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Gregory S. DuPont

Business Succession Considerations for Small Business Owners

A business succession plan is a comprehensive look at the estate planning picture that can include everything from shareholder buy-sell agreements to management plans, and any other documentation that will help ensure the smooth operation of the business. While traditional estate plans are designed with tax minimization in mind, business succession planning, in addition to such considerations, is aimed at maintaining the future health of the business.

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Gregory S. DuPont

Pros and Cons of Probate

Two main responsibilities of the probate court are to determine the validity of a will and to ensure that it is faithfully executed. Since there are both advantages and disadvantages to the probate process, lets consider some of the points to determine how probate could affect your estate.

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Gregory S. DuPont

Borrowing Responsibly and Managing Debt

Many businesses often require financing for short- and long-term needs. Borrowing responsibly and managing debt effectively can help your company minimize the cost of debt you need to take on.

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Gregory S. DuPont

Is Estate Planning Still Necessary?

While it may be impossible to predict whether, or to what extent, your estate will be subject to taxation at the time of your death, creating and maintaining an estate plan provides essential legal and financial protection for your heirs.

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Gregory S. DuPont

A Glass Slipper for the Stroke of Midnight — Estate Planning Fundamentals

In recent years, “estate planning” has become one of the more popular financial catchphrases; and, rightfully so. Estate planning encompasses the management of assets while alive in order to help ensure the proper disposition of those assets at death. In some situations, it can also include strategies to minimize taxes and maximize asset transfer to heirs.

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Gregory S. DuPont

Summer Job Tax Tips

Whether you’re new to summer work or been at it for years, here are eight tax tips you need to know from the Internal Revenue Service.

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Gregory S. DuPont

LAFF July Issue

A monthly newsletter providing you insight into the law, finance and family matters (with an occasional dose of humor) from your friends and advocates at DuPont Wealth Solutions and the Law Offices of DuPont and Blumenstiel.

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