3 Reasons You Should Hire a Probate Lawyer to Be the Executor of Your Recently Deceased Parent
28 October 2020
If you have recently lost a parent who had assets, you need to know that even with a will, your parent's estate needs to go through the probate process. This is a legal process where a judge will look at the deceased assets and liabilities to make sure all outstanding debts are paid, and the remaining wealth is transferred to the proper heirs. You can do this yourself, but the following are a few reasons to hire a probate attorney.
Criminal Defense Answers For First-Time Defendants
30 September 2020
Criminal charges have the potential to ruin your life if they are not handled in a proper manner. Sadly, there are many people that will simply fail to understand the types of steps and actions that will be needed if they are to effectively protect themselves against the worst consequences of a criminal charge. Read on to learn how you can properly deal with this kind of situation.
Is It Worth Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney For Minor Offenses?
How to Avoid a Search When Pulled Over by the Police
26 August 2020
Police officers are restricted regarding whether or not they are allowed to search your vehicle. They might ask if they can look inside but they cannot force you to consent to a search except under certain circumstances. For this reason, it's always a good idea to say "no" when an officer asks whether they may search your car.
They Must Have Probable Cause
An example of probable cause might be when a police officer can smell marijuana in the car.
Can You Force A Trust Into Probate?
28 July 2020
One of the main reasons that people setting up estates use trusts to transfer their assets is to avoid probate. Under probate law, it is very difficult to force a trust into a review by the court. Here is a look at some of the specific circumstances where it might be possible.
Contesting the Trust
It is impossible for someone who isn't named as a beneficiary of a trust to contest it.