Dear Clients and Friends, Many people are exchanging money these days with new, electronic payment options such as Venmo, PayPal and Zelle. These online and app-based services make it easy to pay a friend for dinner or a roommate for half of this month’s bills. Many … [Read more...] about Should you accept Venmo, PayPal & Zelle?
Dear Clients and Friends, Many persons only get around to having a documented estate plan at the proverbial last minute, i.e. elderly and seriously ill. Others may write a simple will when they’re young but then fail to review or update it until something happens that makes … [Read more...] about Estate planning and one’s added peace of mind
Dear Clients and Friends, It’s generally understood that U.S. courts can’t decide questions of religious law. After all, the 1st Amendment forbids the government from getting involved in religious affairs. A recent Michigan case shows, though, that courts can enforce valid … [Read more...] about Judge can enforce marriage pact despite religious element
Dear Clients and Friends, A lot of us like to save money, and a good way to do that is by learning how to do something yourself instead of paying a professional a premium. That’s why you might go on YouTube to find a good how-to video for changing out a light switch, replacing … [Read more...] about “Do-It-Yourself” prenups may not be your best option
Dear Clients and Friends, The home market is still hot, but that doesn’t mean sellers can be demanding prima donnas. Certain mistakes can turn buyers off, cost you thousands of dollars, or even squash a deal altogether. Here are some of the top things that could dissuade … [Read more...] about Seven things sellers do that can kill a sale
Dear Clients and Friends, If and when you consider backing out of a real estate purchase agreement we suggest you consider the points set forth in this memo. Standard real estate contracts contain inspection and mortgage contingencies that allow buyers a limited amount of … [Read more...] about Escrow cancellation considerations