Category Archives: Estate Planning

Legal Basics: Questions a NY Estate Planning Lawyer Can Help You Address

An estate planning attorney has the potential to help with a number of issues. Making sure to review all applicable issues with your attorney, however, can prove particularly difficult. Some people are not even sure what issues to bring up with their estate planning lawyer can prove particularly difficult. As a result, this article reviews some of the important questions that you should make sure to raise with your attorney. # 1 – Who Will Receive What after Your Divorce? If you do not have a will or trust, it is a wise idea to tell your attorney how you would like your benefits distributed to loved ones after your death. The only way to make certain that your assets are based in the way that you desire is to make sure that these wishes are reflected in writing. Even if you already have a will or trust, it is important to review this document and make sure that the people who you want to inherit from your estate are actually named in your estate planning documents. Many….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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7 Tips for Recording a Real Property Interest

Regardless of the type of interest, it’s absolutely crucial to record your client’s newly acquired real property interest. By recording the transfer, grantees, buyers, and lenders are protected against both future purchasers for value and unknown prior interests in the same property. Additionally, title insurance companies generally will only insure an interest if it’s recorded. These benefits may not attach, however, if the recordation—or the recorded instrument itself—was defective. Here are 7 tips for properly recording your client’s real property interest. Record the Instrument in the Proper County. To impart constructive notice, an instrument should be recorded in each county in which the property is located. Govt C §24250. When a property straddles multiple counties, there’s some authority for the position that recording the instrument in one county will give constructive notice in that county, even if it wasn’t….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What is Comparative Negligence?

To put it simply, it just means the court, or a jury compares the level of fault or negligence of all parties involved in the accident. Just because someone believes you are partially at fault for your injuries does not necessarily mean you can’t be compensated for your injuries. The fault of all parties is compared, and compensation is paid according to fault. In some States, the injured person is completely barred from recovery even if they were only a little bit at fault. Other States allow the injured person to receive compensation even when they were mostly at fault for the accident. Utah is a modified comparative fault state.  In Utah, you cannot recover damages for an accident if you were more responsible for the accident than the defendant. If you were 49 percent at fault for the accident, you can recover 49 percent of the damage award. If you are 50 percent at fault, you cannot recover anything. If it is determined that you were less than 50%….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Breach of Warranty Explained | Illinois Warranties Explained

In this Learn About Law article we discuss breaches of warranties and the potential for recourse in specific instances... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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