If you want your assets to go to certain individuals once you are gone, one way to do to this is to set up a will and trust. The will explicitly states your wishes, while the trust passes your assets to the intended beneficiaries. Having these items in place helps your assets bypass probate so that more money stays in the pockets of your heirs. When you set up a trust, you designate a trustee for the account.
13 October 2016
If you have a blended family, a will is going to be one of the most important documents you will have made. You and your spouse will need to make sure that all of your property, both what you have obtained together as well as anything your brought into the marriage, goes where you want it after you are both gone. The following are some things to think about when making out a will for a blended family:
14 September 2016
If you have ever worked for a bully, you know how demeaning and frustrating that experience can be. Then, after dealing with unfair treatment for months, if not years, your boss fired you. If you feel that your firing was unfair, consult with a lawyer about suing your former employer. If you are patient and determined, you can win if the proof is on your side. Temporal Proximity One way to prove you were unfairly fired is to prove temporal proximity.
27 June 2016
The loss of a loved one can be all the more difficult if it was the result of someone else's negligence on the job. In this case, you may need to file a wrongful death claim to ensure you are properly compensated for your loss. While such a claim won't bring back your loved one, the funds can help you through the difficult time – especially if you are inundated with funeral costs or lost income.
8 June 2016
Once you have been approved to receive Social Security Disability payments for your medical condition, you may want to return to work at some point. Social Security Disability was put in place for people who are unable to work due to their medical condition, so you may be surprised to learn that you can work while still receiving a monthly monetary payment. The Social Security Administration (SSA) does have some provisions in place that could allow you to do a limited amount of work, if your medical condition allows it.
19 February 2016
If you are serving as the executor of an estate, it is your responsibility to ensure that all of the beneficiaries receive their inheritances. However, if one or more of the beneficiaries has passed away before you could distribute the assets, you have to determine who is the new beneficiary. To help you identify who is the beneficiary, it is important to know the special rules that apply to this situation.
2 December 2015
At some point in time or another, everyone has lost someone close to them. However, losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence can make things even more difficult for you to deal with. If you or someone you know lost someone due to a wrongful death, there are certain things you need to know to make sure you don't end up losing out on the compensation you deserve in your case.
12 November 2015