Journey Through Real Estate Law

What to Look for in a Real Estate Attorney

A real estate attorney is a lawyer who specializes in property law. This can cover anything from buying and selling property, land development, as well as property disputes. If you're buying or selling property, a real estate attorney can represent you throughout the process. They can also review any paperwork and advise you on anything you should do. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when looking for a real estate attorney. Read More 

When Can Someone Besides A Close Relative File A Wrongful Death Claim?

People entertaining the idea of hiring a wrongful death attorney to pursue a claim may have some concerns about whether they can do it. In particular, courts almost always insist that only people who are close relatives of the deceased can pursue claims. There are, however, at least two potential exceptions. Let's look at the requirements for a wrongful death claim and what the two possible exceptions are. Requirements When a wrongful death lawyer discusses a case with a potential client, one issue they want to sort out as soon as possible is legal standing. Read More 

Reasons Why You Might Want To Challenge A Will

When your loved one passes away, this is the moment when you might discover that there is something wrong with the will and any errors in the will might affect your inheritance. Something might be in your will that is unexpected, such as someone being mysteriously written into the will, but you have the right to challenge something like this in court and anything else that seems suspicious. Complications Within the Family Read More 

Do You Really Need To Hire An Estate Planning Attorney?

While not everyone needs as estate planning attorney, you do not have to have an extraordinarily high net worth to need their services. These are a few reasons why it is important to consider an estate planning attorney as you work out how to divide assets between family members, charitable organizations, and other entities once you are no longer here to direct those funds. Avoid High Estate Taxes While this only applies to a small group of individuals, as of 2020, federal estate taxes are only owed when the combined assets of the estate exceed $11,580,000. Read More 

Understanding The Concept Of Loco Parentis In Home Life

One of the grayer areas of family law is the concept of a person standing in loco parentis. Although it sounds like something a teenager made up to question their parents' judgment, loco parentis is a legal doctrine. The court may recognize situations where a non-biological parent might stand as the functional parent for a minor. Here are three things you ought to know about the family law idea of loco parentis. Read More 

About Me

Journey Through Real Estate Law

Hey there. Welcome to my site. I'm Giles Giroux. I made this site to explore the world of real estate law. The process of buying or selling a home is fraught with difficulties that could lead to costly legal matters. Securing an attorney in the beginning stages could save everyone a lot of trouble and money in the end. I learned about the importance of hiring an attorney during my first home purchase. I was clueless about the entire process from required forms to the safe exchange of funds. I was also unaware of the requirements for inspections and repairs before the sale could go through. Thankfully, I ended up with an attorney who could help me with those matters. I will use this site to explore similar matters and discuss them with my readers. I hope you come back soon to visit my site.