Archive for March 2021


What You Should Know About Divorce Before Getting Married

Divorce is rarely discussed by newly engaged couples, although roughly half of all marriages end in divorce. So, while no one wants to think about it before they get married, […]


Tenant Screening Best Practices for Landlords During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many out of work or in search of new jobs. That creates unfamiliar challenges for landlords screening tenants in uncertain times. There are also fair […]


How Does Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit?

For anyone who is considering filing for bankruptcy, there is often one overriding concern: “What will it do to my credit?”  Although bankruptcy can have a major impact on your […]


Does an Eviction Affect Your Credit?

If you have been evicted, finding a new place to live is not your only problem. An eviction could damage, at least indirectly, your credit score. Much of the impact on […]


How Are Multi-Member LLCs and Their Members Taxed?

Limited liability companies, or LLCs, are popular business entities. Many families, friends, and married couples starting a business choose this type of structure for its simplicity and for the liability […]


How Much Can a Landlord Charge for a Security Deposit?

Being a landlord comes with the risk of a tenant not paying you or damaging your property. One of the ways you can reduce this risk is through a security […]


Tax Season 2021: How To Survive an IRS Tax Audit

Being audited by the IRS? Rocket Lawyer has your all-inclusive guide to IRS audit, including causes of an IRS audit and what to do if you’re audited.


Avoid Probate and Collect Your Inheritance with a Small Estate Affidavit

If you recently lost a loved one, the process of trying to settle their estate can be confusing. In many cases, the deceased person’s estate must go through probate court […]


Handling a Cease and Desist Order for Violating COVID-19 Regulations

As a business owner, you know  how difficult it is to keep up with the changing federal, state, and local COVID-19 regulations. If you are not properly following the government’s […]


Important Legal Documents to Prepare for Buying a House

Whether buying your first home or setting your sights on a dream retirement house, it is important to get organized before you dive into the real estate market. There are […]


Is There a Tax Extension Available for Individuals Filing in 2021?

Filing and paying your individual income taxes can be stressful under any circumstances. Changes to employment status, the receipt of COVID-19 stimulus relief payments, and unemployment benefits for the 2020 […]


Are There Tax Extensions Available for Businesses Filing in 2021?

Filing income tax returns and paying taxes is not something most small business owners or sole proprietors enjoy doing, but it is something that every entrepreneur must do. Understanding the […]


6 Tips for Selling Your Car During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique situation for car owners. Many are spending a lot more time at home and are considering selling extra vehicles they don’t use. Meanwhile, […]


What Can Landlords Do If Tenants Can’t Pay Rent During the Pandemic?

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented number of tenants who can’t pay rent. Many tenants have lost part or all of their income due to the pandemic, leading to widespread […]


Severe Winter Storms: How to Prepare, Stay Safe, and File a Claim

A Major Disaster Declaration was approved by President Biden on February 20, 2021 for the entire state of Texas due to a severe winter storm that crippled the state’s energy […]


What’s In the New $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill for You?

Much of the American Rescue Plan promised by Joe Biden following his Presidential victory in 2020 was delivered on March 11, 2021, when the President signed H.R. 1319, the American […]


Prepare to Sell Your House With These Important Legal Documents

Selling your house can be exciting, but hectic. As you ready your home for sale, you also need to plan moving everything you own. You also need to prepare for […]


5 Ways Tutoring Can Help Stave Off COVID Learning Loss

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent many children from welcoming classrooms to unfamiliar virtual learning environments. While teachers worked through this transition to keep up with  student needs, many students have […]


How To Incorporate Your Business in 3 Easy Steps

Small business owners have been spending the last year riding the ups and downs of the pandemic and waiting for what we all hope is a post-pandemic surge of economic […]


SBA Offers New Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

There are 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, comprising 40% of all U.S. businesses and generating an estimated $1.8 trillion annually according to the National Association of Women […]


7 Tips to Avoid a Small Business Tax Audit

Receiving a notice that you are being audited can be very nerve-wracking, especially for a small business. You need to put all of your time and attention into actually running […]


What Are the Tax Advantages of Incorporating for Landlords?

If you currently own one or more rental properties or are thinking about becoming a landlord, you should consider whether it makes sense to formalize your business structure using a […]


Can We Get a Marriage License Online During the Pandemic?

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, a celebration of two people coming together as one. However, while the planning process can […]


What Happens When Your Landlord Declares Bankruptcy?

Even if you dutifully pay your rent each month, it’s still possible that your landlord could be having financial difficulties of their own that lead them into bankruptcy. While it […]