Entries by Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC

Protecting Yourself From Wire Transfer Fraud in Real Estate Transactions

Wire transfer fraud has become a prevalent threat, especially in real estate transactions. Cybercriminals employ various tactics to deceive buyers, sellers, and even real estate professionals, causing significant financial losses and emotional distress. Based on this, with vigilance, awareness, and proper protocols, you can minimize the risk of falling victim to wire transfer fraud. A […]

Understanding The Basics of Landlord-Tenant Law

Landlord-tenant relationships are an integral part of the real estate landscape, governed by a set of laws designed to protect the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Whether you are a landlord leasing out property or a tenant looking for a place to call home, understanding the basics of landlord-tenant law is needed. An experienced […]

What Happens If I Don’t Have an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is a vital aspect of preparing for the future, yet many individuals may find themselves procrastinating or overlooking this important task. If you don’t have an estate plan in place, you may be leaving a significant aspect of your life and legacy to chance. You should take the time to create a comprehensive […]

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 […]