Many of our clients own rental properties, and while they can be a good investment, a tenant who can’t or won’t pay rent for months at a time will quickly destroy the value of the investment. This is especially true if the property is not owned free and clear, and the owner is making mortgage … [Read more...] about Taking Back Your Property
We frequently have clients call our office and ask us to prepare a deed to gift their real estate to a family member, often a child. Most of the time, the client tells us they want to do so because “they’re going to get it anyway when I die” or because “I want them to have it in case I go into a … [Read more...] about Gifting of Real Estate- Benefits and Burdens
Question: Can I recover my lost wages after being injured in a car accident? Answer: In many cases, yes. Loss of income or wages due to an accident is part of the amount your personal injury lawyer will recover for you in your car accident case. Generally speaking, we will demand the wages you … [Read more...] about CAN YOU RECOVER WAGES LOST DUE TO A CAR WRECK?
The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey have, for decades, prepared estate planning documents that put our clients’ affairs in order and provide them peace of mind. In our estate planning consultations, we are frequently asked by clients how they can preserve their estate if they … [Read more...] about LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING? CONSIDER AN ASSET PROTECTION TRUST
Contractual agreements come in all shapes and sizes. The following is overview of topics, clauses, and issues that one should be aware of when entering into or drafting a contractual agreement. Preamble Parties - Are the correct parties identified? On occasion, a party to a contract is … [Read more...] about POINTERS ON REVIEWING CONTRACTS
We've written about 1031 exchanges before. What if you want the tax deferral of a 1031 exchange without the headache of a replacement property you must manage? After call, wouldn’t it be great if you could get the tax deferral of a 1031 and a passive investment? A 1031 exchange utilizing a … [Read more...] about 1031 Exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trusts- the Basics
Estate planning can be a very difficult process. While it is not brain surgery, making the decision to move forward with an estate plan requires us to make sometimes difficult choices about the future and to face the fact that we will not live forever. This thought stops many people in their tracks. … [Read more...] about Myths We Believe About Estate Planning
The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey have, for years, helped clients recover money for damages suffered after personal injury or car wrecks. In those cases, we often have to estimate the cost of future medical and support expenses for our clients, many of whom are left with life … [Read more...] about If You Are Seriously Injured In An Accident, How Do You Plan For The Future?
No one likes to think about the possibility of their own disability or the disability of a loved one. However, as we'll see below, the statistics are clear that we should all plan for at least a temporary disability. Disability planning is one area where we can give each and every person and family … [Read more...] about Planning for Disability – The Good, The Bad and The Necessary