Everyone hopes that their death is a far-flung theoretical 'someday'—and for most of us most of the time, that's true. But that means now is the best time to begin the estate planning process: when you're not staring over the edge of something scary and stressful, and when you can have practical discussions with your loved ones in a way that isn't especially emotionally charged. If you haven't yet made any plans for your estate, here's what you need to know to get started.
Having a family can be a highly fulfilling and gratifying part of your life. Sadly, various things can cause families to break up, leading to contentious legal feuds. If you're going through a divorce, you need to prepare for whatever will come your way. Whether it's about child support and custody, adoption or sharing of assets, having an in-depth understanding of family law is imperative to the success of your case.
When the death of a loved one is due to the negligence or intentional act of another party, the unexpected loss can be difficult to bear. Along with the overwhelming pain comes the difficult task of filing a wrongful death claim.
And since you're going through a particularly stressful time, you may miss a few things that could jeopardize your case. Take a look at some of the common mistakes you should avoid when filing a wrongful death claim.