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How to Choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer - Werner Law Firm

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Bankruptcies largely affect individuals and households – only about three percent of bankruptcies today are incited by businesses, compared to 13 percent in 1980. While bankruptcies have been on a decline since 2011, as the country began to recover from the devastating effects of the financial crisis, 772,646 cases of bankruptcy were filed in the

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8 Key Signs You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer - Werner Law Firm

8 Key Signs You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury lawyers specialize in representing clients who have not been properly compensated for their injuries, either because of the long-term implications of their injuries, an insurer who refuses to pay, underinsurance, unclear liability, or other complex legal issues. While accidents are always harrowing, particularly when a person narrowly escapes with their life and suffers

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Here's Why a Basic Will Is Not Enough - Werner Law Firm

Here’s Why a Basic Will Is Not Enough

When it comes to estate planning, the complexity of your estate plan should generally match the complexity of your estate. It’s true that smaller and simpler estates call for smaller and simpler plans – but there’s more to estate planning, inheritance, and legacy management than a basic last will and testament. In most cases, you

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Options for How to Title Your Property - Werner Law Firm

Options for How to Title Your Property

When formulating an estate plan, the ultimate goal is to effectively transfer one’s wealth to any and all surviving loved ones, at a minimal cost both emotionally and financially. For many families, the most valuable and important part of the estate is its real estate. For some this is the family home, for others, it

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What to Do When You're Disinherited - Werner Law Firm

What to Do When You’re Disinherited

Different circumstances can lead to a crucial family member being disinherited – being left out of the will of a deceased person. While most families only recognize these situations from the TV drama they create in the lives of A- to C-list celebrities, plenty of average families struggle with will disputes and arguments over inheritance,

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4 Issues That May Arise With Property in Probate

When real estate is part of a decedent’s assets, heirs and beneficiaries often choose to sell the home and split the proceeds. However, realtors involved in the buying or selling of homes in probate should know the potential risks involved with property in probate. 1. Negotiations Include More Parties Negotiating the price of a probate

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