Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law

September 2018 Archives

Divorce settlements must be approved by the court

Many divorces are resolved out of court, which can be done through mediation, alternative dispute resolution and similar methods. Some individuals don't realize that the court will still have to approve the settlement before it is finalized. One reason for this is that the court needs to determine whether the agreement was negotiated in a fair manner.

Guardianships are important components in some estate plans

A guardianship is a very important tool for parents who are worried about what is going to happen to their children if both parents pass away. This is a frightening prospect for many parents, but it is one that shouldn't be ignored. Here are a few points to remember about guardianships:

Does that piece of property go through probate?

When figuring out how to distribute your property after your death, one of the first things you may need to look at is whether a certain piece of property will go through probate as it is currently titled. You may also need to consider whether you want a particular piece of property to go through probate as a way to distribute it to the person you wish to receive it.

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