Buying a Home with Your Partner

It seems like a growing trend for people to buy a home prior to marriage or possibly with the intent of never getting married.  Divorce can be an awful experience but at least there is a lot of legal precedent about how to resolve home ownership, possession and debts after the divorce.  If you ... continue reading »

What is Discovery

Legal terms can be confusing. When a lawsuit is started it is very stressful time for those involved. So when you don’t understand a lot of terms that are being thrown around during a lawsuit, it only adds to that anxiety. One of the most important elements in any lawsuit is dis... continue reading »

Agreements Related to Real Estate

Many have heard of the Statute of Frauds; the main focus of this statute is that agreements related to land need to be in writing to be enforceable.  Here are some common scenarios that are not often reduced to writing and can lead to problems.

Encroachment Issues: Neighbors often know an... continue reading »

Do-It Yourself Estate Plan Documents

It probably goes without saying, but the terms and language used in your estate planning documents are so important.  Whether you realize it or not, when you meet with your attorney, they are not only working to understand your wishes and your family dynamics, but at the same time running throug... continue reading »

Divorce and Your Estate Plan

As we look at the ever changing family paradigm, we see a trend over the years of increasing divorce rates with the various generations.  The so called “gray divorce” is on the rise. Statistics show the divorce rate for adults age 50 and older (Baby Boomers 1946-1964) has roughly doubled sin... continue reading »