Although not as difficult or emotionally stressful as a contested divorce, if you are currently on the path toward an uncontested divorce, it is still imperative that you do not hesitate to secure the aid of an experienced divorce lawyer as quickly as you can. There are many different facets of divorce that make it a complex process than can easily be mishandled. As the outcome of a divorce will have a direct impact on your future, you should not hesitate to involve an attorney that you can trust to navigate you through the process.
A contested divorce occurs when the couple cannot agree on the final terms of the divorce. This situation carries the potential for long, drawn-out legal battles over asset division, and the process can be especially difficult when there are children involved. Unless you take action now to protect your personal interests, you could easily end up with a divorce settlement which leaves you at a major disadvantage. Come for a free initial consultation, to learn more about how we can help you.
Nuptial agreements have one purpose: to avoid the costly and painful litigation often associated with equitable distribution disputes. If you are considering a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement and would like to ensure that your rights are fully protected by a legally binding agreement that will hold up in court, you have come to the right place. An attorney at our family law and divorce firm can help you in drafting a nuptial agreement that suits your unique needs. We also offer services to review these agreements and to challenge or defend them in family court as needed. With our extensive divorce experience, we are able to provide invaluable insight and skilled representation for these matters.
A will is an instrument, executed with certain formalities, that usually directs the disposition of a person’s property at death. A will is revocable during the lifetime of the testator and only operative at his death. Thus, an instrument that is operative during the testator’s lifetime (as by presently transferring an interest in property) cannot be a will.
For a will to be valid and admissible to probate, the testator must meet the formal requirements of due execution imposed by the statutes of the appropriate state.
A living trusty, also called a “revocable trust,” is a document that can help you reduce the effect of probate on your beneficiaries or, even better, avoid probate completely. Via a living trust, the grantor, the individual creating the trust, transfers the possession of the assets included in the document, such as property, tangible goods, and intangible assets, to a beneficiary declared in the trust. Examples of assets you should consider placing into a living trust include real estate, stocks or mutual funds, and bank accounts. There are different types of living trusts, but the two main are the revocable and irrevocable trust.
Medicaid Planning is any assistance that is provided to a potential Medicaid applicant in order to ensure their Medicaid eligibility and avoid any claims or in compliances with Medicaid rules and regulations. It is a way to manage your assets in a manner aimed at helping you meet Medicaid eligibility guidelines. It is generally recommended for people whose assets are near, or over the financial requirements of Medicaid’s eligibility criteria. In general, MEDICAID PLANNING helps you create ways of making your assets and income inaccessible.