So you’ve finally make the decision to plan your estate and assets, but now you’re faced with trying to decide which tool, or instrument, is best suited for your particular needs. There are more than a dozen different estate planning tools, each of which has its own unique purpose. From last wills and living wills to living trusts and revocable trusts, trying to distinguish between the different tools can be challenging to say the least.
As part of the sale or purchase of real estate, you might be faced with the need to have a signing agent notarize certain paperwork in order to make the documents legally binding; there are also some notarization requirements when handling loan documents for your home and other transactions. There are several advantages to having a signing service perform specific tasks on your behalf, especially from a convenience standpoint. Here’s what you need to know about using a signing service to increase productivity.
If you’ve received a structured settlement as part of a personal injury or accident case, you may not find the ongoing periodic payments convenient for your lifestyle. There is a range of reasons you might prefer a lump sum pay out of all or a designated amount of the structured settlement amount. You might face unexpected expenses, the need to make home repairs or want to invest in education. It may be possible to sell all or part of your structured settlement, but there are a few factors to consider before you make the decision. (more…)