Year: 2022

Important Differences Between Wills and Trusts

Important Differences Between Wills and Trusts

Sometimes people use these two terms interchangeably, when they are both distinct entities with their own characteristics. While a trusted estate planning attorney can help you understand the differences and help you create both, we’d like to go over the differences...

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Is Your Business Divorce Proof?

Is Your Business Divorce Proof?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022. The divorce rate is higher for business owners than in the general population. In fact, studies show that divorce among entrepreneurs ranges...

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Understanding How to Use a Power of Attorney

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. From incapacity to frequent travelers to old age, there are many reasons why one would need to set up a power of attorney (POA). With this...

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Legal Liabilities for Virtual Real Estate Showings

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. With the pandemic hitting the pause button on many in-person showings, tours and open houses, more and more home sellers and real estate...

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Issues With a “Gray Divorce”

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Divorce rates among people 50 and older are booming. This so-called “gray divorce” phenomenon (referring to people over 50 facing divorce as opposed to...

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Spousal Inheritance of Real Estate

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Monday, November 8, 2022. If you are married but don’t have a will, you may wonder: Does my spouse automatically inherit all my real estate in the event I die? You may assume this to be...

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When Litigation is Better Than Mediation

When Litigation is Better Than Mediation

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Monday, October 31, 2022. Any lawyer worth his or her salt will usually encourage their client to attempt mediation before resorting to litigation. But sometimes circumstances arise where...

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Who and What Should be Included in Your Will?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Whether you don’t have a will yet and want one, or you already have a will but need to amend it, it’s wise to get in touch with your trusted estate planning...

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What is a Financial Power of Attorney?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. You may already know that a power of attorney is a legal document specifying a person you trust to make specific decisions on your behalf if and when you are...

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Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on THursday, September 29, 2022. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, whether a slip and fall on a business property or a dog bite from the neighbor’s pet, your first...

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Are You Eligible for a Family-Based Green Card?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, September 22, 2022. If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to obtain a family-based green card. A green card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card, is used to...

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Why You Need to Update Your Estate Plan After COVID

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Monday, September 12, 2022. Having an estate plan in place is important at any time, but especially right after a global pandemic. That’s because health crises like the one we just had...

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Does Your Website Need a Privacy Statement?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, September 1, 2022. Whether you are a brand new business or you are creating a new website for an existing company, it’s wise to incorporate a privacy statement. Also known as a...

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Plan Ahead to Avoid Probate

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022. No one wants to think about their own death, much less plan for it. But being prepared now with the proper documents in place can save your heirs a lot of time,...

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6 Good Reasons For a Business Owner to Call a Lawyer

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. If you own a business, you know how demanding, stressful and, yes, rewarding it can be. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned business owner,...

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What is an E-Visa and Who Can Get One?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022. The E-Visa process is a complicated and time consuming process, which is why you should have a lawyer behind you who is skilled in immigration law. E- visas are a...

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Should You Register Your Yacht in the U.S.?

Should You Register Your Yacht in the U.S.?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. If you are considering buying a yacht, your next decision is where to register it. Choosing the right country is important, as your choice brings with it...

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Understanding the Path to U.S. Citizenship

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2022. Naturalization is the process one must go through whereby an immigrant to the United States becomes a U.S. citizen. Not every immigrant is eligible, which is why...

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Is Your Business Complying With Data Privacy Laws?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Data privacy is a big thing for businesses today. How do you know your small business is compliant? Compliance with data privacy laws help both you and your...

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Civil Liability From Wake Damage

Civil Liability From Wake Damage

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2022. If you own a boat, whether you use it on a lake, river or ocean, you know vessels in motion can cause a significant wake that can impact people, structures, and...

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Three Common Reasons For Real Estate Litigation

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. No one wants to get caught up in real estate litigation. It can be time consuming and expensive, but in the event you find yourself involved in any of these...

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The Jones Act: An Overview

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, March 23 , 2022. By Peter Regan, Esq.Sayer, Regan & Thayer, LLP Rewind to about a century ago, when then-President Woodrow Wilson enacted the Jones Act, a law designed to...

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What is the Medicaid Lookback Period?

What is the Medicaid Lookback Period?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, March 17 , 2022. By Melissa Green, Esq. Sayer, Regan & Thayer, LLP Medicaid offers health coverage to millions of Americans (currently, about 76 million people), including...

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Why You Should Set Up an LLC When Purchasing a Yacht

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, February 16 , 2022. While owning a yacht may be something you have always wanted to do, it’s important to be smart about how you go about it. In many cases, it’s wise to set up...

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Issues Surrounding Marriage-Based Immigration

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, January 27 , 2022. By Christopher J. McNally Esq. Immigration through marriage is a complex endeavor, one with complicated legal requirements, and regulations. Having an...

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Pandemic Not Reason Enough for H-2B Hiring

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, January 6 , 2022. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has ruled that the labor shortage crisis resulting from the extended COVID-19 pandemic is not a “one-time occurrence” that...

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