What To Do If Someone Else Sues Over Your Interest In An Estate

People don't deal with the legal ramifications of estates very often. Finding out that someone has sued over your interest in an estate is an even lower-probability event. You might feel stunned, especially if the plaintiff is someone close to you. However, you need to have a plan to respond so follow these four steps. Collect the Documents Whatever documentation you have that attests to your interest in the estate, gather that paperwork can make copies. Read More 

What Does An Estate Personal Representative Do?

If you or someone you know has been appointed the personal representative (or executor) of an estate, you may be confused and feel overwhelmed. Read below for a quick summary of what may be expected of you in the coming months as you handle the probating of the deceased's will.  A personal representative is typically appointed by the deceased person in their will or by the court if there is no will or if the appointed executor is unable or unwilling to fulfill the role. Read More 

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Basics

Overwhelming debts, frequent creditor calls, and financial challenges can leave you feeling as though you have nowhere to turn. The good news is that you are not alone. If you are looking for a solution, you might be considering a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. With this bankruptcy approach, you will not have your debts completely discharged, but instead, you will restructure your debts into manageable payments. If you're wondering whether or not this is the right option for you, there are a few things that you should know. Read More 

Don’t Put Your Trust In These Prolific Trust Fund Myths

Are you planning to leave your children money in a trust they can access when you pass away? Without question, working with a trust fund lawyer to secure the money for your child is a good move. This allows you to ensure your young heirs have access to their inheritance when they reach an age when they need it. However, many individuals avoid ever setting up a trust fund for their heirs due to several prevailing myths. Read More 

Seeking Custody Of You Grandchildren: Important Tips To Remember

Many grandparents choose to talk to a family law attorney about their rights to a grandchild and how to file for custody. In some situations, filing for custody of your grandchildren can be the most logical option to ensure the child's needs are met. However, there are also situations when custody law will not apply to your specific situation. If you are facing challenges that involve your role as a grandparent in your grandchild's life and you are considering filing for custody, there are a few things to remember. Read More