Five Terms You Should Be Aware of In Your Lease Agreement

A surprising number of people do not pay much attention to their lease agreement before they sign and commit themselves to what is a binding contract. Because of this, a surprising number of tenants (and even some landlords) will find themselves shocked to discover what their lease actually requires from them. Here are five terms you should be familiar with in your lease agreement, in case you get in a dispute with your landlord:

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Britney Spears’ Father Suspended as Conservator for Her Estate

Pop star Britney Spears successfully had her father suspended as conservator for her estate. Spears, who has been under a legal conservatorship since 2008, celebrated the victory, although she said she has “a lot of healing to do.” In the meantime, she will remain under a temporary conservatorship, until another hearing on ending the conservatorship entirely this November.

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Planning Your Estate to Account for Digital Assets

An increasingly important part of estate planning in the modern world involves a kind of property that does not exist in any physical sense. This type of property, known collectively as “digital assets,” includes a variety of personal assets that may make up a substantial part of a person’s estate. But what exactly are digital assets, and how are you supposed to make an estate plan around them? Continue reading “Planning Your Estate to Account for Digital Assets”

NY State Legislature Extends Residential Eviction Moratorium

The New York State legislature passed a bill that extends the state’s moratorium on residential evictions until January 15, 2022. The bill extends the pre-existing eviction moratorium, which has been in effect since March, 2020. The extension comes as the moratorium expired on Tuesday night August 31, 2021, which could have resulted in thousands of New Yorkers being evicted and potentially homeless. Continue reading “NY State Legislature Extends Residential Eviction Moratorium”

Are Your Advance Directives Up to Date?

One of the most essential components of any estate plan is advance directives. These documents can help protect a person’s interests in the event that they become unable to manage their own affairs. However, advance directives are not documents you can simply create and forget about.  If they are not up to date, you could face significant legal issues later on. Continue reading “Are Your Advance Directives Up to Date?”

Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended, But Problems Mount

The Biden Administration announced a new federal eviction moratorium. This moratorium will last until October 3, 2021.  This moratorium will protect many tenants from eviction until its expiration.  However, the new moratorium does not protect everyone, and concerns continue to mount about the high risk of potential homelessness once the moratorium finally expires. Continue reading “Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended, But Problems Mount”

When Should You Consider a Living Trust?

A living trust, also known as an inter vivos trust, is not the most well-known estate planning tool available. For some people, a living trust can be an essential tool for protecting their wealth and minimizing the potential problems that can arise during the probate process. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself to see if a living trust is right for you: Continue reading “When Should You Consider a Living Trust?”

Five Common Reasons for Constructive Eviction

A “constructive eviction” is the legal term for someone being chased out of their rented property due to inhospitable or inhabitable conditions. In other words, when someone has been subjected to a constructive eviction, they have effectively been kicked out of their home because it is no longer possible to live there in safety or comfort. Here are five of the most common reasons for constructive evictions: Continue reading “Five Common Reasons for Constructive Eviction”

When is it Time to Update Your Will?

There are plenty of people who have prepared their Last Will and Testament and believe they have done everything they need to do for their loved ones and secure their estate. The more time passes, the more essential it is to revisit your Will and make sure it is kept up to date. Here are just a few reasons why it might be time to update your will: Continue reading “When is it Time to Update Your Will?”

Britney Spears Seeks an End to Her Conservatorship

Britney Spears, once one of the most popular musical performers in the world, has been mostly out of the public eye for years. However, due to issues with her mental health and substance abuse, James Spears was appointed conservator for Britney in 2008 in the state of California. She is now seeking to have that conservatorship modified or ended entirely, based on allegations that her father has abused his power as her conservator. Continue reading “Britney Spears Seeks an End to Her Conservatorship”