Monthly Archives: August 2017

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When is an employee handbook not an employee handbook?

An employee handbook is just an employee handbook…or so you may think. But, what happens when it doesn’t have an appropriate “disclaimer?” An employee handbook can actually be considered an employment contract! If you think about it, an employee handbook has all the elements of a contract—it’s written, it’s specific, it “promises” certain things will… Read more »

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August is National Make-A-Will Month

It’s almost September which means you only have a couple more days to celebrate National Make-A-Will Month. (Yes, seriously. This is a thing.) How does one celebrate such an obscure month? By creating an estate plan! A will is just one of multiple documents in a strong, individualized estate plan. However, it is one of… Read more »

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Legal Word of the Day: Lapse (and Anti-Lapse)

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes A will may provide for disposition of the testator’s assets at the time the will is executed, but of course it may be many years—many decades, even—between the will’s execution and the testator’s death. What if between the execution of the will and the testator’s death, there are changes in circumstances (such as the… Read more »