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What are encroachments in land disputes?

People who own land want to have the full and rightful use of that land. They don’t want to have to deal with a neighbor illegally using part of their land. Unfortunately, some people don’t pay close attention to boundary lines so they don’t know exactly where they...

What does an executor do if they can’t find an heir?

If you’re the executor of an estate, you may not have anticipated that one of your challenges might be having to track down a missing heir or other beneficiary. However, that can happen if the contact information the deceased person had for one of their extended or...

3 vital elements of a strong estate plan

Most people believe all they need to complete their estate planning process is a properly written will. However, this is not always the case. A good estate plan should avoid probate, protect your assets, save on taxes and designate someone to act on your behalf should...

What makes a real estate contract valid?

When you’re buying a home, the one thing you want to be sure of is that your contract is legally binding. You don’t want to find out later that there was a problem with your contract or that it isn’t protecting you in the way you expected it to. Do you know what to...

Why new parents need an estate plan

It’s very easy to assume that, as a new parent, you’re a long way from needing an estate plan. Yes, you now have an heir to whom you eventually want to pass your assets, but that’s decades in the future. Your heir isn’t even a year old yet. You feel like you can...

When should I get my first will?

Typically, the younger you are, the less you think about planning your will and other estate planning documents. Often, estate planning feels like something that can wait for another time and might be only for people who already have a great deal of wealth. As you get...

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