Legal Fitness Resolution-No Gym Membership Needed

December 31, 2019

With a new year comes new opportunities and new beginnings. This is often why most create a New Year’s Resolution. While all too often many choose health or financial resolutions, there is an even more pressing, yet often neglected area which is that of legal fitness.

 Nearly everyone has a potential legal issue in their lives, but too often, they continue to delay talking to an attorney for any number of reasons. Maybe you’re worried about the costs, maybe you feel your issue is insignificant, or maybe you just think the problem will go away with time. It is important to know that nearly all legal issues have what is known as a statute of limitations, meaning, a limited window through which you must bring your legal claims. If you wait too long, you could be letting your claims expire without even realizing it. Make a resolution this New Year to be proactive in resolving your legal issues because one thing is certain: your issue will rarely resolve itself without you first making it a priority.

With a new decade just hours away, resolve to make legal fitness a priority. Whether you have always wanted to own your own business, need financial freedom, or are looking for peace of mind that your loved ones will be cared for after your death, the attorneys at O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan, Cassidy, Beck, PLLC can provide you with sound legal advice.

1.     Be Your Own Boss in 2020

Have you ever dreamed of working for yourself, but don’t know where to start? Our business attorneys can help. We can advise you as to the business structure that will fit your needs and protect your interests. Whether you are needing the basics of business formation or advice handling more complex business arrangements, our attorneys are here to help make 2020 the year your business dreams become reality.

2.     Stop Collection Calls and Gain Financial Freedom

Are you facing a foreclosure, a garnishment, or a repossession? Creditors can often make you feel powerless and debt can often become unbearable. You have options. Depending on your financial situation, you may find filing bankruptcy to be a fresh start to the new year. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy can discharge qualifying debt, while a Chapter 13 can help you save your home. Both chapters of bankruptcy will stop collection calls and garnishments. Resolve to get a handle on your financial situation by meeting with one of our bankruptcy attorneys.

3.     Peace of Mind and Your Final Wishes

Resolve to give yourself and your family peace of mind this New Year by taking your estate planning seriously. No matter your age, health, or economic status, everyone needs legal documents in place to provide for their final wishes. Without such documents, your decisions are not your own. Instead, laws decided by the legislature will govern the handling of your estate, and these may not align with your final wishes. This is why it is vital to meet with an attorney.

If you already have a will, take some time to review it and ensure your directives are still applicable. It is recommended to update your will if any major life changes occur. We also recommend that you have a Living Will and a Power of Attorney. The attorneys at OTSC can assist you in preparing these documents and drafting or updating your Last Will and Testament.  

Let O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan, Cassidy, Beck, PLLC help you achieve the goal of legal fitness. This New Year’s Eve choose a realistic and attainable resolution that will benefit both you and your family this 2020. Resolve to take the first steps and schedule a consultation with OTSC in the New Year.

Authored By: Jessica N. Wimsatt and Sheree E. Weichold