Personal Business Records Organization Tips

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Hawkins Law PC.

Few people manage their personal business records properly, so this article gives record-keeping tips.

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 2)

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

We wrote tips in our most recent article for people who want to sell their homes without realtor assistance (see recommendation to always hire a realtor in Part 1 of this article series). In this article, we describe some of the things that a seller can expect in a real estate sale transaction. If a […]

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Don’t Short-Circuit Your Estate Plan

Posted on October 4, 2016 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] If a person has made a will, a power of attorney, an advance health care directive, or a trust, the person may think that those documents create a dependable estate plan. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that an estate plan includes every kind of […]

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Buying, Selling, and Mortgaging Your Home – Part 1

Posted on July 18, 2015 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] You have probably heard that “a man’s house is his castle.” Many people invest more money in their homes than in all of their other assets. This article begins a two-part series on basic information and precautions that ordinary people should know about buying and […]

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Tax Sale Properties – A Great Deal?

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] So, you  just bought a nice little house in the country for $2,000 at the county tax sale. “Wow!” You think. “I can’t believe I bought this property for next to nothing! What a deal!!!” Did you really get a great deal? Maybe…or maybe not. […]

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Joint Bank Accounts & Other Property Transfers To Survivors – Part 2

Posted on April 18, 2015 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] This article concludes a two-part series of about joint bank accounts and other kinds of asset co-ownership (click here to read Part 1). Joint Accounts – Name Sequence Some people mistakenly think that it makes a difference whether someone’s name appears first or second on […]

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Joint Bank Accounts & Other Property Transfers To Survivors – Part 1

Posted on April 13, 2015 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] This article is the first part of a two-part series of about joint bank accounts and other kinds of ownership of bank accounts and investments (Click here to read Part 2). We have seen many avoidable cases of error, fraud, and abuse over the years. […]

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Property Boundaries Can Shift – Where are Your Property Lines?

Posted on March 8, 2015 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] You wake up one morning to the sound of a lawn mower running just outside your window and discover that your neighbor is mowing your lawn. Should your response be: a.) thank your neighbor for this random act of kindness; b.) offer to pay your […]

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Estate Planning: Avoiding Confusion

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Many people who think of “probate” or an “estate” think of heirs arguing over a deceased person’s wealth. Thankfully, most estates are not contested and they lack Hollywood-style drama. Estate disputes usually involve unclearly worded wills or inconsistent statements about estate plan intentions from the […]

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Estate Planning Issues for Remarried People

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Divorce and remarriage causes many estate plan complications. This article describes asset problems that some remarried couples encounter and suggests ways to avoid or reduce the hardships of those problems. A remarried person’s spouse and children may differ about who should receive the person’s assets […]

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