Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Attorney Client Relationship

There are many important qualities in maintaining relationships that clients need when hiring a law firm.  Clients are looking for confidence, trust worthiness, respectfulness, active listeners as well as excellent negotiations.  The law firm needs to be a strong advocate for their legal issues.  Attorneys need to keep their clients updated on a regular basis, with strategies and plans of action.  Together the attorney and the client can achieve a resolution to their legal needs.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

When should you do taxes on your own or hire a Tax professional?

Taxes can be stressful, especially if you have a business, investments or IRS issues. Most people want to get through the tax season with little out of pocket or worrying about an IRS audit. The expense of filing taxes can be costly depending on what you own (businesses, Investments, Rental Property etc...). In determining, whether you do your taxes yourself or hire a tax professional here are some things to consider.

When to hire a Tax professional
  • ·         Taxes are complicated
  • ·         Owning your own business
  • ·         Rental property or taxable investments
  • ·         Foreign income
  • ·         Life changes ( Marriage, divorce, retirement, inheritance ,birth ,property sale)
  • ·         New tax Laws
  • ·         Tax Planning

When to do them yourself
  • ·         You understand the Tax laws
  • ·         You don’t have any property or investments
  • ·         Your taxes are straight forward with the usual deductions (normal W2)

Keep in mind, having a tax professional has its Pros. A tax professional can represent you with the IRS and generally insures your returns are prepared correctly.  The next time you want to prepare your own tax return remember there are options that should be considered.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Movie to Watch

If you get tired of the same old action hero or cartoon character movies, why not look into viewing the best courtroom legal drama ever made.  Many best of lists have this film at the top.  It is, To Kill a Mockingbird.  It is an old movie, 1962, and it's filmed in black and white. Gregory Peck portrays a Depression-era lawyer in the South.  The courtroom scenes are very powerful.  He is also a widowed father of two and the bond with his children is wonderful.  Give it a chance and I know you'll agree, it's one of the best.

Who do I choose?

Who do I choose? Things happen that are beyond our capacity. For instance, you receive a letter from the IRS stating they are going to...