Wills have always been the centerpiece of an estate plan, but an estate plan that contains only a will and nothing else may not be the best choice, especially when it comes to providing convenience and expediency for your beneficiaries. There are a number of legal means that can help keep some of your property out of probate, and even the best-written wills have limitations. For more information about what a will can and cannot do, read on.
Part of estate planning is choosing an executor to manage your final affairs. Whether or not you were aware of it, there are rules that govern who can serve as your executor. If you fail to choose a proper executor, your affairs might be mismanaged or there could be challenges to your final wishes. Here is what you need to know about choosing an executor. Who Cannot Be an Executor?
Children evoke strong emotions, and those going through a divorce can be especially vulnerable to issues about child custody. It's not surprising that issues that concern minor children are among the most contentious and volatile to appear in family court, and if you and your spouse are not able to decide these issues on your own a judge will decide. Family court judges use several means of evaluating the fitness of a custodial parent, but the guiding principle is always to do what is in the best interest of the child.
Most employees assume that it's their right to walk out and quit without notice if they can't take it anymore at a job, and in most cases they're right. However, in some cases employers do have the right to sue employees who quit without notice or who pursue certain job opportunities after leaving. Find out what actions could land you in hot water and what to do in case it ever happens to you.
No one expects to be injured on the job, but it happens--oftentimes when you least expect it. One minute you are doing your job, the next minute a heavy piece of equipment falls on your foot or a forklift driver hits you because they didn't see you there. Workplace injuries occur more often than you think. While you can control your own actions, you cannot predict what someone else is going to do.
Hello, I'm Christina Miller. Have you ever been fascinated with why the law works the way it does? Ever since I was in junior high, I had an intense interest in anything related to our legal system, whether it be a crime drama on television, a judge show or a legal case covered on the news. I followed it all. As time progressed, I began learning about how the actual legal system worked and not just the fictionalized version of our legal system. This has lead me to start writing my own blog posts about law that I hope will help others.