB Legal
Starting a business is an exciting time of life! You get to be your own boss, make your own hours, decide how you want your business to grow...and you are responsible for all of those decisions as well. That's where advisors come in: attorneys, tax professionals, investment advisors, and so on. Our job is to help our clients be informed so that they can make the best decision for their business.
Posted on 3/13/2017 4:00 AM By RB Legal
Owning horses can be an incredibly fun hobby, as well as a business, that allows you to spend a great deal of time with these intelligent and beautiful animals. However, there are some basics about equine law that every horse lover should be aware of.
Posted on 8/15/2016 4:00 AM By RB Legal
If you want your wealth to provide benefit to your family for generations or if you crave the peace of mind that your grandchildren will be financially secure no matter what, you may want to set up a trust. While you can opt to simply leave assets to your grandchildren after your death, a trust offers special benefits, some of which take place in your lifetime and others which can extend through your grandchild's lifetime. Here's a look at the details.
Posted on 6/13/2016 4:00 AM By RB Legal
Online generators claim to make estate planning much easier and cheaper, which they do. However, online generators can't replace estate planning in every aspect, especially if your estate has any special circumstances outside of the norm. For this reason, it's best to hire an attorney to ensure your possessions and family remain protected after your passing.
Posted on 5/9/2016 4:00 AM By RB Legal
Small business and family business may seem the same on the surface, but there are particular characteristics about each which distinguishes them from the other. The small business is your investment and livelihood. The family business is the same, but more, in that it represents the legacy of your name and in some cases, the memory of your forebears. As to dealings with clients, contractors, suppliers, and employees, legal representation offers the same advice for each type of business. When conducting dealings within the family, your lawyer needs to be aware of particular issues as they relate to a family business.