A lawyer is a person who can give legal advice, draft contracts, help with lawsuits, anything related to the law. Many people don’t consult with a lawyer when they should. Take advantages of the services of a lawyer, depending on your situation. When buying property, writing a will or trying to untangle your taxes, a lawyer can be a great help.
A husband says his wife has a pending sales contract her home and her ex-husband's divorce attorney has placed a lien on the home for attorney's fees. The husband wants to know how to deal with the lien, which is a claim to the property. The best be would be talking to the couple's real estate attorney.
When you buy a home, what does the seller have to tell you as part of seller disclosure? Does seller disclosure include rotten neighbors who are noisy and disruptive? Does a buyer in such a situation have recourse? You should contact a real estate attorney to understand seller disclosure laws for your area.
When you're selling a home and you have two mortgages, you have to work with both mortgage lenders. Your mortgage lenders are among the parties who negotiate a short sale. If one of the lenders who negotiates the short sale does not agree, the short sale may not occur. Second lien holders such as PMI companies or HELOC lenders want to recoup some of their money and may scuttle a short sale if they're not included.
A woman married to a widower wants to put her name on the title of her husband's home and delete his late wife's name. She can add her name to the title using a quit claim deed. But, because the home is pre-marital property, the husband may not want to add his wife to the title so the property can be passed down to his heirs.
When you sign a quit claim deed to give a property to your children, your children will have the original cost basis of the property. The original cost basis may result in your children having to pay higher taxes when they go to sell the property. If your children want to sell your home and give you the proceeds to support yourself they'll first have to pay taxes due on the sale. Learn how the taxes on such a home sale would be calculated and whether the sale affects Medicaid benefits. Timely estate planning can help you avoid these kinds of dilemmas.
A former condo owner describes losing his condo to foreclosure and asks how defaulting on a home equity line of credit will affect his credit score. Will defaulting on a HELOC affect his credit score after the condo foreclosure? What are the ramifications of a foreclosure on credit and obtaining credit in the future?