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- What Should You Know about Wills
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes catastrophic events like an unexpected passing happen suddenly. Most people do not want to think about such life-altering events, so they choose to ignore them instead.
- What to Do When Your Loved One Dies Without Leaving You Any Instructions
It is very common for people to avoid talking about death. Unwillingness to do so can also be greater in certain age groups, or cultures. When a loved one passes away without having a discussion about final wishes and property distribution, survivors can easily feel overwhelmed. Here is how to cope.
- Fifty Tips for Writing the 21st Century Contract that Stays Out of Court
Welcome to the 21st Century. Where practicing law requires us to don the garb of computers and the Internet. And where litigation is as costly as ever. Lawyer bills running $10,000 a month are not unusual in a hotly contested breach of contract lawsuit. With every word, phrase and sentence carrying the potential for winning or losing, the stakes are high. Simple logic, therefore, directs us to cautious and thoughtful drafting.
- How Do You Amend a Will in New Jersey?
With life expectancy being longer and more people getting divorced circumstances can change from when your first will was created.
- Selling the Family Home after Your Surviving Parent Dies
When the last surviving parent of an adult child passes away, the family home often needs to be sold.
- Role of Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning in Second Marriages
Statistics indicate that many individuals will be in a second, third or subsequent marriage. Getting married the second time around is often a lot more complicated than the first time. Additionally, spouses may see what the worst version is, based on the loss of the other spouse through death or divorce. Therefore, they are often much more likely to protect their legal and financial interests in subsequent numbers.
- Can the Mortgage Holder of the House I Shared with My Spouse Pursue Me for Collection?
Sometimes two people may be living together in one home and the owner of the home may pass away. When the individuals own the property as joint tenants with right of survivorship, the situation is not too complicated because the remaining owner absorbs the other owner’s portion of the property.
- Why Settling the Estate Before Death Is Vital
When someone dies, it is important that there is a legal document that may be enforced to provide for the surviving dependents or others that should be included in inheriting from the estate. Without this, it is possible that someone is left out or cannot be provided for due to the immediate family claiming the entirety or bulk of the assets.
- Passing the Estate to Nonfamily Members: Expert Witness
In some situations, a person may wish to pass his or her property to a business partner, friend, church member or other individual outside of his or her own family. Understanding what heirs are and any statutory right to inherit is important. An expert witness can explain the steps that are legally necessary to effectuate this transaction and whether they were or were not present in a specific situation.
- Prenuptial Agreements and Digital Assets: Why You Need to Plan for Them
Today’s society largely stays in touch over social media and other electronic means. Individuals may share a number of digital assets or may want to keep them separate. Knowing how digital assets will be treated and divided in the event of divorce or death can provide clarity to this issue. Prenuptial agreements can help safeguard digital assets.