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COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, our firm is taking the necessary
precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and
our community. Please note that in order to provide legal services for real
estate transactions, we have implemented the following procedures:

1. Requiring electronic payment for earnest money
2. Text your picture ID ahead of closing […]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Will Make My Medical Decisions When I can’t

An advance directive can ease the stress your family might experience when making medical decisions for you.

Common Statements I Hear About Trusts

Trusts aren't only for wealthy individuals, they are for blended families, families with young children, and people who want to avoid probate.

Should You Add Your Children to Your Bank Account?

Adding your children to your bank account can have costly consequences. Your asset becomes their asset, which means creditors can take advantage of that.

By |February 26th, 2020|Blogs, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Property|0 Comments

Do You Have A Simple Estate?

Many people think they have a simple estate and do not need a will or estate plan. However, below are five common situations that turn a simple estate complicated.

Minor children. Minor children cannot inherit property, including monetary assets, outright, and must be held in trust until the child reaches the age of 18. Multiple […]

By |February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DIY Wills

The value in an estate planning attorney can be a priceless asset with regards to drafting your final wishes in a will. Many people believe that wills are simple and you can create one yourself, or pay for one online for a cheap fee. Although those options may seem economical now, they can have […]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Title Insurance?

Owner’s title insurance protects your ownership rights in your property. Purchasing your home is a huge investment and you should take every precaution to protect it, that includes owner’s title insurance. Owner’s title insurance protects you from past events that are connected to your title. Typically, title issues are caught before you reach […]

By |January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Basics of a Real Estate Closing

A real estate closing is the process of
transferring real property from one owner to a new owner. For first time home
buyers, and even seasoned home buyers, real estate closings can seem like a
mystery. However, we have created a simple guide that briefly explains each
stage of the closing process.

Step 1:
You sign a purchase and […]

Should I Add My Boyfriend or Girlfriend to My House?

There may be unintended consequences when you add your girlfriend or boyfriend to the deed to your house.

By |November 14th, 2019|Blogs, Home, Property, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Real Property|0 Comments