Find out what lawyers can do for you while you’re in the midst of a real estate transaction.
If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, you’ve probably already found a reputable real estate agent and mortgage officer. However, it’s possible you’ve overlooked the need for a lawyer to help handle the finer points of your real estate transactions. Plus, your legal aid needs don’t end once you have the keys to your new home in hand. A good real estate law firm can guide you through the entire estate planning process. Here are just a few things that your estate lawyer can do in addition to your real estate transactions:
Draft Legal Documents Accurately
If you’ve ever tried to write your own legal motions or other legal documents, you probably know how difficult it can be to wield the industry lingo to its desired effect. Your real estate lawyer can prepare deeds or foreclosure statements during your purchase or sale process. In addition to real estate transactions and contracts, your estate lawyer can assist you in drafting a living will or living trust to ensure your assets are protected in the event of your disability or death.
Long after the dust has settled on the purchase price of your home, your estate lawyer can handle negotiations and estate transactions that you simply don’t have the time, energy, or expertise to tackle. Your lawyer can defend a contested will in probate court or argue for legal guardianship of dependents with an authority you can’t hope to match on your own.
Whether you’re renting out your previous home or moving into a new apartment, your real estate attorney can be a valuable asset to the process. Your attorney can help draft a new rental or lease contract or alert you to legal liabilities of certain maintenance issues or building conditions. You can call upon their expertise to negotiate deposits, conditions, and terms of any rental or lease agreement you’re considering.
Protect Your Interests During Litigation
In a perfect world, every legal and real estate transaction goes smoothly and without a hitch. In this world, though, sometimes you need a representative to look out for you. Whether during probate hearings or the real estate transaction process, your estate lawyer will put his or her legal expertise to work defending your interests during intense legal battles.
Handle Your Business Law Needs
If part of your estate includes a self-owned business, your estate lawyer can ensure that the interests of the business are represented in any legal conflict pertaining to the estate.
Appleby Healy Attorneys at Law can offer assistance in any of these areas to make sure your interests are adequately represented during estate transactions. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.