When’s the Best Time to Get an Estate Plan?

One of the frequent questions I get is - “when is the best time to get an estate plan?” How do I answer this question - that depends. Most often the answer I give is what you’ll read below: When all is well with you - that’s the best (ideal) time to get your estate … Continue reading When’s the Best Time to Get an Estate Plan?

A Few Quick Thoughts About Being a Business Owner

As a business owner, many things are on my plate, and I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at how things got started and share some insight for those seeking to become business owners: First, the idea of starting a business is exciting to many. Second, creating a new … Continue reading A Few Quick Thoughts About Being a Business Owner

Reality Check, You Have an Estate Like it or Not

   Here's something to think about. Few people realize that regardless of assets - we all have an estate.  What the digits look like on your bank statement do not matter when it comes to having an estate.  If you have no children or a lot of children, you have an estate.  Being a Millennial … Continue reading Reality Check, You Have an Estate Like it or Not

Happy Mother’s Day From a Grateful Daughter and Auntie

(Photo & video: Models)                                                           Happy Mother’s Day! If you have been fortunate enough to be a mother or care for a young person in a motherly way - … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day From a Grateful Daughter and Auntie

Three Reasons Why The Business of Medical Cannabis is Green in Maryland 

     The new medical cannabis industry is moving along in Maryland. The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has awarded pre-approvals for dispensaries, processors and growers. However, the selection of the processors and growers has been fraught with controversy, and several lawsuits have been filed in response to the way the selections were … Continue reading Three Reasons Why The Business of Medical Cannabis is Green in Maryland 

Seven Pitfalls Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Starting a Business

Let’s face it – you are brave, excited and eager to get started on your journey as a business owner. You have heard what the naysayers proclaim will happen when you take the plunge to open your new boutique, salon or create your ingenious product. Aside from all of the discouragement, fear and cautionary tales … Continue reading Seven Pitfalls Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Starting a Business

What Ideas Should an Estate Planning Attorney Blog About?

Is there a topic that you want to learn more about? During a recent discussion about "Blogging for Lawyers,” I had an aha moment. Here it is: Ask followers, connections, network members and others what topics are of interest to them. Seeking input from readers is not a new idea, but it has never been done on this … Continue reading What Ideas Should an Estate Planning Attorney Blog About?

Change Happens: Why you Should Update Your Estate Plan

A question that I am asked on a regular basis is, “How Often Should I Update my Estate Plan?” The question is not as clear-cut as you may think. Here is some information to keep in mind: Life: Weddings, births, new job, divorce, family dynamics, retirement, business ownership, new assets, illness, and death. Change Happens. … Continue reading Change Happens: Why you Should Update Your Estate Plan

Happy New Year!

The Law Office of Aquanetta J. Betts wishes you and your family a very Happy New Year - full of: Good Health Peace Happiness Prosperity Much Success  Happy New Year! 2016 - Aquanetta J. Betts, Esquire is an attorney licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Visit www.abettslaw.com for more information and sign up for the … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Entrepreneurs, Startups and Business Owners: 3 Things to Know About the American Dream

If you were to take a random poll of people within the United States - asking them to define the American Dream, you are bound to get a wide assortment of responses. Here are a few that come to mind: Freedom Independence Business Ownership Of the responses, the one that many individuals seize on - … Continue reading Entrepreneurs, Startups and Business Owners: 3 Things to Know About the American Dream