Understanding an HOA’s purpose and obligations to owners
Today there are over 351,000 homeowner associations (HOAs) in the U.S. A steep increase from the less than 500 that existed in the 1960s. In fact, HOAs account for more than 53 percent of owner occupied homes in America.
Custody and multi-state issues
It is true that a divorce gets more complicated when there are custody issues involved. If a couple owns property in both California and Nevada and spends time in each state over the course of the year, which state handles the custody negotiations? It can depend on many factors. Here are some common questions relating to multi-state custody issues.
Does it matter where you file for divorce?
In today’s globally mobile society, some families are taking advantage of work-from-home options, telecommuting and other flexible working schedules so they can live and work from where they choose. The benefits of such schemes means people can move more freely without worrying about losing a sustainable job they love.
Financial infidelity: When people hide money
For many, hiding bank accounts is worse than cheating. Certainly, the violation of trust involved with hiding money is on par with physical cheating for a significant number of people.
Should you consider using divorce mediation?
For many years, Kate and Harrison’s marriage seemed to be going great—until it wasn’t. Now they’ve agreed that divorce is their best option. They’ve also agreed to equal custody of the children. However, they are disputing what to do with their rental property. Harrison wants to keep it, while Kate believes it would be better to sell it. There is also significant shared debt. The divorce is further complicated by a substantial number of assets to divide. Kate’s attorney has recommended the soon to be ex-couple try divorce mediation.
My Tenants Haven't Paid Their Rent, Now What?
You thought that the new tenants were going to be trouble-free. Their background check came back clean, and there were no red flags at the beginning, but they are late on the rent. What are your options at this point to collect the rent that is due, and if you can't do that, what are the steps to evict tenants? Here are the rights of landlords according to Nevada law.
What causes a business partnership to sour?
When you’re starting a business with a partner, it may seem like you two are perfectly in sync and will never have an issue with one another. The reality is that most business partners will butt heads once in a while.
The Q-TIP trust: an option for second marriages
When people think of estate planning, they automatically think of the will. It’s known for its simplicity: a listing who gets what. Life, of course, isn’t that simple. There are infinite family arrangements. Anyone who has been married more than once or who has children with more than one mother/father knows how complicated arrangements become. Trusts are a more complex form of estate planning with benefits for modern families, including provisions for how your assets are distributed.