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Grandparents Have Rights, Too

  Grandparents can play an important role in the development of their grandchildren. Unfortunately, the relationship between grandchildren and their grandparents is sometimes overlooked in a divorce or other custody-related proceeding. For example, a husband or wife who harbors hostile feelings toward his or her spouse may cut-off communications with his or her spouse’s parents, … Continue Reading

Asset Protection Planning

Author:  David L. Cleveland, Esq. Asset Protection Planning: Transferring Assets to Your Spouse Asset protection planning is essential in today’s litigation oriented society. While being involved in a law suit is not quite as certain as death and taxes, it is as foreseeable as being involved in a traffic accident or a failed business deal. … Continue Reading

Benefits of Seller Carry Financing

Co-Author:  Oliver E. Frascona, Esq. When selling real estate, an owner may realize its equity by receiving cash or by “carrying” a note. Because mortgage interest rates exceed interest rates banks pay on deposits, there can be a significant financial advantage of carrying one’s equity, rather than taking it in cash at closing upon the … Continue Reading

Plain Language Title Insurance

I am about to purchase my first home. When my sister bought a home, she had problems with a repairman of the previous owner who filed a $2,000.00 mechanic’s lien after her closing. Her title insurance company told her that she wasn’t insured against the lien, but her bank said that it had coverage. How … Continue Reading

Child Support: Myths and Reality

Child support is an area of law which generates more myths than almost any other area of family law. Dispelling the myths encourages resolution of support issues with a minimal amount of adversarial attorney involvement. Whether you need to assess your own child support situation or the financial condition of someone who is making claims … Continue Reading

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