“Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.”  Benjamin Franklin, letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789.  While death and taxes may be certain, how you are treated in your final days, and how your property is distributed after...

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Leasing, purchasing, or selling real property can seem like a daunting task. A real property transaction often involves practical, legal, and financial considerations. As such, it is important to practice care when buying, selling, or leasing property. It is a good idea to adopt a transaction checklist to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. A...

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Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, despite good intentions from both spouses, and the best way for the individuals to move on is separate, through a divorce.  A divorce is the termination of a marriage, ending the parties’ legal union.  One of our clients’ initial considerations and questions asked to us is:  How much will...

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Dear clients, colleagues and friends,   We want to take this opportunity to reach out to you in these uncertain times. It is our goal to still provide quality legal-services to you while maintaining the safety of our staff and clients. As such, we have implemented firm-wide policies to address safety and sanitation concerns. We...

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The Importance of Understanding the Agreement When buying or selling a home, one of the most important documents you will sign is the Offer to Purchase and Contract. This is a legally binding document that details the terms and conditions of the transaction, and also sets a fixed timeline for the closing. Often, the contract...

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How do you determine who receives the dependency exemption for the children?           To claim the dependency exemption the parents must be divorced or separated, have a separation agreement or have lived apart during the last six months of the year. Generally, only the custodial parent may claim the dependency exemption. Custody...

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As many of you are probably aware, the Governor has issued a stay at home order beginning today at 5 pm. As an essential business, we will remain open to serve our clients. During this time, many people will face legal challenges and be in need of services regarding issues such as divorce and child custody, estate planning, business law and real estate matters. We are here to help. In order to follow social distancing protocols, we are offering phone and video conferences and innovative solutions to sign your essential documents in a safe manner. We are all going through a difficult time and things are rapidly changing, but Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long remains here for you.