What is a Living Trust? A Living Trust is a vital component of an estate plan, and part of estate planning documents prepared for you while you are alive. In order for a Trust to work properly, you must transfer most of your assets to your living trust. Title to some assets cannot be transferred…

Changes in the Law That Take Effect for LLC’s in California Best Asset Protection – WFB Legal Consulting, Inc On January 1, 2014, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the RULLCA) will take effect. The RULLCA (new LLC law) replaces the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act, California’s current law governing limited liability companies. The…

BOTTLED PROTECTION POINTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS Independent Contractor or Employee? Bottled Protection Points provide tips for the business owner to contemplate and, if applicable, implement into his or her everyday operation. The Protection Points span the three interwoven areas of Business Law–Asset Protection; Estate Planning Protection; and Employment Law–all important considerations for the knowledgeable entrepreneur. Many times employers improperly…

Best Asset Protection and Bottled Business Sense Radio WFB Legal Consulting Inc. and the Bottle Business Sense Newsletter proudly present the launch of The Bottled Business Sense Radio Show. The show will launch June 3, 2014. More information will be made available as the show date approaches. However, the show will combine the unique features…

NEW YEAR GOALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS GOALS: 1._____________________________________________________ 2._____________________________________________________ 3._____________________________________________________ Happy New Year and I hope 2014 has been off to phenomenal start for everyone of you! With each new year comes a new set of goals. As humans, we’re constantly aspiring to improve ourselves, whether it’s wanting to lose weight, exercise more, get…

Alaska was the first US jurisdiction to enact laws allowing protection for self-settled trusts (in 1997) and was shortly followed by Delaware, Nevada, South Dakota and a few others. These trusts are known as Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (DAPTs). Usually, a DAPT must comply with the following requirements: The trust must be irrevocable and spendthrift;…

Generally speaking, if a principal is still living and capable of managing their own affairs their relatives cannot change the POA. However, if the person becomes incapacitated a General POA is extinguished and the relatives can petition for a guardianship of the person. If there is a Durable POA in effect it remains in effect even after the…

The very best in asset protection always incorporates employee awareness for small business owners. All too often, business owners make all or a combination of the following three critical mistakes: 1. They fail to form a business entity which feasibly can create protection from lawsuits filed by employees, suppliers and customers; 2. They fail to…

Below is a brief recap of relevant estate planning guidelines. Please see an Estate Planning attorney at WFBLC, Inc. for a plan tailored to your particular business and family needs. Highlights of a bill Congress passed Tuesday aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect with the New Year. The…

This short expose briefly focuses on different types of business entities and gives some insight as to which one might be better suited to general goals and situations. You should always consult with a business lawyer who can than better fashion the entity that is right for your particular business. Professional Corporation, known as PCs,…

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