• A Necessary Act: Understanding What Probate Does

    Avoiding probate has become quite the buzzword when it comes to estate planning. There is no doubt about it, probate should be avoided. Probate takes the property of the deceased and sends it through a legal journey that can take months to be complete. It makes the personal affairs of the deceased public, and it keeps beneficiaries from taking ownership of their property for an extended period of time. While there is much you can do to keep a great deal of your property out of probate's grasp, probate is not going anywhere anytime soon.
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  • Three Services Your Probate Attorney Can Provide

    Settling the estate of a loved one can be challenging, particularly if there was a complex will left behind or if the estate involves lots of different assets. Fortunately, a probate attorney can help you to get the estate settled and ensure that everyone gets the inheritance they are entitled to. Here are just some of the many services a probate attorney can provide. Help With Contested WIlls In a perfect world, a loved one leaves a will and everyone abides by the person's final wishes.
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  • 3 Reasons a Landlord Could Be Sued

    If you own rental properties, you may not think that having an experienced attorney is a necessary part of the property rental experience. Unfortunately, landlords open themselves up to potential lawsuits when renting out homes or apartments to tenants. Here are three common reasons why landlords are sued. Being familiar with these types of lawsuits will help you see the importance of working with an attorney throughout the rental process.
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  • The Right Way To Do Price Negotiations In Real Estate

    So, you've found a home you love after months of searching. The only problem is that the price is a little higher than what you'd like to pay. Sometimes, tactful price negotiations can help. Here is a good way to size up the right price for a negotiation and complete it successfully. Know Your Competition Your ability to do price negotiations may be limited by your competition. If 20 other people are eagerly looking at the property, what's to stop the seller from just choosing their higher offer?
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  • Moving Into Commercial Real Estate Investment? 4 Steps To Find The Right Property

    Getting into the investing world of commercial real estate is a great way to build a stable income for the future and grow as a landlord. But, it's also a little different than residential real estate.  So, how can you navigate the process of buying a commercial property? Here are 4 steps to take for any size deal. Learn the Metrics Educate yourself about how commercial real estate investments are calculated and valued before you start shopping.
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  • 3 Important Responsibilities Of An Estate Executor

    Someone that you care about has named you the executor of their estate in their will. Now what do you do? While it's often an attorney or financial advisor who steps in as executor, some people prefer to name a trusted family member or loved one. But if you're the person who finds themselves in this role with no training in probate matters, you may be struggling with what to do first.
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