When should you contact an attorney for your real estate transaction?
As soon as you start to look or to market your house. An attorney can advise you about closing costs, procedures, and time frames, coordination of transaction, the difference in laws between States and other important considerations. At the Law Office of Jack Stern we do not charge you for your phone calls and you should engage us right at the beginning.
Who needs to discuss Elder Law or Medicaid Planning with an attorney?
Anyone that has children or parents, as well as anyone that is approaching retirement age. When you have young children it is crucial that you have a will to set forth who will raise your children in the event you pass. If you have elderly parents or other relatives that might need assistance to function the option of applying for governmental benefits to help you pay for these services is a very real possibility.
When should you consult with a lawyer about starting a business?
Immediately. There are many forms of business entities and you should make an informed decision so as to protect yourself from liabilities and taxes. If there are two or more participants then a “partnership” style agreement is crucial to avoid problems and misunderstandings down the road.