Who Needs a Legal Guardian?

Normally, the parents are the legal guardians that make decisions for children. While adults have the legal right to make their own decisions, guardianship means getting the legal authority to make decisions for someone else. Often, family law attorneys have to be involved in guardianship cases. Read on to learn about who needs a legal guardian. A Minor with Deceased Parents   A minor whose parents have died Read More

5 Legal Disclosures Sellers Must Make While Selling a Home

A disclosure document is very important for both sellers and buyers. Sellers are expected to disclose information in a written document. These legal disclosures are different in each state. It is better to consult an estate lawyer for better estate planning. Read on to know about 5 legal disclosures sellers need to make while selling you a house. 1- Neighborhood Nuisance Nuisance is mostly caused by noise or Read More

Avoid These 4 Common Real Estate Frauds When Buying a Property

Whether you have to sell or buy a property or refinance a mortgage on a house, the most important thing is to avoid any possible scams. Buying your property is exciting but also stressful; thorough estate planning needs to be done to avoid any fraud. Read on to learn about 4 common real estate frauds while buying a property. Home Title Theft Also called deed theft, house stealing or deed fraud, this kind of Read More

The Top 4 Ways to Avoid the Probate Process

It is natural for parents or guardians to want to pass on something to their heirs or other loved ones. Parents work hard and save to make life easier for their children. The last thing they want is to give a huge portion of their estate to the government through probate fees. Neither do they want their loved ones to wait for months or years to receive that money. The appropriate time to think about the probate Read More

Protecting the Home From Medicaid Estate Recovery

Homeownership has historically made up the largest share of assets in almost every age bracket and served as a significant divide in net worth. In 2019, the median net worth of homeowners was $255,000, while the median net worth of renters was just $6,300 - over 40 times smaller. Homeownership is a primary indicator of the ability to transfer wealth into other valuable assets, such as stocks and retirement accounts, Read More

3 Common Problems to Expect during Probate

It's commonly known that the probate law process is complicated for most people. Besides costing a lot, the probate process also takes a long time. The court has to assign an executor; the executor has to follow any legal document to distribute the property among the beneficiaries, and so on! Many legal problems can arise during the probate process. Scroll down and read to find out more. Conflict Between Family Read More

4 Common Deed Types

In real estate and estate planning, a deed is a legal document that people use to transfer the ownership of a property. However, it's not that simple. A deed can be of different types, depending on the legal purpose of the ownership transfer, the property's history, the existence of a property claim, and more. Here are some common deed types you should know. Quitclaim Deed The most common deed type is the Read More

What Happens to Real Property in Probate?

  Often, our real property is what we’re worried about the most when it comes to estate planning - the family home, the land it’s on, as well as anything else tied to the land we own. For most families, a home is their most valuable asset. Any estate plan should be heavily focused on transferring this asset as safely and securely as possible to the designated benefactors. In reality, houses and other real Read More

4 Common Will Writing FAQs

A will is a legal document that allows you to distribute your inheritance among the beneficiaries you choose. A will determines who would benefit from your assets and money once you're no longer here. Therefore, probate attorneys suggest using clear words and statements in your will to ensure that the court approves of it and no one can contest it. However, writing a will can be complicated, but you need not fret. Read More

Notarizing a Will—The Ultimate Guide

It’s commonly known that making a will allows you to be prepared for any unfortunate emergencies. However, making a will doesn’t mean asking your estate law attorney to prepare a draft; you need to take other steps to prove your will in the probate court. One of the best ways to do that is by notarizing your will. Here’s why notarizing a will is crucial and how you can do it. Importance of Notarizing a Will The Read More