Is Probate Necessary?

Posted on: 19 January 2017

If you have decided that it's time to do some estate planning, you will likely encounter the phrase "avoiding probate" in your research. While there is much you can do to keep some of your property out of the probate process, it is not very likely that you can avoid it entirely. Read on to learn more about why probate is still necessary, regardless of how adept you are at estate planning.
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The Four Conditions That Clearly Allow A Landlord To Legally Withhold A Security Deposit

Posted on: 8 January 2016

When a tenant gives a landlord a security deposit to rent an apartment or home, he or she does so trusting that the money will be returned upon moving out. However, a landlord can withhold security deposit funds if the tenant fails to meet his or her end of the rental agreement.  The law is very specific in regards to when it's clearly legal for a landlord to refuse to return the security deposit at the time that a tenant moves out.
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Jilted At The Closing Table? Three Things Sellers Need To Know When Buyers Fail To Close

Posted on: 29 December 2015

Most real estate closings are congenial affairs where both buyers and sellers are eager to complete the transaction at the closing table. However, not all closings end happily, especially when one party fails to abide by the real estate purchase contract that was determined to be fully ratified and binding several weeks earlier. For sellers, this type of failure on the part of buyers can be extremely damaging, especially in cases where the buyers simply do not show up at the closing table, even though the sellers have already vacated the home they are selling and proceeded to rent or purchase another.
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Avoid Real Estate Disputes: 3 Steps to Building a Property Fence the Legal Way

Posted on: 16 December 2015

Whether you want a fence around your piece of property to keep unwanted animals and trespassers out, to help indicate your property line or to simply provide more privacy for your entire family, a fence can be extremely beneficial. However, at the same time, a fence can cause a dispute between you and your neighbors. With that being said, you will want to make sure that you build your fence the right way – the legal way – in order to help prevent any potential issues, including legal troubles, later on.
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