Four Steps to Help Avoid Intra-Family Conflict After Passing

Relationships are complicated.  Familial relationships can be more so complicated than any other relationship.  Conflicts can arise between spouses, siblings, generations, and in-laws.  Intra-family conflicts can occur where a family member is favored over others or is perceived to be favored over others.  A conflict can also occur where a family member who is named… Read More »

“CO”s & “CoC”s

A seller of property must be mindful that there may be issues that rear their ugly head once in contract to sell the real property.  One such issue that is far too common is the existence of a deficient Certificate of Occupancy/Completion or open Building Permit. A Certificate of Occupancy (“CO”) is a document issued… Read More »

Selling My House With Solar Panels – Your Options

As the use and installation of solar panels in residential homes become more prevalent, we are increasingly facing the question with our clients as what to do if they decide to sell their home after solar panels have been installed. Studies have shown that homes that have solar panel systems installed tend to sell more… Read More »

The Basics of Reporting a Sale of Real Property

Reporting the sale of real property could be either really complicated or relatively simple, depending on the facts and circumstances. The type of property will also impact the manner and type of taxes that need to be paid. There may also be different tax ramifications depending on who you are selling the real property to… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts?

A trust is established by people looking to maintain control of their assets while avoiding the probate process, which is the process by which a family takes the decedent’s will to court. As part of probate, the court reviews the estate and then gives authority to distribute the decedent’s assets.

Organizational Apps That Help You Move & More!

Our practice produces many important documents for elderly clients. Clients may forget where these documents are located within their home, lose track of the documents’ location over the course of a move, or may pass on without sharing the actual documents (or their location) with their children, executor, or guardian. There are a few smartphone… Read More »

Are You Ready for Tax Season? Tips for 2016

We’re heading into the 2016 tax season. By the beginning or middle of February, you should have received all your tax statements, which might include: A W-2 from an employer; A 1099 statement from a bank or brokerage account; An SSA-1099 from the Social Security Administration; A 1099-R from a retirement investment; and A schedule… Read More »