While wills do make the process of calculating an inheritance easier, there is more to the process than just this piece of paper. The probate process begins immediately after death. The court must approve the will, and then the estate must be inventoried and verified. Then, any debts are paid off before the distributions as detailed in the will can take place. Although the process is usually straightforward, there are situations that can hold up your inheritance, as the following guide explains. Read More»
If you and your spouse are about to be involved in a divorce, you may be slightly surprised to find out that the process is anything but quick and easy. Even uncontested divorces can take some time to accomplish, and knowing what’s in store could help relieve some of the uncertainty of the unknown. To get a quick primer on divorce, step by step, read on.
The legal separation: You should know that not every state allows couples to participate in a legal separation, but for those that do this often overlooked part of divorce can be invaluable. Read More»
Much has been done to get the word out about the dangers of drinking and driving, but many people don’t realize that texting and driving can be more dangerous than getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Many modern drivers engage in texting of some kind, but they are lucky if they have not yet been in a car accident caused by this bad behavior. Their luck will run out. Consider these tragedies that will make you never attempt to text and drive again. Read More»
Have you developed an interesting and unique product? It may be something that you cannot find on the shelves of department stores. If you have used your creativity to build a product that is innovative and useful in some way or another, it is important to patent the idea before someone else attempts to take your idea and use it as their own. There are several steps you can take ahead of time to ensure you are the one getting credit for your new invention. Read More»
Nobody ever expects their loved one to die while at work, but unfortunately some professions, such as construction, underwater welding, and oil rig working, carry a higher than normal risk of death or serious injury. If you have a loved one who has recently passed away while on their job site and feel that the company they work for is responsible for their death, it is your job to fight for justice and get the financial and medical compensation for the family left behind. Read More»