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Understanding the Difference Between Wills and Trusts

Although it’s a subject most people tend to avoid, establishing a plan for your belongings and finances in the event of your death is an important conversation to have. When planning an estate, trusts and wills are the two most common documents involved. Determining the difference between the two and deciding which option suits your… View Article

3 Reasons to Hire a Debt Settlement Attorney

If you are behind on some of your payments or have debt you cannot pay off, you are not alone. Millions of Americans struggle with debt each day, yet don’t realize there are resources they can use to help alleviate their stress and their debt. Debt settlement attorneys work for you by negotiating with creditors… View Article

What Can I Do with My House in a Divorce?

Pending a pre-nuptial agreement, all of your assets are on the table during a divorce. That means your vehicles, furniture, pets, and savings will be legally divided between both parties in a court of law. Of all the property that will be split, the most difficult to divide (aside from your children) will be the… View Article

The Benefits of Having an Attorney When Filing for Bankruptcy

Those who are struggling with debt and facing foreclosure can declare bankruptcy in order to consolidate their debt, reestablish their credit, and avoid financial ruin. While you are allowed to represent yourself when filing for bankruptcy relief, doing so is not advisable. Here are some of the benefits of having an attorney when filing for… View Article

Do You Need to Hire a Probate Attorney?

If you are the executor, trustee, or personal representative of an estate charged with paying debts and distributing an individual’s assets to loved ones and beneficiaries, there are many steps that you must follow in order to ensure a fair and timely transfer of wealth. While hiring a probate attorney is not always necessary, probate… View Article

Protecting Children During Divorce

When divorce is on the table for discussion, one of the first issues that should be addressed is the well-being of any children involved. Divorce has proven to potentially cause issues for children as they grow, often manifesting itself in problems with peer-relation, self-esteem, poorer academic performance, aggressive behavior, health issues, and even depression. Though… View Article

Get Back on Your Feet After Bankruptcy

If you’ve just filed for bankruptcy, you likely feel a sense of relief as your past debts are discharged and you’re starting fresh. There’s one issue though – you now have a flag on your credit report. What can you do to help correct the negative impact that Chapter 7 bankruptcy has had on your… View Article

Tips for Choosing the Right Estate Planner

When it comes to planning an estate, your choice of attorney is critical. Your attorney should have an intimate knowledge of all applicable laws and should be able to draft any necessary documents while clearly explaining the complex legal and tax issues along the way. Here are a few tips to get you started in… View Article

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death?

Defined in the legal world as the death of an individual due to a reckless or negligent act of another person or entity, wrongful death is a claim often made by immediate family to secure compensation for emotional and financial damages. What does the law define as wrongful death? The law looks at four elements… View Article

Considerations Surrounding Special Needs Dependents

For parents with special needs dependents, whether they be minors or adults, caring for them is naturally a top priority. One of the biggest concerns regarding special needs dependents is determining who will care for them once their parents are unable to do so themselves, as they often require constant personal care or financial assistance…. View Article