• Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Sell Your Home to Your LLC

    Mixing assets between a company and a personal estate is often not advisable because of the potential to remove the legal protections in place by the limited liability company that can prevent personal liability in injuries and other claims against the owner. However, if the owner still wants to pursue the avenue of sale, he […]

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  • What happens when a lease doesn’t say how to calculate rent after renewal?

    Leases often contain options to renew the lease between the landlord and tenant provided that specific conditions are met. Options to renew can be worded in a variety of ways, but what may seem to be small semantic differences can have a dramatic difference in the meaning a court places on a particular clause. Where […]

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  • Foundation of the Procuring Cause Doctrine

    The Penguin Club sat at the least-used end of Sunset Beach — a squat ring of solid poured concrete tents encircling a thatched cabana and a 12×14 poolette. It had the frantically cleaned and single coat-over-chipped-paint look of an aging property whose owner wanted out. Jim McGinty whistled as he drew himself out of his […]

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  • 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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