Top 10 New Year’s resolutions from your lawyer:

1) Make sure your estate plan is up-to-date. If you don’t have an estate plan, make a quick call to your lawyer to at least establish the basics. Even an established estate plan… Continue reading

Digital Assets: The New Frontier in Estate Planning

Efficient estate planning means effectively covering all of “the bases.” In the past, this would have included going through the process of creating a health directive, designating power of attorney, the creation of… Continue reading

Arkansas Revocable Trusts

When Do You Need a Revocable Trust? You may have been told that you need to protect your assets by placing them into a “trust”.  While there are many types of trusts, the… Continue reading

Letter to Heirs -Update

Estate Planning is a necessary consideration for all individuals and families, regardless of age or net worth.  A simple, yet often overlooked tool to be used in coordination with an estate plan is… Continue reading

Do you have a valid Will?

This article will detail some of the minimum requirements under Arkansas Law for establishing a valid Last Will and Testament. In Arkansas a will may be “attested” or “holographic”.  The more common form… Continue reading

Facts about Arkansas Security Deposits

If you are a landlord in Arkansas, you may be required to follow certain procedures when handling the security deposits of your tenants. First, you may not require a security deposit totaling more… Continue reading

Defining the Independent Contractor Role in Arkansas

One issue affecting many small business owners in Arkansas is the proper classification of employees versus independent contractors.  My Law Partner, Melanie McClure, has posted an informative article on her Blog, AREmploymentLaw.com, which… Continue reading

Attorneys’ Fees and Costs Associated with Probate

When discussing benefits of a Revocable Trust, one subject often covered is the potential to avoid Attorneys’ Fees and Costs associated with Probate.  Simply put, if a person dies without a Trust or… Continue reading

Liens Associated with Home Construction or Repair: What happens if the Builder or Contractor does not pay the Sub-Contractors?

Unfortunately, many Arkansans building new homes in the past several years have experienced problems with their builder or with a general contractor.  If you are considering building a home, making home improvements; or, if… Continue reading

Letter of Instruction to Your Heirs

When counseling parties who are drafting their Will and/or Trust, I often advise that they should consider writing a letter to their heirs, meant to be read after death, advising of specific issues… Continue reading