Planning Your Estate? Two Signs That You May Need An Attorney

Although some people still think that estate planning is only for the wealthy, this opinion may be far from the truth.  Estate planning is available to virtually anyone, and is all about making sure that an individual's final wishes are known.  Because estate planning is so widespread, you may believe that it can be done without the help of a legal professional.  However, there are some instances where it is very important to consult with a lawyer when planning an estate. [Read More]

3 Signs That Your Tenant Might Not Be Taking Good Care Of Your Property

When you allow someone to move into your rental property, you have to trust that person to take good care of that property. Otherwise, hundreds or thousands of dollars of damage can be done to the apartment unit or home. Doing a thorough background check of the potential tenant is a good place to start, but you also have to watch out for the signs that you might not have chosen the best tenant. [Read More]

Reducing Probate With Revocable Trusts

Advertisements on how to avoid probate are almost unavoidable and give the impression that you can arrange for your estate to flow seamlessly to your beneficiaries immediately after your death. In spite of the impression given by this misinformation, probate is not entirely evil and usually cannot be completely avoided, but you can employ methods to keep some of your estate from being probated by careful and timely use of deed transfers and revocable trusts. [Read More]