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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Law and Policy Behind Like Kind Exchanges

Real estate investors and across the country are reaping the financial benefits of Section 1031’s “like kind exchanges,” but the law and policy surrounding these transactions is far from cut-and-dried. Before claiming any like kind exchange, consult with a skilled real estate attorney in your area

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Entering a Commercial Lease? Get a Real Estate Lawyer.

Despite the outward inconvenience of yet another step in the commercial leasing process, signing a lease without having it reviewed by a real estate lawyer could end up being one of the most significant mistakes a new business owner makes when executing a commercial lease.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Benefits of Real Estate Law To Homeowners


For many people, homeownership is a great source of pride and joy. And why shouldn't it be? In a society where real estate properties get more and more expensive by the day, being able to buy a house is indeed a great accomplishment.

 

While there's no denying the tremendous amount of safety and security that comes from knowing you'll have a roof over your head for the rest of your life, the benefits of owning a home go way beyond that. Your property appreciates in value and builds equity over time. Moreover, federal and 


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Is an Incentive Trust Right for You? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Estate planning isn’t usually discussed at the dinner table, and for understandable reasons. It involves tricky conversations about who gets what assets, and why. Like most individuals who estate plan, you want the best for your heirs, especially if they are related to you. We all want to believe that our heirs would be able to handle a significant amount of inheritance and manage it in a fiscally prudent way, >however we know that this is unfortunately not always the case. If you want to provide for an individual who struggles with unhealthy spending habits, but protect your own hard-earned assets, what can you do?


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Monday, October 22, 2018

Incorporating Medicaid Planning Into Your Estate Plan

At M&A Law, we know most people put off estate planning for a number of reasons. Sometimes people simply do not want to face the reality that they will die or could, at some point, become disabled. Other times people find estate planning to be too complicated a process. Often, it just slips peoples’ minds until a close friend or beloved family member passes away.


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ensure Your Estate Plan Protects You From Elder Abuse.

Everyone knows that estate planning is important. You may even have already created an estate plan, whether it involves a will, trust, or other provision. While most people who create estate plans do so with an eye to ensuring that their financial interests and the financial interests of their loved ones are maintained, many people do not create an estate plan that is also designed to protect them from elder abuse.


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

What’s the Difference Between Power of Attorney and Guardianship?

Most people are confused by estate planning and put it off until the very last minute. Sometimes this is because people don’t want to face the thought of dying. Other times, it’s because people don’t want to admit that they don’t know what kind of help they need.


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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Having Kids Later in Life? Here’s What You Should Consider When Planning Your Estate

More people are choosing to have children later on in life. No matter what stage of life you have a child in, they can bring an abundance of joy and fulfillment—and financial challenges! While all parents work hard to ensure their children are provided for both during and after their lives, older parents are faced with some unique estate planning and retirement decisions.


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Monday, September 24, 2018

Providing for a Fiscally Irresponsible Heir

You’ve spent your life working hard and making good investments. Now that you have wealth, you want to make sure your family is taken care of. There’s just one problem: you just know that an heir you love dearly will squander your money. Rather than cut them out of your will, you should consider other trust-related options to provide for them. Read on to learn more about how you can provide for a fiscally irresponsible heir.


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

What Happens When a Creditor Forecloses on Your Property?

We’ve all heard the phrase “foreclosure,” but do you know what it means, what it involves, and when it is triggered? Many homeowners do not, as they figure it will never happen to them. While there are encouraging signs about a growing economy, we are still not out of the woods when it comes to foreclosures. All homeowners need to know how foreclosures work and should be able to recognize the warning signs that they are at risk of foreclosure.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

What Does it Mean if There is a Covenant on My Land?

When most people purchase property, they expect that they will be able to do whatever they want with the property. However, many people are surprised when they learn that the property they intend to purchase comes with something called a “covenant.” What is a covenant and what does it mean for you if you are purchasing property that comes with a covenant?


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