Entries by Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC

Deed Transfers Between Acquaintances: Ensuring Every Detail is Legally Sound

Property transactions between acquaintances, whether involving the sale, gift, or transfer of deeds, demand careful attention to legal intricacies. Deed transfers between acquaintances can encompass a variety of scenarios, each with its own set of considerations. A skilled real estate attorney can help ensure every detail is legally sound in a deed transfer between acquaintances. […]

Pets And Leases: Navigating ‘No Pet’ Clauses and Emotional Support Animals

Leasing a property comes with a multitude of considerations, and for many individuals, the question of accommodating pets can be a significant factor. Finding a harmonious balance between ‘No Pet’ clauses and the rights of tenants with Emotional Support Animals (ESA) is essential for fostering a fair and accommodating rental environment.  While landlords have the […]

Why Planning for Incapacity Is Essential

It’s human nature to avoid spending mental energy thinking about things that make us uncomfortable or are particularly challenging. One such topic that fits into these categories is the idea of being so ill or experiencing some sort of medical emergency that a person is no longer able to care for or even make decisions […]

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

Those born between the mid-1940s through the mid-1960s are at a critical point in their life today. Most of these baby boomers have stopped working entirely or are nearing retirement age, and many are thinking about what will come next in their third act of life. For these people and their families, estate planning is […]

How to Discuss Your Estate Plan Goals with Your Loved Ones

Discussing your estate plan goals with loved ones is a proactive and considerate step toward fostering trust and unity within your family. By approaching the conversation with transparency, empathy, and a focus on shared values, you can handle this essential dialogue with grace and ensure that your estate plan reflects the collective well-being of your […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Estate Planning

As we roll into 2024, there are surely dozens of potential items that could be added to your New Year’s resolution list, many likely related to your health. From working out more to eating better, getting healthy doesn’t have to end at your waistline. Instead, you should also be thinking about getting your finances in […]

Strategies to Avoid Challenges to Your Estate Plan

Planning an estate is a significant undertaking that involves thoughtful consideration of your assets, beneficiaries, and wishes. But even with a carefully crafted estate plan, challenges can arise. To ensure the seamless transfer of your legacy, it is important to consult an experienced estate planning attorney and pursue strategies that minimize the risk of disputes […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Signing a Real Estate Contract

Signing a real estate contract is a significant step in the home buying or selling process. It’s a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of the transaction. You should be aware of the do’s and don’ts when entering into a contract to ensure a smooth and successful real estate deal. To stay […]

The Dangers of Speeding Commercial Trucks

The trucking industry has established an unfortunate reputation for speeding and truck accidents due to financial and employment-based incentives that prioritize delivery times over safety. These are entirely preventable accidents that result in thousands of fatal and injury crashes each year.  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “Speed” was the most frequent […]