What You Need to Know About Condominiums

Choosing the perfect home is a decision that carries significant weight, and for many, the idea of living in a condominium presents an appealing option. Condominiums, or 'condos', offer a unique blend of convenience, community, and affordability.  In this blog post, we delve into the world of condominiums, exploring their unique characteristics, benefits, and considerations [...]

By |2024-05-16T03:29:19-04:00November 15th, 2023|Newsletters|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Condominiums

Important Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer

As couples decide to go their separate ways, the process of divorce can become an emotionally and legally complicated matter. It is important to seek experienced legal representation to avoid potential pitfalls as you navigate these uncharted waters. Being well-prepared with a list of questions in advance will better equip your lawyer to represent your [...]

By |2023-04-27T08:35:36-04:00January 19th, 2023|Newsletters|Comments Off on Important Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer

Bank Account Co-Ownership Myths

One confusing aspect of estate planning is the numerous myths about the co-ownership of bank accounts. The different types of bank accounts are often confused with the standard forms of property co-ownership. This article discusses some of the myths about the co-ownership of bank accounts. A Bank Account Is a Contract With the Bank There [...]

By |2024-03-21T01:10:20-04:00April 1st, 2016|Trust and Estates, Newsletters|Comments Off on Bank Account Co-Ownership Myths

Basic Vocabulary and Execution

The easiest way to make sure that a person's property is distributed after his death in keeping with his wishes is for him to prepare a will. A will is a legal document that explains where a person wants or does not want his property to go after his death. A will becomes effective upon [...]

By |2019-11-13T15:52:23-05:00April 1st, 2016|Trust and Estates, Newsletters|Comments Off on Basic Vocabulary and Execution

Transfer on Death Registration of Securities

TOD or transfer on death registration of securities allows an investor to arrange for transfer of securities upon the investor's death without the necessity of having the securities go through probate. The executor or administrator of an estate does not have to take any action regarding specific securities that have TOD registration or even entire [...]

By |2024-03-21T02:24:09-04:00April 1st, 2016|Trust and Estates, Newsletters|Comments Off on Transfer on Death Registration of Securities

What is a Trust?

A trust is simply an alternate way to own assets. If you created a trust, you would be the Grantor of the trust. You would typically also be the Trustee of the trust. As the Trustee, you would manage the assets titled in the name of the trust according to the terms of the trust [...]

By |2024-03-21T02:23:58-04:00April 1st, 2016|Trust and Estates, Newsletters|Comments Off on What is a Trust?

A Neighbor’s Barking Dog

John's neighbor, Betsy, loved animals. In particular, Betsy loved dogs. Betsy's dogs barked all day and all night. The noise was terrible. John and Betsy's townhouses were right next to each other. The noise from the dogs just seemed to come right through the walls into John's house. John tried talking to Betsy, but she [...]

By |2019-11-13T15:52:23-05:00April 1st, 2016|Real Estate, Newsletters|Comments Off on A Neighbor’s Barking Dog

Disclosures in Residential Real Estate Transactions

One of the biggest decisions in a person's life is the decision to buy real estate. The excitement that is often associated with the purchase of a new home can be overshadowed by disappointment once the newness wears off and defects become apparent. Generally, the rule of "caveat emptor" -- buyer beware -- requires the [...]

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Dog Law – Landlord Liability for Tenant’s Dogs

John owned an apartment building. Some of his tenants had pets, including dogs. Jake, one of John's tenants, had a friendly little dog. One day, however, Jake's little dog bit a construction contractor hired by John. The injury wasn't serious, but the construction contractor required some medical treatment. Can John be held liable? In residential [...]

By |2016-04-01T11:46:02-04:00April 1st, 2016|Real Estate, Newsletters|Comments Off on Dog Law – Landlord Liability for Tenant’s Dogs

Fences – Livestock

Jack decided to pursue his dream of owning a ranch. It was Jack's plan to raise cattle for profit. Jack found some farmland in Montana that he thought would work out well. The land was undeveloped and had no fence around its boundary. Jack wondered whether he would be required to erect a fence. The [...]

By |2016-04-01T11:44:30-04:00April 1st, 2016|Real Estate, Newsletters|Comments Off on Fences – Livestock
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