Paternity

A child born to an unmarried woman is a “non-marital” child. At the time of birth, that child has only one legal parent – the mother. The biological father of the child has no legal rights unless and until paternity is established. Paternity can be established via a Voluntary Paternity
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Purchasing a Home

Buying and selling a home is a complicated matter that involves financing, contracts, and negotiation. With this in mind, prospective homebuyers will want to be sure that the entire process proceeds as smoothly as possible. Buyers who are represented by their own attorneys can feel confident that they will get
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Trusting in Yourself

A “Living Trust” is a document that provides detailed guidelines regarding how your property should be managed in the event that you become incapacitated or deceased. It involves the transfer of your investments, real estate, and other assets into the trust with yourself named as trustee, which enables you to
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Split Decision?

Divorcing couples with children must decide the matter of “placement,” which refers to where the children will live. When the children live with one parent most of the time, that parent is referred to as having “primary placement” while the other parent has “periods of placement”. Also, divorcing parents may
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All in the Execution

Those appointed executors of estates must abide by certain laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines while probating the estate of the deceased who appointed them.  It helps to have some knowledge and experience when filing a petition in probate court to have the deceased’s will validated, notifying creditors, and closing off
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Confidential Relationship

A rule called “attorney-client privilege” imposes strict restrictions regarding information a client tells an attorney. You should feel free to tell your attorney everything you know. This provision encourages clients to reveal all the potentially damaging information that they have, so that their attorneys are fully prepared. It is what
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Hard Realities of Will Software

If you are thinking about drawing up a will, you may be tempted to purchase a software product. While these products are designed to guide you through an interview with the goal of identifying your intentions, they may have limitations that render them suitable only to those with the simplest
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Exerting Your Will

Even if you decide to postpone all the decision-making that goes into developing a comprehensive estate plan, you can at least draw up a will that gets the ball rolling. A will achieves the simple goal of distributing your property as you see fit and making sure that your property
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Standing Guard

While minors are generally protected and cared for by their parents, there are times when a child may need a separate individual to attend to their legal rights. Perhaps the minor has inherited assets or no longer has a parent qualified to make legal decisions on his or her behalf.
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Get It In Writing

A written contract is considered to be more ironclad than an oral contract because it not only contains a promise made, but it also serves as its own proof of said promise. Those with proof of an oral contract may have legal grounds to pursue litigation if the promise is
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No Contest

Some individuals might attempt to contest a will in probate court. If they choose to do so, they may challenge the will on the grounds that the person who made the will, the “testator,” lacked the capacity to make a will or was unduly influenced. This challenge is usually a
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Your Civil Duty

Ours is a nation governed by law, and jury duty is the privilege and responsibility of all of us who expect a fair and impartial system of justice for everyone. Consequently, no one is excluded from jury duty, and those who serve should regard it as a chance to get
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