Yes, usually, but it depends on how the deed reads. Usually, if the house was bought during the marriage, the deed will give the married couple a "tenancy by the entirety." If they bought the house before they got married, the deed will usually give them a "joint tenancy." In...Read more »
Does a very small church NEED to incorporate? No. There are many small churches, and some large ones, that operate as unincorporated associations. However, I advise all my nonprofit clients, including churches, to incorporate. Although I can't speak specifically to Alabama law, in my...Read more »
I'm guessing that you are talking about property that was held in joint tenancy with right of survivorship. One of the joint tenants died, and now the property is owned by the surviving joint tenant. If that's the case, the surviving joint tenant can sign a document called an affidavit...Read more »
Either one will work. If you organize the LLC in Pennsylvania, you'll need to obtain a Certificate of Authority to transact business in Indiana from the Indiana Secretary of State. Either way, you'll need a registered agent and registered office in Indiana. There are companies that...Read more »
A living trust can be a good way to leave your business to your children, but it's not the only way. Another very good way to do it is to designate your LLC interest as transfer on death (TOD) property with your children as benefiaries.
Assuming the nieces and nephews are the only survivors (i.e., no spouse, no parents, no children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.), the nieces and nephews will take "by representation" or "per stirpes." In other words, the two siblings, had they survived, would have...Read more »
Indiana Code 23-1-23-1(b) says that the name of a corporation has to be distinguishable from the name of another corporation or other business entity organized in Indiana. So, no, there should not be two Indiana corporations with the same name. In fact, there should not be an Indiana corporation...Read more »
Any Indiana business corporation -- whether it is taxed as an S-corporation or a C-corporation -- is required to keep certain records specified by Indiana Code 23-1-52-1, including, among other things, minutes of all shareholder meetings and meetings of the board of directors. Those records must be...Read more »
At least in Indiana, a gift of the "contents" of a house set forth in a will generally includes only those things that are ordinarily identified with a home, which would probably include pictures, but not documents such as stock certificates, insurance policies, certificates of deposit,...Read more »
It depends on whether the couple owned the property as joint tenants or as tenants in common, which can be determined from the deed. If they owned it as joint tenants, the deceased person's 1/2 interest in the property automatically passed to the surviving member of the couple, and he or she...Read more »
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