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Using a Lawyer Referral and Information Service
It can be stressful and sometimes frightening to encounter a legal problem, especially if you have never had experience with lawyers and the justice system. You might need legal advice, counseling or representation, but don't know where to search for the right lawyer.
People who face this problem make up the thousands who call Lawyer Referral and Information Services (LRIS). A Lawyer Referral and Information Service is an organization or agency that refers potential clients to qualified lawyers who can help them. Read Full Article
As the economy continues to struggle, we are seeing an alarming rise in foreclosures. As a homeowner, your dream of owning a home could turn into your nightmare - especially if you are facing foreclosure. When unforeseen situations affect your ability to pay your mortgage in a timely manner, or if you are at risk of losing your home, mortgage loss mitigation can help.
Loss mitigation is the process of reducing or restructuring a home loan to reflect current market value or the owner's ability to pay. Loss mitigation can be taken on by a lender or an attorney that works in your best interest. Attorneys that handle loss mitigation can negotiate with lenders to restructure your mortgage, so you can afford your monthly payments. Read Full Article
Wills and trusts could be one of the most important documents you will ever sign. A will protects your assets and most importantly, your family. Once you make a will, you might store it in a safe deposit box or hand over a copy to your attorney and just forget about it. Keep in mind though, that reviewing and updating your will can be critical to making sure your family and financial goals are met after you die.
Think about your will like it is your car. Just like your car, your will needs regular maintenance to work effectively. And just as your car mechanic would help make sure your car runs smoothly, an estate planning attorney can help make sure changes your will reflects life changes and circumstances. Read Full Article
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