Why do I need a will?
A will is a legally-binding document that lets you determine how you would like your estate to be handled upon your death. If you die without a will, there is no guarantee that your intended desires will be carried out. Having a will helps minimize any family fights about your estate that may arise, and also determines the “who, what, and when” of your estate.
Why do I need an attorney for real estate matters?
Having an attorney for all of your Real Estate matters is a crucial element to making sure your transaction goes smoothly.
For the buyer an attorney can
- Further help you understand and clarify your purchase contract, to make sure your interests are protected.
- Help you understand how you will take title.
- Be sure the title is clear.
- Work with your lender to ensure a timely loan.
- Closely review the adjustments, including taxes owing, prior to the actual closing.
- Prepare any legal documents.
- Attend the closing and review and help you clearly understand all the documents you will be required to sign.
- Ensure title insurance is in order.
For the seller an attorney can
- Review the contract and its terms and make any necessary modifications to protect your interests.
- Prepare all of the closing paperwork, including deed and power of attorney.
- If a title agent, order title and ensure it is clear.
- Deal with title issues if they occur.
- Attend the closing on your behalf if you choose to pre-sign, or review all the papers with you at closing that you will be required to sign.
- Arrange for insurance certificates if required.
- Manage and disburse earnest money if held in escrow with the attorney instead of listing office.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Feel free to give us a call at 512-756-4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.