Things can be confusing after a loved one passes away. Many people never give the probate process a second thought until they are facing it themselves. While probate laws and rules vary from place to place, the process shares some common steps for almost everyone. Take a look at this step-by-step quick and simple guide to help you get through probate after a death.
File the Will and Open Probate
If you have a child and are thinking about a divorce, one of the biggest issues will be custody of your child. If you want full custody, but your partner decides that he or she wants joint or full custody, you may be in for a legal battle. The following are a few things you should know.
Awarding sole custody to a mother is not always in the best interest of the child
Setting up a trust is one of the most common ways to transfer assets to family members, charitable organizations, and other parties. It's important, however, to understand what the different types of trusts are and how they can be used. Here is what a trust attorney would likely tell you about these issues.
Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts
One of the most basic questions about a trust is whether it can be changed.
During the course of an ordinary chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are not likely to encounter a lot of correspondence from your bankruptcy trustee. To better understand how to handle things when you do hear from them, read on for some tips.
Your trustee doesn't work for you; they work for themselves and the federal government. They are put in charge of your bankruptcy and they are paid a flat fee for doing so.
Parenting agreements are the new catch-all term used to describe several child-centered issues during divorce. Everything from child custody and visitation to child support falls into the parenting agreement bucket. In most cases, great care must be used when creating the plan because they are often difficult to alter. When one parent is jailed for a long time, you might want to understand how it affects your parenting agreement. Read on for some guidance on what to expect.