Many people buy and sell homes everyday without an attorney, but there are times when having a lawyer in a real estate transaction is important. Getting a real estate attorney on board early in a property transaction can prevent many potential legal headaches.
When it’s time to downsize the empty nest, it’s common to want to keep it in the family. There’s no better way to preserve the great memories than to make new ones with the next generation.
Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases the average person will undertake and buyers want to make sure they understand the condition of the property they are buying. Having a home inspection completed is one way home buyers can feel more confident in their purchase.
Being financially responsible may be one of your best traits and creating a will preemptively is a sign of excellent planning. Yet nearly 2.5 million Americans die each year with the majority of them having nothing in writing. Having a will in place is a great practice that can help ensure your family’s well-being in the future. Once you have made a will, it is not out of sight out of mind. Even though it can be a tedious task, updating your will is a necessity.
Residential real estate transactions in Missouri are not extensively governed by legal statutes. The homeowner has a limited responsibility to disclose defects in the house when selling the property. However, if you found a significant problem with your home after moving in recently, there are some things you can do to address it.
The passage of the new tax law is an exciting time for estate planning. We have not had this many changes to the law in over 30 years. The details and implications are still emerging, so a comprehensive analysis of the changes and how they might affect you will take some time.
The future is an uncertain thing. So, there are many concerns you may have about it. This includes concerns that a medical condition you have or are at risk for may someday cause you to be unable to make decisions for yourself.
You are ready to make a big purchase. You have completed your education. You studied hard. You got that full-time job. You put in the hours, and now you are ready. You are going to purchase your first home. This milestone is huge. The accomplishment is great. You are proud of what you have accomplished and the purchase you are about to make. The process is one you are new to, so you want to get it right.
A will is key part of estate planning. For many families, a trust can be just as important when building a comprehensive estate plan.
Setting up a Durable Power Of Attorney provides you with an agent to make critical life decisions if you become incapacitated. This person acts in your best interest, settling personal, financial and health care matters.