Losing a close relative or friend to death is never easy. Stepping back from your household responsibilities and job duties will help you heal from the loss. Whether or not the deceased wrote a will, you need professional legal help to help you handle the assets. As the executor, you need a competent probate attorney to help you navigate the probate process. The legal expert will help you prepare all the legal documents required to make the estate planning process and asset distribution to the heirs smooth and accurate.
19 February 2021
Shouting "citizen's arrest" may good for a few laughs but you really can arrest someone under certain circumstances. If you are not careful, however, the case can end up in a different type of court. Read on and learn the rules so that you can protect yourself and take action when you become a victim of a citizen's over-zealousness. Understanding the Law and Crimes It stands to reason that most people have only casual knowledge about the legal aspects of making an arrest.
22 September 2020
If someone cosigns a loan for you, that person is responsible for paying the loan if you default. The cosigner is someone who has better credit than you and is a reliable source for the lender to consider when they decide to give you the loan. If you file for bankruptcy and you have a cosigned loan, you need to be aware of what will happen. The following are some things you need to know:
17 December 2019
A divorce is an official way to end a marriage. In the eyes of the law, a marriage is a contract that you enter into and can break, both through formal processes. Once you divorce, you have to go through the business of dividing the marital assets. This process is different depending on the state you live in. What can complicate the process is when you have high-net-worth assets. Divorces that involve a lot of assets can take longer to finalize.
11 November 2019
If you are just now going into a custody case, or you know that you are about to, you will want to take some time to think about all of the things that you will want your custody attorney to address for you. This would be either with the other parent, their attorney, or with the judge directly. The more you prepare for your custody case, the more likely it is that you will not walk away from this situation without feeling properly represented and heard by the courts.
22 July 2019
Choosing to adopt can be an amazing way to expand your family while also making a difference in the life of a child. It can be a complex process to go through adoption, so it's in your best interest to use experienced professionals to guide you along the way. Many couples and families choose to hire a family adoption attorney so they have added legal support along the way. This is recommended.
24 May 2019
When a divorce is threatening, the number of important issues can quickly pile up. You and your spouse will need to make some decisions about property and some of those decisions should be accomplished sooner rather than later. During separation, certain items of property should be addressed using temporary orders. These orders can apply to a number of issues, such as child custody, spousal support, and use of the family's vehicles.
21 March 2019
A divorce brings the opportunity to make many important financial decisions and with that comes the chances to make mistakes as well. The following list of financial blunders can all be avoided so read on and take note. Taking Divorce Property at Its Face Value A divorce means a split of marital property and a fair and equitable distribution is the goal of a property settlement agreement. Your property will be valued in an effort to form an accurate number, but some pieces of property cannot be defined by market values.
24 January 2019
If you are getting married in the near future, it can make smart financial sense to enter into a prenuptial agreement. Regardless of what some people may believe, a prenuptial agreement is considered a legally-binding contract that does not end your marriage before it begins. Instead, it is simply a private contract between you and your spouse that essentially acts similar to that of an insurance policy. A prenuptial agreement clearly outlines how you and your spouse would like things to be handled regarding property and other things in the event that your marriage dissolves in the future.
9 December 2018
If you and your spouse will be divorcing and you both feel as though the process will be largely straightforward, your spouse may indicate that he or she isn't going to hire an attorney. If you've already met with a divorce attorney and have discerned that legal representation during this time is important, it's ideal if you can convince your spouse to hire an attorney, too. It's possible that your spouse will be resistant to this idea, but you should do your best to convince him or her that this is a good idea.
22 October 2018