Purchasing a Home from a Distance
My company decided to send me across the country. This meant moving not just me, but my wife and our three children. My name’s Frank Mitchell. Making a move across the country can be tricky. We wanted to buy a home and move into it rather than move into a rental and later move again. The company I work for was very generous about giving me time off and paying the expenses for my wife and me to travel and look for a house. Finding a house wasn’t too difficult. Our offer was accepted right away. However, we had to go back home and had so much to do to get ready for our move. Our escrow was going to take place without us there. We had a realtor, and we hired a real estate attorney. I’m going to share more details and hope you find them to be helpful!
If you have had a family member pass and are the executor of their will, you might be wondering how to deal with their estate. Sometimes executing wills and carrying out the probate process is relatively straightforward and doesn't require a probate attorney. However, there are a few situations where a probate lawyer can prove to be an invaluable resource.
1. If a Family Member Contests the Will
If every member of the family is not happy with the will and or the way that an estate is being administrated may not just keep quiet.
Now that you're reaching retirement age, you might be taking a long, hard look at your nest egg. If you're like a lot of American's, you're probably realizing that your nest egg isn't as developed as you'd like it to be. You might not even have a nest egg. If that's the case, it might seem like retirement is going to be a bleak prospect. Even if you have a good nest egg, there's always room for improvement.
If you are a widower with multiple children, and you are getting up there in years, then it is important to take care of your estate. You don't want to leave a headache for your children (massive paperwork and legal battles) to complicate their grief over your passing. While some people believe that their children will inherit everything and a will is not needed, it's best to get everything in writing.
If you have recently found out that you are suffering from early onset Alzheimer's disease, the news may be shocking and unnerving to say the least. However, because of the nature of your condition, there is little time to waste in getting your affairs in order while you are still fully lucid and mentally capable of doing so. This can be a challenging process if you do not know what you should do to ensure that everything is taken care of and settled.
If someone has named you to be the executor of their will, it's probably because they trust you to handle their affairs responsibly and ethically after they're gone. That's a big vote of confidence in your abilities. However, if you've never been an executor before, you may unclear about what you should do first and how to get started. Take a look at some of the first steps that you need to take to fulfill your duties as an estate executor.