Whether or not it's expected or unexpected, the death of a loved one can be difficult to deal with financially, emotionally, and even legally. There is a lot that needs to be taken care of in addition to the burial services. Even if the deceased did not leave a large estate, loved ones may still need help sorting through the property and possessions that were left behind. Here are three things that should be done after the passing of a loved one.
22 November 2017
If your kids are still running around the house in diapers, it's the perfect time to start thinking about what may happen in the future. If something were to happen to you, would all of your financial affairs be settled according to your preferences? It's hard to say if you don't have a will or a trust set up, as the courts may have the final say. To make sure everything goes the way you want it to, you should consider preparing legal documents to specify your wishes.
17 May 2016
Buying or selling a home can be a confusing and stressful process, especially if you have to do it alone or it's your first time. It's recommended that you get professional help so that everything goes as smoothly as possible. It's a good idea to hire a real estate attorney because they're experienced with the home selling and buying process. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you should hire a real estate attorney.
24 August 2015
Is your dream house starting to feel like a nightmare due to the prospective mortgage terms? Are you already locked into a loan and feeling blindsided by contract terms you didn't fully understand or weren't expecting to be so harsh? It's possible you're actually a victim of predatory lending. Compare your lender's behavior with some of these predatory actions and see if they sound all too familiar. Contacting Potential Borrowers First
10 June 2015
When you purchased your home, there's a good chance that you had a professional home inspection done as a means of uncovering potentially costly problems. However, if you've recently encountered a costly home defect that wasn't caught by an inspector, you might be wondering whether or not the burden of the repair should be yours alone. After all, it may be possible that the problem was known to the sellers and that they should be responsible for the repair costs instead.
16 April 2015
If you have recently been appointed the executor of a will, you may be wondering what exactly an executor does. Being appointed to this role is an honor; you must exhibit the highest degree of honesty and fairness in managing the affairs of the deceased. An executor, sometimes called a personal representative, must oversee and comply with the wishes of the deceased. Read on to learn about the primary tasks of an executor:
14 April 2015