My client’s grandmother passed away without a will. Therefore, under New York law, my client should have inherited the house and the investment property of her grandmother. Unfortunately, at the time of her death, the house was owned by the grandmother and her mother, the great-grandmother.
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Have you ever experienced attempting to refinance or obtain a loan only to find there is a judgment against your name or your business? Do you believe that the judgment is erroneous? Or that the incorrect entity has been sued? Often, the business owner does not find out about the judgment until the service of a Marshal’s Notice. In these instances, the business owner either never received proper notice of the lawsuit or failed to respond to a complaint and a default judgment was entered against the business owner.
Often I get inquiries from potential clients who are in the process of employing a contractor to renovate their homes, asking if they should have a formal contract with the contractor. In a couple of instances the clients' projects were worth several hundred thousand dollars and they had no written contract with the contractor. However, the homeowners didn't feel comfortable turning over tens of thousands of dollars to the contractor at the very beginning of the project without an agreement and hence they called us.
In this economy, a lot of people either prefer to start their own business or are compelled to because of the current job market and decide to take the plunge into the realm of being a business owner. This is your window of opportunity. Wonderful! Now let's be smart about it.
Congratulations! You are purchasing your first home. It's exciting. Maybe you have been waiting for this for a longtime. You have spent several weeks, months, years looking for a house. It's the single most important and maybe the most expensive asset in your portfolio. Now you need to invest your time in getting the right team in place. So you made an offer and it was accepted what next? Here are three steps you must take to protect your most valuable asset.