Not Sure How To Split Your Assets? An Estate-Planning Attorney Can Help


If you have acquired numerous assets that are registered under your name and you don't know how to split your assets, then you should carefully consider hiring an experienced estate attorney to assist you in the process. While some people tend to go through the entire process even when they are unsure, hiring an estate-planning attorney can help you to protect your interests as well as financial and legal standing. Therefore, it is advisable to hire an estate-planning attorney to avoid any financial related issues or legal mishaps.

23 October 2018

Paying Taxes after You're Dead? Why You Need a Probate Lawyer


Many people are shocked and surprised to learn that they will have a final tax return that needs to be filed after they are already dead. Additionally, if you die within a month or two of the new year, and you have not filed your taxes yet for the previous year, your beneficiaries will have to file two years' worth of tax returns—next year's as well as the current year's. You can prevent leaving that untimely and shocking burden with your heirs by involving a probate lawyer.

14 November 2016

How To Handle A Property Dispute


If you own a home and you're encountering issues with a neighbor encroaching on your property, things can get heated. It's important to understand how a property dispute works, where you stand legally, and what you can do to rectify the situation. Here is some helpful information you need to know if you're in the middle of a dispute regarding your property or boundary lines surrounding it. Understand Your Lines

23 February 2016

Four Things To Check Before You Rent Out Your Spare Bedroom


If you have a spare room in your home and are thinking of renting it out as a way to earn some extra cash, don't jump the gun too quickly. There are some matters you will want to check on first to ensure that what you are doing is legal in your jurisdiction and that you aren't setting yourself up for problems down the road. Is the bedroom in the basement or an attic?

19 November 2015

Do You Need A Real Estate Lawyer?


Buying a piece of real estate seems, at least on the surface, pretty simple. You find a property you like, pay for it, and then it's yours, right? Unfortunately, things aren't quite that simple. Buying real estate and getting all the rights to which you are entitled can be tricky, especially with all the real estate scams going on. While there are some real estate transactions that are fairly simple and straightforward, it's always best to consult with a real estate lawyer for advice and guidance throughout the buying process.

11 November 2015

Selling A Home With A Lien: What You Need To Know


If you have a lien on your home, whether for taxes or any other reason, then this can complicate things when you eventually decide to sell your property. For starters, you may not be legally able to close on a home sale if you have a lien on your property. Even if your state does allow this, the existence of a lien could turn some buyers off. If you're even thinking about selling a home with a lien on it, there are some things you need to know before you proceed.

30 October 2015