August 31, 2020

Death is almost always a complicated event for the survivors, who have not only emotional but also logistical considerations to manage. However, when an owner (typically called a member) of a limited liability company (LLC) dies, it exacerbates the difficulties for the surviving members. In addition to bearing the loss, they must determine whether the LLC can or even should continue.

These questions are just a handful of the is...

July 10, 2020

People can end up owning land or other real estate together in a number of different ways. It may be because they purchased the property together, it was gifted to them together, or they inherited the property together. While sometimes this starts out with the best intentions, it is not uncommon for co-owners of property to disagree on the ownership or management of the property. Eventually, a partition action may be the...

July 10, 2020

The basic starting point of any estate plan is a Will. A Will allows one to express their wishes on how they would like their property to be distributed after their death, while also identifying the individual they would like to manage their estate until the final distribution. For the most part, there are very few limitations on what can be conveyed by a Will, as a correctly executed Will can convey real estate, money, art, v...

July 10, 2020

If you are an agricultural producer who has been hurt financially from COVID-19, the USDA has implemented a program to help offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic called Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

The USDA is accepting applications until August 28, 2020 for food producers who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. Specifically, the program is designed to provide assistance to agricultural producers who...

July 1, 2020

Many have probably heard the term “elder law” but what does elder law actually mean? Elder law is a specialized area of law focusing on the needs of senior citizens and the issues affecting the aging population. Elder law covers a wide range of legal matters, including the following:

  • Abuse and neglect

  • Age discrimination

  • Durable powers of attorney

  • Guardianship and conservatorship

  • Health care planning and...