Time To Review Your Estate Plan

Here we go again… Another year has passed and with it came life events that may have affected your estate plan, if you in fact have one. The overwhelming truth is that far too many people don’t plan ahead and if they at one time did have the wherewithal to do so, they forget toContinue reading “Time To Review Your Estate Plan”

Are You A Tenant Moving Out? What You Need To Know About Security Deposits

Lately, I have been getting requests regarding terminating a tenancy. What is a tenant to do when facing the end of their lease or if there’s a desire either by the landlord or tenant to terminate the lease early? More importantly, and the most frequently asked question on this matter:  what’s going to happen toContinue reading “Are You A Tenant Moving Out? What You Need To Know About Security Deposits”

Why You Should Regularly Check Your Credit Report

We use credit for almost everything these day – when renting an apartment, financing a large-scale purchase like a car, or simply buying groceries at the supermarket. But you may not be aware of the fact that all of your credit transactions are recorded and compiled – and that landlords and employers frequently check anContinue reading “Why You Should Regularly Check Your Credit Report”

You Have Rights When It Comes to Your Security Deposit

As every renter knows, a security deposit is the amount of money a landlord usually requires at the beginning of a lease, in order to protect him or her in the event that a tenant breaks the terms of a lease agreement. Depending on the terms of the lease, the security deposit is usually heldContinue reading “You Have Rights When It Comes to Your Security Deposit”

Warning: Getting Emotional Can Cost You Money

As a family law attorney, I often help people when they’re really not at their best. Especially in cases of divorce and child custody, clients are very upset, stressed about the future and unable to think clearly about their options. They frequently take actions based on their emotions that end up prolonging their case andContinue reading “Warning: Getting Emotional Can Cost You Money”

When Should a Bankruptcy Attorney Get Involved?

As in other areas of law where the courts are involved, in cases of bankruptcy, an attorney is not absolutely required. People often represent themselves in court. Many of the cases I take on are with men and women who have gone that route and been told by either the presiding judge or a trusteeContinue reading “When Should a Bankruptcy Attorney Get Involved?”