Victims of Domestic Violence Should Know Legal Remedies

Domestic violence is any assault or threat of harm against a family or household member. Domestic violence includes physical, emotional, financial, and/or sexual abuse. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you should: Contact the police immediately; Obtain medical treatment if necessary; Seek a shelter or safe place to stay; Speak to a victim

Debt Problems? There are ways out.

A big misconception about bankruptcy is that it is the result of poor money management or that it is somehow the fault of the debtor.   Although there are cases in which poor money management and overspending lead to bankruptcy, the majority of bankruptcy cases are caused by unforeseen circumstances such as job loss, divorce, or

Your Will Isn’t Written in Stone!

After you have spent the time preparing your estate, your life is not going to stand still.  You could have children, get married or divorced, buy property, or have a host of other things happen that could affect your estate.  If your estate plan does not account for such events, your estate may not be

Controlling Legal Affairs as You Age

Few of us are comfortable talking about illness, disability, or death. However, these issues won’t go away just because we refuse to confront them. In many cases, the failure to plan for your own illness or disability will only compound the problem. In order to help you understand how addressing such issues head-on can help

Can a Contractor Take Your Home?

When hiring a contractor to work on that dream addition to your home, chances are good you will (and should) sign a contract. A good contract will ensure that your rights are protected – that the contractor will show up and do the work you want within the time frame you request. But you should

19 Reasons to Do Your Estate Planning NOW!

THE BENEFITS OF A REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST Simple to set up. Gives you 100 percent control. Allows you to make changes any time you wish. Avoids the high cost of probate. Saves from 6 to 60 percent of estate loss. Drastically decreases attorney estate settlement fees. Keeps your family in control upon your death. Greatly

Home Accident Liability

As spring and summer approach, one thing that many people get excited about is the thought of hosting that first big barbeque of the season. Friends and family are over, the weather is perfect and the burgers are even better. After an afternoon of fun and relaxation, as your guests are preparing to leave, one

Can I Save my Home from Foreclosure?

A beautiful home – complete with loving family and wonderful memories – is part of the American Dream. But just because you manage to attain the home of your dreams doesn’t mean it will be smooth sailing from there on. Your dream home may come at a high price, meaning big mortgage payments, which, in

Estate and Financial Planning as a Family Conversation

As our children are growing, whether we realize it or not, we are constantly shaping their views on money. From treating them to an extra dip of ice cream, to weekly allowances, to paying for college – you have said something to your child about your family finances. But many of us have adult children

3 Legal Documents Every Graduating Senior Needs

Before your son or daughter packs up for summer vacation or even their first semester of college, I want you to think about what it means having a child who is an “adult” in the eyes of the law. From a legal standpoint, you will now need written permission to make important medical or financial