Why Specificity Means A Lot In Estate Planning

When an estate planning attorney has a client sign documents, they always strive to be as specific as possible in the terms of the estate. It's hard to overstate just how important specificity is to the estate planning process. Let's look at several reasons why this matters so much. The Possibility of Probate Although probate gets an unfair rap sometimes, having an estate end up in probate is generally not the goal.

2 Ways To Get An Attorney To Help You

When you have been arrested, you need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to protect your interests. There isn't going to be anyone else involved in the outset of the case that is going to protect you. The best way you can protect yourself is to find an attorney who can come defend you. Finding the right attorney can be difficult, so you might want to know ways that you can do that.

Be Prepared: 4 Family Law Documents You Need To Carry With You At All Times

If you've been through a contentious custody battle, there are certain documents you need to keep on you at all times. Copies of these same documents should also be included in your children's official school records, or with their childcare providers. These documents will be essential should an emergency arise. Read the list provided below. Here are the four documents you should never leave home without. If you don't have copies of these documents, you need to talk to your family law attorney right away.

You Were Denied SSDI. What's Next?

When you apply for social security disability, you generally do so with the hope that you'll receive money, and that the money you receive will make your life a lot easier. When you're unable to work due to a disability, that money is needed! Receiving a letter back in the mail informing you that your claim has been denied can be disheartening. But don't give up! Many people are denied the first time and ultimately go on to be approved for SSDI benefits.

Considering What Is Best For The Child During Divorce

If you and your spouse are at odds over child custody plans, you may need to view the issue from a new perspective. It's all too easy to forget the prime objective of all divorce parenting plans – to do what is best for the child, and that is not necessarily what is best for the parents. With that in mind, take a look at some thoughts on what the family court judge is looking for when it comes to making custody and visitation decisions.

Wage Garnishment Laws 101

If you do not pay back a creditor, they may have the right to pursue a legal action known as wage garnishment to get the money they are owed. These forced payments are deducted directly from your paycheck, and they can be problematic for obvious reasons. Here are a few things you should know if you are facing wage garnishment.  How do wage garnishments vary by state? If you are subject to wage garnishment, it is best if you do take a moment to get familiar with the laws in your state because the laws can drastically affect things like how much money is allowed to be withheld.

What Is Nuisance in Real Estate Law?

When you own a piece of property, you have certain legal rights to use it and enjoy it without the interference of others. If someone else's actions or lack of action prevents the exercise of those rights, that is what a real estate attorney would call a nuisance. Here are the basic issues everyone should know about nuisance in real estate law. The Significant Interference Standard Notably, it's not enough for a nuisance to be merely interfering.

Understanding the Accident Police Report

When you are in a car accident, it is smart to call the police to cover it. You can receive a report that will discuss what happened in detail. A police report may not necessarily be used in your personal injury case, but it can help you and your attorney establish fault for the accident and help you determine who to file a claim against if you are injured. Read on to learn more about police reports.

The Real Meaning Of "Winning" A Divorce

You have probably heard about the dangers of winning a divorce — in the literal meaning of the word "winning." Trying to win a divorce by getting everything and leaving your spouse in the cold will end up hurting both of you. You will lose money, time, and your relationship with your spouse. Below are the four things to do if you want to win your divorce in a good way.

5 Facts About Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If your debt keeps increasing, you may find it harder and harder to pay your bills. At some point, you might even fall behind on your bills, including your mortgage. If you are struggling like this financially, you might consider Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Here are five facts you should know as you start thinking about the options you have. It Is Called the Wage Earner's Plan Chapter 13 bankruptcy is not the only plan people use, but it is the only plan called the wage earner's plan.