8 June 2017
Making plans for a time when you will no longer be around is, of course, not always fun and can be slightly depressing. However, it is necessary. This is because, too many times, family members will claim that they had a close relationship with you in order to gain some of the assets left behind. This usually leads to drama within families and it usually doesn't end up going how the deceased person would have wished.
6 June 2017
You have likely heard all about how one should try to avoid probate at all costs when making plans for your estate. You should understand, however, that it is extremely unlikely that you can avoid it altogether. Instead, the main goal of a probate-avoiding estate plan should be to have as little property as possible be included in the probate bucket. To learn about a will alternative that can keep nearly all of your property away from the probate courts, read on.
5 June 2017
Not all military-related injuries are compensated properly. Many conditions go unnoticed until after leaving the military, or they may develop from smaller problems that didn't become major issues until after military service. In a few cases, your legitimate and obvious condition may not have been acted upon due to rushed processing as you left the military. To figure out if your condition is related to the military and is therefore eligible for compensation, take a look at a few Veterans Affairs (VA) disability policy points and scenarios.
30 May 2017
Building a business up from the bottom is a process that can take a long time to accomplish. Once you have built a large customer base and good reputation, it can keep your business going for many years to come. However, everything that you have worked hard for can go down the drain if someone starts a false rumor that changes the way people feel about doing business with you. If you are in the current situation and your business is quickly failing, consider filing a defamation of character lawsuit.
24 May 2017
If you've arrived at the point where you know that you're not going to be able to work and still need to support yourself, Social Security Disability can seem like a godsend. It provides you with the money necessary to allow you to cover the expenses that are a part of life. However, getting approved for disability is not always so cut-and-dried, especially considering that approximately 70 percent of applicants are denied the first time they file.
19 May 2017
The big decision to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy is not the right one for everyone, but there are almost no legal moves available that can so quickly and efficiently eliminate debt. A chapter 7 bankruptcy filing allows you to make a fresh financial beginning; putting to use what you have learned from past mistakes and re-building your credit and financial security. Read on to learn more about what bankruptcy could do for you.
13 May 2017
When a loved one passes on, it can be a very stressful and sad time. You may be the one that is responsible for taking care of everything, and it can truly be a huge job. There are lawyers that have been through a great deal of school to help you when this time comes. There are many different aspects that a probate lawyer will be able to help you with.
13 May 2017
Divorcing when you have children can be a highly stressful and emotionally charged experience. In these situations, it is common for child support payments to be required of the parent that does not have full custody. When you find yourself facing these payments, you will want to have a strong understanding about the legalities and liabilities that they will involve so that you can be prepared to fulfill your obligations while protecting your rights.
10 May 2017
Are you considering building your own home on a piece of land but don't want a cookie-cutter neighborhood of identical homes in a new subdivision? Instead, you might want the freedom to choose your own unique parcel of land and build a custom home on it. This way, you get a small feel for the early pioneering days of finding land at the frontier and staking a claim by starting construction.
8 May 2017
A living trust is an important document for many. These documents ensure that your assets are protected and dispersed as you desire. When you set up your living trust, you probably think it is set in stone. However, that is not always the case. Life changes, as do circumstances. When changes occur, you'll need to update your trust. So when exactly should you update your trust? Here are four situations that require it: