There are no easy cases really. Sure some cases are less complicated legally but there is always an emotional factor. Whether you are going through a divorce which seems simple or going to court for a probate matter in which a loved one died, you should be prepared to feel emotion over these life changing events. Change is hard, especially when you wish that the change had not happened. Even when … [Read more...] about When Emotions are Involved, there are no “Easy Cases”
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We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document. The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if you don’t totally and completely understand the document … [Read more...] about Should I Sign This?
If you have a legal issue that may require you to hire an attorney, you will want to get the most from your initial consultation. Here are some tips to help you do that. When you first contact the law firm, be prepared to briefly state what issue you have. (For example: “I need to file for a child support increase”, or “I am thinking of starting a new business.” By stating what you … [Read more...] about How to Get the Most From Your Initial Consultation with a Lawyer
WARNING! Joining in the refinancing of a home previously owned by your spouse or significant other does not guarantee that you actually “own” part of the house. Signing the Promissory Note DOES mean that you are legally responsible to pay the mortgage on the property. However, it does NOT mean that the property is automatically in your name, or that if your spouse dies you will automatically … [Read more...] about The Risks of Refinancing Your Home With Your Spouse or Partner
Although a final divorce decree is supposed to “split” the property once and for all that is not always the case. There are a variety of reasons why a couple may find themselves dealing with property issues months or years after the final decree has been signed. Here are some of the most common: Retirement assets (401K, private and governmental retirement benefits and … [Read more...] about Dealing With Financial Issues Long After the Divorce is Final?
What if you should have gotten a Premarital Agreement but didn’t do it prior to marriage? Don’t despair, there are specific legal documents which can be drafted and executed that will divide a married couple’s assets and debts into “his” and “hers”. These legal agreements may be called “Postmarital Agreements”, “Postnuptial Agreements”, “Partitioning Agreements”, or … [Read more...] about Separating Your Marital Debts and Assets by an Agreement With Your Spouse
Premarital agreements are also called Prenuptial Agreements, or “Prenups”. Most couples who decide on a premarital agreement do so for one or more of the following reasons; a) there is a disparity in their assets; b) there is a disparity in the amount of debts owed; c) they want to preserve all or a portion of the premarital assets for their already existing children; and/or d) to meet … [Read more...] about Do YOU Need a Premarital Agreement?