Tag Archives: wills and trusts

Severing Joint Ownership of Property: What You Need to Know

One of the most common forms of property ownership in the United States is joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS or joint tenancy).

But what is joint tenancy? Joint tenancy is a legal right to property that provides the owner an undivided right to the enjoyment of the property. In other words, one joint tenant...
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Yearly Checkups: Physical and Financial Wellbeing

Hopefully you go to your doctor at least once a year to get a physical.

This visit helps detect and treat problems before an illness or health condition becomes a major problem. It’s called preventative health. But have you ever considered preventative health for your finances? Just like it’s important to see your doctor annually, it’s...
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Three Legal Things to Do After a Scary Diagnosis

A negative health diagnosis can be emotionally and logistically challenging for many reasons.

You may be worried about how you’ll take care of your family if you’re physically incapacitated. There are lots of things to consider with your doctors and medical professionals, but you may also want to consider these three legal tips to ensure your...
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Think Your Family Won’t Fight Over Your Estate? Think Again.

Most families are happy families.

As you gather together with your family this holiday season, you probably share laughs and tell stories. You get along and enjoy being with each other and everything seems copacetic. But what happens with the matriarch or patriarch dies? You would be surprised how, suddenly, years of pent-up resentment and hurt feelings...
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