What is a Life Estate Deed?

        A life Estate Deed is simply the transfer of the ownership of real property that is the subject of the Deed to one or more persons commonly known as the “remainderman”, while retaining ownership of a life estate in the property by the person transferring the property. The person transferring the property is the “life tenant” and simply means …

When a Personal Injury Lawsuit Turns Into a Wrongful Death Suit

Guest blogger, Philadelphia personal injury lawyer, Brent Wieand, has handled hundreds of personal injury cases in his career. In this article, Brent talks about the unique and unfortunate circumstance when a personal injury lawsuit turns into a wrongful death lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits are claims for injuries that were caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness. Personal injury claims are …

Working with an Insurance Company Following a Motorcycle Accident

If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident due to the fault of another, you will have many questions about the road that lies ahead. This is especially true if you decide that filing a personal injury claim against the person responsible is in your best interest. Enlisting the help of a personal injury attorney will …

Difference Between Power of Attorney and Successor Trustee

Even if you are young and in good health, unforeseeable accidents can arise leaving you incapable of making decisions concerning your assets, as an estate planning lawyer Memphis TN trusts can attest. In the event you pass away unexpectedly, the future of your assets will need to be addressed or else the court will decide how they will be distributed. …

Bankruptcy Law

The legal information institute at Cornell Law school defines bankruptcy law as the reduction or elimination of certain debts, that can provide a timeline for the repayment of non-dischargeable debts over time.  It also permits individuals and organizations to repay secured debt, typically debt with real estate or personal property like vehicles pledged as collateral often on terms more favorable …

Liability After a Concussion

Recently The Chicago Tribune ran a front-page story about how a suburban tackle football team had disbanded due to enough parents concerned about concussion risk that they did not have enough players to form teams. What do you do if you have a child who got a concussion while playing on an athletic team? Who may be liable? Under Illinois …

I have a mentally disabled child and he/she reaching the age 18

As any concerned parent, you are worried what is going to happen to your kid once he/age gets eighteen. Most parents worry that their kid may leave home, not continue education, may not get a job, and/or may get into a legal trouble. But, as a parent of a mentally disabled child that is reaching the age eighteen, your concern …

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Who is Liable When an Amtrak Train Derails?

Under the common-law doctrine of tort, anyone whose negligence of carelessness is directly responsible for harm to another is considered liable for any damages. If the liable and injured parties cannot reach an agreement on the matter of liability or the amount of damages owed the victim, the victim has the right to have a court and jury make such …

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Hidden Risks of Spinal Surgery after an Accident

by​ ​Krista​ ​Sherinian With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. When surgery is done near the spine and spinal cord, these complications (if they occur) can be very serious. Complications could involve subsequent pain and impairment and the need for additional surgery. The list of complications provided here is not intended to be a complete list of complications …

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Prenuptial Agreements, Part of Every Good Estate Plan

Once an uncomfortable matter to bring up, the Prenuptial Agreement is fast becoming just another check off on the pre-wedding to-do list.  Couples now marry later in life and are more likely to have accumulated assets which they wish protected.  Further, both people are more likely to have careers and want to protect their future income and investments. These factors, …