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Pros and Cons of Owning a Timeshare

Owning a timeshare can be a great way to own a vacation property at an affordable price. Even so, changes in life circumstances and vacation preferences over time can result in timeshare issues that need to be addressed. Because the term “timeshare” refers to many different legal arrangements, it is important to become knowledgeable about timeshare laws. For example, some forms of timeshares provide a right to access the same …Read More

What You Need to Know About Purchasing Delinquent Taxpayer Property

There are many routes to achieve home ownership. One way is by purchasing a home that has a tax delinquent status. This option typically allows a prospective homeowner to purchase a home for a lesser price than if it was traditionally listed for sale. The process for buying a tax delinquent home is unlike that of buying a home with a mortgage.  This is because these properties are purchased at …Read More

Is Mediation the Right Way to Settle My Dispute?

Litigation can be quite costly. Even if you are in the right, the cost of bringing a case to trial can cost more than what you may recover. The discovery process can be invasive of each party’s personal lives and once on record with the Court, personal details are a public record. One way to circumvent these issues is mediation. Mediation is a method of conflict resolution between parties using …Read More

7 Common Mistakes Made During the Probate Process

It’s hard enough to lose a loved one without adding the stress of probating a will. To probate a will means to establish its validity. Below are 7 common mistakes made during the probate process to help guide the bereaved in the right direction. 1) Procrastination It’s understood, the bereaved need time to grieve. However, starting the process and contacting a probate attorney within a few months makes sense because …Read More

Probate: What It Means and When You Will Need It

No one likes to think about the passage of time and the inevitability of death. Unfortunately, at some point we will all have to deal with the passing of a loved one. When that happens, the suffering that one feels is often exacerbated by the legal issues that come with dividing assets. Terms like “heirs,” “devisees” and “joint tenancy with right of survivorship” can make any person with a lack …Read More

7 Reasons to Use Owners’ Title Insurance

When homeowners purchase property without the expertise of a real estate attorney, they can encounter issues within the title that can affect their ownership rights. Title insurance takes care of all undiscovered issues that can arise in the chain of title. When purchasing a home, it is always a smart idea to utilize the owner’s title insurance. “Why,”, one might ask? Here are 7 reasons you should purchase Owners’ title …Read More

What is a Title Opinion and Why Do I Need One?

A title opinion is a written report from an attorney explaining the state of ownership of a certain piece of property based upon the attorney’s review of the property records in the county where the property is located, also known as a title search. The title opinion states any defects in the title to the property as well as any easements or other issues that burden the property and could …Read More

The Importance of an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After a car, tractor-trailer, motorcycle accident, or other personal injury, the innocent victim typically ponders the question,“What’s next and what repercussions will develop from this incident?” As this question rushes through their head, their stress level begins to rise with the prediction of upcoming medical bills, complex paperwork, deadlines, and negotiations with insurance companies. To most people, this situation can be extremely daunting. We’re here to provide guidance and comfort …Read More

Why Should a Young Family Have a Will?

According to a 2016 Gallup Poll, about 68% of adults older than 65 have a will, while only 14% of 18 to 29 year-olds have established a will. No one is ever too young or too busy to establish a will. We understand that the busy life of a young family revolves around immediate plans and milestones. We also understand that the newest generation of employees are focused on “building …Read More

3 Creative Ways to Owner Finance Your Home

The recession of 2008 left many potential sellers and buyers of real estate without access to credit and financing. When faced with no access to traditional lender financing, like a bank or mortgage company, buyers and sellers came up with creative alternatives.  While the major credit crunch appears to be behind us, buyers and sellers should not forget the creative financing lessons learned in the recession. Here are three methods …Read More