Title Defects: What is It and How to Settle Them?

As a new homeowner, you may think that the transaction ends once they’ve signed all the documents. As great as it would be if that were true, it is unfortunately not. There are some things that can actually threaten your titleholder rights called title defects. Read More

What Are Quitclaim Deeds?

Deeds are legal documents needed for transferring ownership of any property from one person to another. But there are other, less commonly known types of deeds which can do the job in a far quicker manner. Read More

How to Find a Reliable Probate Lawyer

When you or someone you know is dealing with probate-related legal issues, it can be a difficult and confusing process. Knowing how to find a reliable probate lawyer is essential for navigating the court system and ensuring that your rights are protected. While finding the right lawyer can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how to choose a probate lawyer who will be able to help you get Read More

Can Someone Steal My Property with A Fake Deed?

Nowadays, there is no shortage of crooks out there trying to steal money through fraud and deception. We hear about it all the time, but does it extend to property? Can someone steal your property with a fake deed? Read More

New Year’s Resolution: Update Your Estate Plan!

Have you reflected on all your new beginnings? We’ve covered some of the more common reasons to update your estate plan, but a lot can happen in a year. Have you made the time to take stock of all your new beginnings (or endings)? Over time, it’s difficult to keep track of all the changes that can happen in your life and you may not know how those changes have an immediate effect on your established estate plan. Here Read More

Why You Should Take Your Fiduciary Duty Seriously

Fiduciary duty is the legal obligation to act in the interest of another. A person who has a fiduciary duty is called a fiduciary, and hired as a trustee by an individual or a company. The law prohibits the trustee from acting in any way detrimental to the interests of the client, who is entitled to the best efforts of the trustee, while the trustee must exercise all due care and diligence when acting on behalf of Read More

Proof of Kinship: How Can You Prove it in the Absence of a Will?

Proof of kinship is a recurring problem faced by potential heirs, which requires them to prove their kinship in the absence of a will by the deceased. It means they must prove their blood or family relationship with the deceased person to be entitled to their inheritance. Read More

Spousal Disinheritance: Yay or Nay?

In succession law, disinheritance is the act by which the testator deprives the legitimate heir of the portion of the hereditary wealth that the law reserved for the said heir. It is not uncommon for individuals with high net worth to consider disinheriting their spouse for different reasons, but whether they can do it or not is the question. Read More

Can You Benefit from a Special Needs Trust?

  A special needs trust is a type of legal agreement you can make to provide additional financial support to a loved one with a disability or a chronic illness without jeopardizing the benefits they receive from public assistance programs, such as Social Security and Medicaid. It is designed to maximize the resources available to the disabled to improve their quality of life. Read More

Looking to Set Up a Family Trust? Know Your Options First

  A family is never exempt from entering into a lawsuit or making bad business decisions that may put their assets at risk. A family trust is an efficient legal tool for protecting your inheritance that you have managed to treasure with years of effort. Read More