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Different Types of Contingencies in a Home Purchase Agreement

If you are a buyer and have found the perfect home for your family, the seller will ask you to make an offer on their property. Generally, the offer is presented through a contract, known as a home purchase agreement. This document holds great importance during the home buying process as it outlines many critical points that directly affect the outcome of the real estate transaction. The standard home purchase agreement includes a list of conditions that are required to be fulfilled before the deal is closed. It covers issues such as insurance,... Read more

Common Situations Where Post-Divorce Modifications are Needed

After a divorce has been finalized, there are some situations where an ex-spouse may request the court to modify the terms of decree due to their changed circumstances. You, being the receiving spouse, may be able to prove to the court that you need additional monetary support in order to meet the average standard of living and fulfill the needs of your children. The court will review your case, evaluate how the circumstances have rendered the current alimony and child support insufficient, and decide whether to accept your appeal. Here are a f... Read more

Understanding the Ins and Outs of a Real Estate Purchase Agreement

When you finally come across a house you want to buy, you will likely make an offer to the seller to purchase the home. Once they accept your offer, both the parties will want to enter a real estate contract, known as the Real Estate Purchase Agreement, that will act as a preliminary form of the deal. If you live in a state where involvement of an attorney is necessary in a real estate transaction or even if it isn’t, you may want to hire one to review the contract and ensure there are no legal implications down the road whatsoever. The Eleme... Read more

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Out-of-Court Divorce Settlements

Is ADR the Right Option for you? Divorce doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out process. There are several other options available to couples to settle matters peacefully, without taking the case to family court. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a great way of saving yourself from the stress and emotional damage that divorces sometimes cause. Not only that, ADR allows couples to dramatically reduce the impact of divorce on the children and their future. What is ADR? The term Alternative Dispute Resolution refers to a set of techniques us... Read more