Monthly Archives: March 2023
Understanding The Types Of Joint Property Ownership
When you buy property, the property may not just be yours. The title may also include names of others such as family members, friends, or business partners. Know that the way in which a real estate owned by multiple people is titled can have significant legal consequences. When it comes to how property is… Read More »
What Happens To A Timeshare In Probate?
Usually, in probate court, if there is any fighting, dispute, or contest, it is over who gets what—that is, multiple people fighting over who gets limited inheritances. But every now and then, beneficiaries are left something through a will or estate plan that they don’t want. Sometimes, that can be a timeshare. Problems With… Read More »
What To Do When You Are Appointed As A Guardian
If you are close with someone of advancing age or have family members of advancing age, you should not be surprised if one day you are appointed as their guardian. Maybe you expected this to happen—hopefully, you had discussions about accepting this appointment if need be—but sometimes we find that obligation thrust on us… Read More »
Can You Be Bound By Agreements You Don’t Sign?
Can you be bound to, and obligated to follow, a contract that you didn’t sign? That may seem counterintuitive, and even non-lawyers know that to be bound to a contract, you have to have signed it or agreed to it. However, in real estate law, things are a little different. In real estate law,… Read More »
Appearing in Court in Underwear: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Virtual Court Hearings
Michelle Gilbert Garcia is the founder of the Gilbert Garcia Group and has managed the firm’s expansion into probate, estate planning, guardianship, business transaction and corporate law, and oversees Sapphire Title & Escrow Company, launched in 2015. Michelle’s article, Appearing in Court in Underwear: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Virtual Court Hearings, appeared… Read More »
Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2022
Amy Kiser is a partner with Gilbert Garcia Group. She joined the firm in 2013, bringing years of experience representing clients in real estate and corporate transactions, probate, and estate planning. As partner, Amy’s article, Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2022, appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of the ALFN publication Angle which focuses… Read More »