Earnest was very close to his grandmother. While he was in high school, he used to spend many of his afternoons going over to her house and share tea and some stories with her. His memories of her from his early childhood are fond, but a bit vague when compared to those many special moments he shared with her in his adolescence. She listened to him vent about the trivialities from his days in high school and offered him invaluable bits of advice as he continued his journey into adulthood. Sadly, during his sophomore year in college, his weekly phone
Life can be hard sometimes and tough to understand. Sometimes, when things seem to be going just right or when even they feel like they can’t get any worse, life has a way of throwing extremely unexpected and unfortunate circumstances into our laps. In one such circumstance, a loving, happy husband was on his way home to his wife and three children. A careless driver went through a red light and ended up crashing into the man’s car. He wound up in the hospital in a coma. What happened during this tragic experience is a vital lesson in how defining
There comes a time in life when we must all face our demise. It is an unfortunate, yet certain aspect of our reality. Many times before you reach the end of your life cycle, you will have to cope with the untimely and sad loss of many people you know, including family. Many times, when a family loses one of its members, the family seeks the counsel of a probate attorney.
A probate attorney helps the executors or administrators of estates with the probate process. This means that they help the people who were either designated by the deceased, the
Bill’s father, Dale, was a simple man. He did not chase the world’s riches, nor did he frivolously spend and leave his descendants with an enormous debt in his wake. He rented out a humble apartment, lived well within his means, and managed to save up a bit, leaving behind a savings account with a balance of about $27,000. There wasn’t much he left behind other than fond memories and a sense of how to navigate the world with a positive outlook.
Several months had passed by, and the notices continued to come in from his father’s rent payments. Bill
What does your bucket list look like? Do you plan on squirrel suit diving across the face of the Pyrenees? How about a triple backflip base jump off of Niagara Falls? How about an in-line skate journey from coast to coast in America? No matter how ambitious the schedule may be and what excitement you plan on deriving from the big plans on your bucket list, many people often make the mistake of overlooking a crucial task that should be at the top of the list: Preparing your will. Don’t be one of those people!
Let’s face it. Accidents sometimes
Have you already protected your family from instability? By that, we mean: Have you drafted your will yet?
It is understandably not something that is at the top of everyone’s to-do list. How often do we want to think about our own mortality and what will happen once we are gone? Not often, we understand. However, the time is never better than now to prevent your family from one day having to face the sometimes lengthy and costly process of formalizing an affidavit of heirship. Sure, we all don’t want to die, but we know we eventually will. What is
In today’s day and age, Americans are subject to more messages encouraging spending than ever before. On television, internet videos, magazines, books, storefront windows, billboards and beyond, we are given distinct messages that support the idea that you need to purchase, and while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as this is how our economy operates and stays afloat, when there’s little incentive to save, people often find themselves in tough financial situations.
The problem lies in the fact that nobody is telling Americans to save their money, and with good reason. Spending stimulates the economy, and when the economy
Nobody sets out on their career path at an early age planning on filing for bankruptcy someday, so we understand the stress one feels when they realize that they’re unable to uphold their end of their debts, through fiscal hardship or otherwise. For many Americans, financial ruin is only a car accident or sick day away, and once one of these unexpected tragedies occur, many find themselves unable to pay bills, loans and other payments they may have acquired. A situation can go from bad to worse in the case of serious medical conditions, which may strike suddenly and be
Simply charging into a chapter 13 bankruptcy can be an enormous mistake! During this process, there will be numerous qualifications, time deadlines and forms you must complete, as well as the naturally suspicious and keen eye of a bankruptcy trustee and the grit and tenacity of your creditors legal teams. There are dozens of steps in the bankruptcy process where one wrong move – one poorly or improperly filed paper, one above-average paystub, one missed meeting – can, quite literally, bring the walls down around you. For these reasons, it is highly suggested that you hire a professional bankruptcy attorney,
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a specific chapter of bankruptcy that allows for quick and easy debt annulment, where a bankruptcy trustee supervises the cancellation of most, if not all debts and then liquidates property as a means of reimbursing creditors. Often called “straight liquidation” or “straight bankruptcy,” Chapter 7 is often the simplest, easiest and most straightforward approach to rising above credit debt and reestablishing a life of normalcy, without the constant fear of property and asset repossession.
While this may sound enticing to those who are facing financial hardship, there are many hoops an individual must jump through in