Do You Need an Attorney to Buy or Sell a Home?

Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant events in one’s life which involves the law of real property. A real estate attorney is the only professional who is trained to deal with these special issues of practice as there are so many complexities that may arise during the process.

Even if the agents use standard forms, brokerage agreement terms between a real estate agent and a seller and/or a buyer often need a revision. Standard printed forms are certainly convenient, however agents are unable to make judgments on legal questions. An attorney is helpful in explaining these forms, and making adjustments to reflect the buyer’s and/or the seller’s expectations.

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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Foreign investors and their families have been able to obtain permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program established in 1990. EB-5 visas have many advantages: Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member. There are no language, business, or education requirements for applicants. Investors who receive a Green Card through the EB-5 program are permitted to work and live anywhere in the US. Investors who receive a Green Card can travel to and from the United States without a visa. After establishing residency in the United States, investors and their children may be able to pay lower college and university tuition rates than foreign students.

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Prenuptial Agreements for a peace of mind before marriage

Prenuptial agreement is made by a couple before they marry, and it concerns the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail. Couples who bring personal or business assets to the marriage can benefit from a prenup. It is not one of the things that come to mind when you are about to marry, but given that…

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Taxes in Bankruptcy Proceeding

In Washington, you may retain any property that falls into one of the exemptions categories if you file bankruptcy. However, there are certain debts that you will not be able to discharge even in bankruptcy, among them are certain non-dischargeable taxes, as for example, back taxes are not dischargeable unless the tax meets discharge requirements.…

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