• 7 Mistakes People Make Handling Deceased Family Members’ Estates

    Dealing with a family member’s death can be a double cruelty. There is the emotional loss. Then, that’s often followed by the monumental task of dealing with the deceased’s estate—any property or possessions left behind. Given this is a hard time, it’s understandable that many people in this situation make mistakes. In an effort to […]

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  • Legal Separation and How It Can Affect Divorce

    Legal separation before a divorce is a standard process in many states, and the couple usually must accomplish this procedure first in many areas of the country before the legal divorce is possible. A legal separation usually requires the complete separation of the two parties into different households with each living apart and one in […]

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  • 5 Mortifying Reasons Mortgage Applications End Up in the ‘Reject’ Pile

    Picture this nightmare: You apply for a mortgage, but your application gets rejected. Suddenly, you’re hit with an overwhelming wave of embarrassment, shock, and horror. It’s like having your credit card denied at the Shoprite. So. Much. Shame. Sadly, this is a reality for some home buyers. According to a recent Federal Reserve study, one […]

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  • Can I Prevent My Pregnant Daughter from Getting Emancipated?

    Pregnancy and emancipation often go hand in hand when the youth has a better chance of both raising the newborn and protections in a new household than when living with parents, and this often leads to seeking emancipation. If the parents want to prevent the pregnant daughter from acquiring emancipation, they will need a clear […]

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  • What Subjects Can Be Addressed in a Prenuptial Agreement?

    There are certain provisions that exist in a prenuptial, and within these provisions, there are many subjects that are possible to be addressed by both spouses. However, there are other issues that the couple may need to work out without the use of the legal agreement and that are not possible through a prenuptial. Property […]

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  • Domestic Violence in a Marriage – How a Lawyer Can Help

    When one spouse is suffering through domestic violence, it is important to contact a lawyer to determine how best to proceed and what type of case the individual wants to pursue, as these matters can usually progress through the civil or criminal courts. The lawyer can help in considering both options and what is necessary […]

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  • The One Room That’ll Make Buyers Bail, Even If They Love the House

    In my yearlong house hunt, I’ve toured countless homes, and that first visit is a lot like a first date. It can be going great, right up until you spot your personal deal killer—like a pack of cigarettes in her purse, or white socks with sandals. Check, please! Same thing happens when shopping for a […]

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  • Child Custody for Same Sex Parents

    The possibility of child custody for same-sex parents depends on several different factors to include the legal marriage between spouses and any legal rights retained by either person as a parent to the children. If there are any inconsistencies with any of the processes, it could lead to the complete loss of both custody and […]

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  • What Happens in a Trust Dispute?

    Trust disputes in Florida can come up at any time a person making the trust was unduly influenced into signing it. When you suspect there’s a problem with a trust, follow your gut. What Happens in a Trust Dispute? A trust is a financial situation created to hold property and assets for another party or […]

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  • Legal Separation vs. Divorce: Key Legal Differences

    When a person wants to dissolve a marriage, he or she will often seek to first enter into a legal separation before ending the relationship, but the divorce is often the next step in these situations. There are certain legal differences that are important for both spouses to understand when seeking to engage in one […]

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