For Sale By Owner Transactions

Even though you are selling your home without a real estate agent, the assistance of a real estate professional is still needed at various steps in the home selling process. A real estate attorney can serve many purposes in the housing transaction.  When you hire an...

Can I Avoid Probate?

How to Avoid Probate Probate can be a daunting process. It is the legal procedure that is done by probate court to settle an estate after a person has died. While probate is intended to streamline the division of property and assets, it is not a perfect process. Below...

Guardianships

A guardian is a person or agency appointed by the court who is designated to act for someone who has been declared incapacitated. Limited Guardianships are established for people who retain the ability to make some decisions for themselves, but need assistance in one...

How To Build Credit After Bankruptcy

It’s a widespread myth that filing bankruptcy will ruin your credit forever. Although bankruptcy does damage your credit, the damage is not permanent. Depending on what type of bankruptcy you file, a bankruptcy can stay on your credit for up to 10 years. But that does...

Can I Stop My Wage Garnishment?

Wage garnishment is a common problem for many Americans. It can be deflating to have your wages garnished. But you do have options to protect yourself. Wage garnishment happens when a court issues an order requiring your employer to withhold a portion of your paycheck...

What Is A Homestead?

If you are considering filing bankruptcy, you may be worried about losing your home. In a bankruptcy, many assets are exempt to protect against losing it in bankruptcy. One of the exemptions is a homestead exemption. A homestead exemption protects homeowners and the...

Life After A Bankruptcy Discharge

If you are in bankruptcy and are going to or have received a bankruptcy discharge, you are probably wondering, what now? While bankruptcy will affect your credit, there is hope to a start fresh. Your Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be reported for ten years from the date of...

What Is A Quit Claim Deed?

You may of heard of a Quit Claim Deed but wanted to know what exactly it is. A Quit Claim Deed is a legal instrument used to transfer real estate. A Quit Claim Deed is used by the owner of the real estate to quickly transfer ownership of the property to another person...