Real Estate and Uncontested Divorce

March 14, 2019

Divorce can mean a long, drawn out dispute between two spouses.  However, more commonly, parties are able to come to an agreement about some or even all of the issues before having to go to a contested hearing before a judge.  An uncontested divorce can be an excellent way to craft an agreement that has […]

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Homestead, Real Estate, and Estate Planning

March 6, 2019

Owning your own home has long been part of “the American Dream.”  People commonly work hard to purchase their own home and build equity in that real estate for many years.  For many, the family home may be their most substantial asset at the time of his or her death.  Like any other major asset, […]

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No One Can Afford the House After Divorce – Now What?

January 14, 2019

During marriage, you and your spouse have likely worked together to accumulate assets and build security for your future together.  The financial stress of a divorce, unfortunately, can sometimes put a severe dent in the assets that you have worked a lifetime to build.  Where you and your spouse have spent time sharing responsibilities, including […]

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Pros and Cons of Joint Tenancy

January 2, 2019

For most Americans, real estate is the most valuable asset in their estate.  The primary residence is typically the real estate that receives the most attention, as well as the most financial investment and priority.  It is not uncommon for people to treat real estate as an investment tool for the future, just as they would a […]

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Liens, Real Estate, and Your Estate Plan

November 9, 2018

Buying real estate can be an essential component in your strategy for long-term financial security and stability.  A family home, rental property, or vacation cabin can all be excellent vehicles to ensure solidity and permanence for your friends and family after you are gone.  When your estate is being distributed, the debts will have to […]

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Estate Planning When Your Real Estate is Rental Property

November 8, 2018

There are many important components to a good estate plan, and each estate plan will be unique to the person and family.  One universal component, however, is that the estate plan must take into account all of the assets and liabilities of the person making the plan.  While the estate plan will obviously take into […]

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Reverse Mortgages and Your Estate Plan

October 31, 2018

We all work hard our entire lives to save for retirement.  Creating a solid financial plan and sticking to it is essential to ensuring financial stability and peace of mind in your golden years.  While retirement should be a time of rest and relaxation, it is quite possible that some unexpected expenses may arise.  Medical […]

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When Your Ex-Spouse Refuses to Sell the House

October 8, 2018

Part of the American dream is owning a home with your spouse.  When that marriage ends, there are many property issues to be determined, including who will receive that home in the divorce.  There are many ways to handle the division of the residence in a divorce.  If your spouse was ordered to sell the […]

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Property Line Disputes

October 3, 2018

Buying and owning property is a common way for families to build wealth and protect their future and that of their family.  Whether it is the family home, commercial real estate, a lake house, or any other type of property, real estate ownership is a common goal for Americans.  With the easy access to property […]

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Should I Grant an Easement to My Neighbor?

September 28, 2018

Building ties with our neighbors is a natural part of being in a community.  Whether our neighbor is a mile away or just a few yards next door, maintaining strong ties with them is important.  Sharing experiences or even the occasional cup of sugar with your neighbor may come with the experience, but what if […]

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