Dear Clients and Friends, A bill pending in Congress would approve the use of remote online notarizations, making it easier to close on houses even if you cannot meet in person. The measure, called the “Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization … [Read more...] about Bill pending in Congress would allow remote online notarizations
Dear Clients and Friends, If you’re like most people, you don’t like to contemplate your own mortality. After all, you’re enjoying life and if you’re in your 50s, 60s or even 70s, that’s not really considered very old these days. That feeling is why so many older Americans … [Read more...] about When and how to talk to your adult children about your finances
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, A buyer who discovered that her new house was contaminated with mold can sue the seller, even though the house was purchased “as is” and the seller specifically said there might be mold in it, according to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Catherine … [Read more...] about Selling a property “as is” still requires an honest seller
Dear Clients and Friends, Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, where parties attempt to resolve their differences without going to court. It implies deliberation that results in solutions that may or may not be accepted by the parties. Whether your dispute … [Read more...] about Are mediation agreements enforceable?
Dear Clients and Friends, The moral of this message is that one should talk with their family law attorney about any written or unwritten agreements made with your spouse in the context of a divorce. As you will see below - even if you have signed a contract it may be … [Read more...] about Husband allowed to renege on promise to pay grown kids’ rent