Matters Column

A weekly column on matters concerning legal, money, small business, family business and people issues.

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Marriages come and go, but divorce is often forever

January 23, 2015
Last Christmas Eve, I got a voicemail from my son Shamus asking if I knew of a divorce lawyer named Mr. Barnhart. Read More

To make a difference, we must view things differently

January 16, 2015
We often receive an unexpected boost from motivational quotes. Read More

The swinging pendulum: Where is it headed next?

January 2, 2015
There is a delicate balance between ownership and labor, and government and business, and the pendulum that swings between those balances affects your life. Read More

How can family businesses retain key outsiders?

December 26, 2014
The ability to attract and retain talented employees is key to the long-term success of any business. Read More

How do you go about getting a copyright?

December 19, 2014
"FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Read More

Have you formed a personal mission statement?

December 12, 2014
Every organization must have a mission — a vision, a reason for “being.” Read More

New report addresses concerns about large retirement accounts

December 5, 2014
Recent stock market gains have improved the status of our retirement account balances, and more than the account owners have taken notice of the asset value increases. Read More

It’s time to figure out where you are and where you want to be

November 28, 2014
In a month, it will be 2015. The books will be closed on 2014 and the process will begin as your tax liabilities will be determined come April 15. Read More

Tax changes affect family business, but there’s still time to plan

November 21, 2014
For most of us (or perhaps all of us), writing checks to the IRS does not make our Top Ten list of things we look forward to. Read More