By: Dustin Humphrey Not long ago, I had an older woman walk into my office to inquire about a power of attorney. Her husband had recently passed and she was wondering if her son could help her if she needed it. I asked if she had any estate planning documents, and she responded, “Oh, yes,” and … [Read more...] about Why You Should Get a Second Opinion on Your Estate Plan
By: Terry Bennett In a number of estates we sadly see where a loved one, who is usually a child, has been given a Power of Attorney and has depleted the probate estate through transfers to themselves. This is seems to often happen to physically incapacitated persons. What does the law have to say … [Read more...] about Depletion of Mother’s Account
By: Terry Bennett Would you consider buying a home that was thought to be haunted? What about a home where a murder occurred? Properties like these are called stigmatized properties. A stigmatized property could be a house thought to be haunted, a house where a murder, suicide or violent crime … [Read more...] about Selling a Haunted House
By: Mike Pike I just met with a man who needed an attorney badly. The only problem is, he needed an attorney several years ago and this was our first meeting. Unfortunately, this person procrastinated and now it is too late for him to do much of anything legally. The best lawyer in the world … [Read more...] about Do you have a Possible Legal Issue? Don’t Wait.
We all know phones can be a bad thing in the car as they cause distractions and even wrecks. But did you know that the same phone could also serve as the greatest tool in your car in case you do wreck? While the attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike certainly don’t condone using your … [Read more...] about Why You Should Drive with Your Smartphone
By: Mike Pike The Associated Press reported this week that fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million. More than 3,000 people have fallen for … [Read more...] about WATCH OUT FOR THIS SCAM
In divorce or child custody cases, often a judge must decide which parent shall have custody of minor children. I often have clients assert that since their child is a certain age, he or she can chose where to live. There seems to be a widely held belief in some specific age at which the child gets … [Read more...] about Can my Child Choose Which Parent to Live with?
By: Dustin Humphrey It’s nice when neighbors get along, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Conflicts between neighbors can make property ownership quite unpleasant. Our attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike often see neighbors go to war over boundary and property line … [Read more...] about FAQ: Boundary and Property Line Disputes
The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike were pleased to see partner Terry Bennett featured as Monday's Man in this week’s News Enterprise. Terry’s dedication to his clients and passion for serving others is certainly something to be admired. As Terry says, “There’s nothing greater … [Read more...] about Terry Bennett Featured as News Enterprise Monday’s Man