It is open enrollment season and one of the benefits your employer is offering is legal insurance. Should you sign up for it? The answer to that question, like many other legal questions, is – it depends. Before making your decision, here are some questions to ask. What exactly is covered? All … [Read more...] about Should I get legal insurance?
Timeshares are a popular piece of property for people who enjoy vacationing. But timeshares can create complications when it comes to estate planning. If you have a timeshare you need to consider how it will be handled in the event of your death. You may have some options in how to handle the … [Read more...] about Leaving a Timeshare to a Loved One
A thorough and complete estate plan must take into account a significant amount of information about your assets, your family, your property, and your wishes during and after your life. When you schedule your Personal Strategy Session at Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. you are asked to complete a client … [Read more...] about Preparing to Meet With an Estate Planning Attorney
You want your money and property to go to your loved ones when you die, not to the courts, lawyers or the government. Unfortunately, unless you’ve taken the proper estate planning steps your heirs could lose a sizable portion of their inheritance to probate court fees and expenses. A … [Read more...] about Living Trusts & Probate Avoidance
As a child of a senior citizen, you are faced with many choices in helping to care for your parent. You want the very best care for your mother or father, but you also have to take into consideration your personal needs, family obligations and finances. When choosing a caregiver for a loved one, … [Read more...] about 8 Things to Consider When Selecting a Caregiver for Your Senior Parent
As the population grows older, many elders must face the difficult challenges of aging, such as declining health, long-term care planning, asset protection and other financial concerns. The practice of elder law is designed to assist seniors with meeting these challenges and give them peace of mind … [Read more...] about What is Elder Law?
Most people think of marriage as a declaration of love and commitment, not as a legal contract that defines the financial and familial obligations of each party. That is, until they start negotiating a divorce settlement and discover their state’s policy on the division of marital property and … [Read more...] about Prenup Considerations Before You Say I Do
Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that allows parties to seek a resolution for their conflict without the time, expense, and uncertainty of a court trial. Parties work with a mediator, who is a neutral third party. Usually, mediators have received some training in … [Read more...] about Mediation: Is It Right For You?
While the vast majority of adoptions involve adults adopting children, all states have laws that permit “adult adoption,” in which a person 18 or older is adopted by another adult as mutually agreed by the parties. Some states may restrict adult adoptions to cases where the person being adopted is … [Read more...] about Adopting a Grown-Up: Top Three Reasons for Adult Adoption