Let's face it: for most people, getting and staying organized is hard. Organizing someone else's finances is not easy either. So, let's say that the time has come for you to step in and help your elderly friend or relative with their finances. If you are lucky, they asked for help at a time when they can guide you in figuring out where they left off and where you come in. If not, it is … [Read more...] about How to Help your Elderly Loved One Organize their Personal Business Affairs
When a loved one passes away, cleaning out the house can feel like an impossible task. Not only is it difficult to know what needs to be done in a practical sense but it is emotionally devastating. Keeping organized is key. There are legal, practical and humanitarian considerations. First of all, make sure that any pets are fed, watered and taken care of right away. This is primary. Secondly, … [Read more...] about How to Clean out and Care for a Home After Someone Passes
We get this question a lot: "Now that I am divorced how do I get my ex-spouse's name off of the mortgage? The answer is: You may not be able to. Here's why. The mortgage agreement was made between the mortgage company on one side, and you and your spouse on the other side. Once the mortgage was signed and processed, the mortgage company had two people held responsible for paying that … [Read more...] about How Do I Get my Ex-Spouse’s Name off of the Mortgage?