Posts Tagged ‘trust’

Spouse Passed Away Before Divorce Papers Were Signed

When you have a decree in place, the judge will sign it and your divorce will officially be accepted. However, sometimes things are not this easy. What if, when you are going through the divorce process, your spouse passed away? Now you believe that you are stuck in a situation where your case will officially… Continue reading →

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Mental Capacity Affecting Estate Planning and Wills

In a case known as Andersen v. Hunt, a settlor had established a family trust naming his children as sole remainder beneficiaries with the help of his wife. After his wife died, however, he remarried and had a serious stroke all within years of one another. After the stroke and his remarriage, he amended his… Continue reading →

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My Father Passed Away Without Leaving a Will, Now What?

If you have a parent who passed away and did not leave a will, you probably don’t know where to start settling their estate. First of all, you should know that some assets are not distributed with a will, including: life insurance proceeds real estate, bank accounts, and other assets held in joint tenancy, tenancy… Continue reading →

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Planning your Elderly Parent’s Estate

Coping with the idea of a family member passing is an emotional process that we all must deal with at some point. It can also force us to think about estate planning for the future. Who needs a will? We all do – regardless of how many or how little assets we have. Helping your… Continue reading →

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Facebook Is To Blame In This Divorce and Not Because of Infidelity

A woman is divorcing her husband because he neglected to change his relationship status to married on Facebook, the Deccan Chronicle. Her husband reportedly told the court that updating his status had simply slipped his mind, as the pair wed only two months ago. His wife pressed on with the divorce because she “couldn’t trust… Continue reading →

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Common marriage mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes; it’s only natural.  Here are some common marriage mistakes that should be avoided in order to keep peace in your relationship. ·     Listen to your spouse – give him or her 100% of your attention ·     Respect – everyone deserves it; don’t bad mouth your spouse to anyone ·     Being right –… Continue reading →

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Disclosing assets

When a couple decides to end their marriage, one of the first steps they should take is reviewing their financial status. When a spouse does not accurately disclose his or her assets, legal sanctions and severe penalties can occur. California law requires every person who is a party to divorce proceedings to declare their financial circumstances…. Continue reading →

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Are you heading for divorce?

 If you think your marriage is heading for divorce, ask yourself the following: Do you and your spouse communicate?  If the answer is no, look out.  Communication is the most important part of a marriage.  Without it, you have nothing. Compromise is very important with your partner.  You should not let issues go unresolved –… Continue reading →

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Marriage and an extramarital affair

Finding evidence that your husband is having an affair cannot be easy; it oftentimes leads a woman to a divorce attorney. Finding that your husband is cheating on you destroys the trust you once had in him; it opens up emotions you did not know you had, such as rage, betrayal and humiliation.  How do… Continue reading →

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