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
The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This article highlights the benefits of a comprehensive, … [Read more...] about Top Reasons Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Power of Attorney
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
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
Undue Influence is when someone pressures another in such a way that the person being influenced is not acting by their own free will; they are being coerced into taking a certain action. Undue influence often arises when a friend or family member falls ill. For example, mom has been … [Read more...] about What is Undue Influence?
We have all heard the horror stories of someone badly injured in a car wreck by a person with minimal insurance or none at all. As the victim’s medical bills mount, the negligent party’s state minimum insurance policy is quickly exhausted leaving the victim on the hook for the balance. To avoid this … [Read more...] about UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS
By: Dustin Humphrey How do you prepare for the future? Do you need a will or a trust? There are so many options these days it can often become overwhelming. Our team at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson and Humphrey wants to provide you with a basic breakdown between these two common … [Read more...] about WILLS VS. TRUSTS: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?