Every marriage is not meant to last forever. No matter what the reasoning behind the divorce, it is important to have legal representation for each side. I almost lost everything because my former spouse said that he was taking care of things and that he would be fair about how the assets were divided. It took several weeks for me to find out what he was up to. It was then that I hired my own attorney and got what I deserved. You should never attempt to go through a divorce without a lawyer working on your side. On my site, I have listed several of the issues that can get overlooked if you are inexperienced with divorce documents and proceedings.
Buying property of any kind can be complicated, and having an attorney that understands the real estate process can be a great benefit to you during this time. If you have any legal issues during the sale or purchase of a property, real estate attorney services can help sort out the problem and get the transaction back on track.
Contracts and Other Paperwork
The sale or purchase of any property or land is essentially a contract between the buyer and seller that stipulates one person is relinquishing the property, and the other is taking legal possession of the property. Sometimes there are stipulations in the sale that limit the use of the property that needs to be spelled out in the contract.
Hiring a real estate attorney to help you prepare the contract or understand it if you are the buyer, can protect you during the transaction. There may be some terms that need to be in the contract to make it legally binding, and your attorney will be able to make sure that any paperwork related to the sale is completed correctly before the closing of the property.
In many cases, your lawyer will handle zoning disputes, back taxes on the property, mortgage documents, and title transfers on the property. In some states, there are specific things a lawyer is required to do during the transaction to ensure that all the legal procedures are followed, and the transfer of the property is done right. Your real estate agent will let you know if a lawyer needs to be involved in the transaction and help you get all the right people involved so that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
If you own a property or there is a dispute regarding the property you are buying or selling that ends up in court, you do not want to depend on the real estate agent you are working with to deal with the court proceeding. Your real estate attorney will represent your interests in court and fit for a resolution that will be beneficial to you.
Sometimes the court case is a formality that needs to happen for the transaction to go through, but even if the court appearance is considered a technicality, going into court prepared is the best way to ensure that the outcome will be what you want it to be.
Let your lawyer handle the court proceedings and follow their direction during the process. If you are called to testify to something, talk to your lawyer about what you can and can't say while you are on the stand.