How To Make Decisions After Incapacitation With A Power Of Attorney

At any point in your life, you might want to decide what will happen to your affairs if you are not able to manage them yourself. For example, you might become injured or incapacitated in some way and may need someone to make decisions on your behalf. You should speak with an estate planning attorney about granting a power of attorney. Who Should Be Granted a Power of Attorney? You may want a spouse, parent, child, or even a close friend to have the power of attorney. [Read More]

3 Circumstances In Which A Landlord Should Hire A Lawyer

A lot of people invest in real estate with the fanciful idea that after they have constructed and furnished rentals, their responsibility will be laughing all the way to the bank at the end of every month. However, a lot more goes into real estate investment than just erecting buildings and collecting money from tenants. Sometimes disputes will arise between yourself and the tenants. At other times, it is incidents that lead to property damage and injuries. [Read More]

Real Estate Property Tax Mistakes to Avoid

It's easy to make mistakes with real estate taxes. When these mistakes happen, you may find yourself not receiving certain tax refunds and you may even find yourself in trouble with the IRS. Here are some mistakes to avoid and what to do instead.  Not Filing a Return If you earn below a certain amount in a particular year, you may not be required to file a tax return. However, you should file a tax return anyway because you might be eligible for a refundable credit. [Read More]

Credit Card Debt After Your Ex Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is complicated, and so is the dissolution of a marriage. If you have gone through a divorce only to have your ex-spouse quickly file for bankruptcy afterward, you might wonder if you are impacted. After all, you may have already decided how to divide debt in family court, leading to some sticky situations. So, can creditors come after you even if you've divorced? Should you also file Chapter 7 bankruptcy? [Read More]