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
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
Most of us have heard of Defamation or Slander or used the words, but people don’t know legal nuances of what these words mean. There are varying types of defamation and slander that differ from one another. Merriam-Webster defines defamation as “the act of communicating false statements about … [Read more...] about Defamation, what is it?
We plan to go on vacation. We plan to have dinner with friends. But when it comes to planning for how we will be taken care of as we advance in age, many of us prefer not to think about it, believing it will somehow all work out. Unfortunately, when it comes to long term care … [Read more...] about The Importance of Planning Ahead
If you are a real estate investor and frequently buy and sell real estate, you must know about §1031 exchanges. A transaction structured as a §1031 exchange can defer taxable gains on certain real estate sales. Sometimes referred to as like-kind exchanges, a §1031 exchange allows a person to sell … [Read more...] about Buy and Sell Real Estate? You Must Know About 1031 Exchanges
In general, an uncontested divorce is a better option than a contested divorce so long as there is not a disparity of power or abuse in the relationship. Uncontested divorce requires that both parties want a divorce and are also in agreement as to the resulting issues. Both parties must agree to the … [Read more...] about The Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike Attorneys at Law (SBWP) is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand image and website today. The logo represents the firm’s strength in protecting the rights of its clients in serious legal matters. The column in the center signifies that strength and … [Read more...] about Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike Debut New Brand, Launch New Website