Buying Property With Friends? Nail Down Your Deal First

Posted in: Real Estate- Apr 11, 2018 Comments Off on Buying Property With Friends? Nail Down Your Deal First

Say you’re friends with another couple. Both families like to go to the lake in the summer. You find some lakefront property you both like, so you decide to buy it together. Best nail down first how your joint ownership set-up will work – a recent case shows why. Jim and Sue (names changed) were […]

Can You Reduce Probate Fees?

Posted in: Wills and Estates- Apr 10, 2018 Comments Off on Can You Reduce Probate Fees?

Yes, if you plan ahead of time. Think of probate fees as a kind of tax that must be paid when someone wants official approval to administer an estate. If you have a will, probate fees are paid when your executor asks the court to “prove” (probate) your will. This is usually necessary when your […]

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