In today’s culture, it is easy to find yourself mired in debt. A single poor decision, a sudden medical emergency, a predatory loan, a scam — all of these have the power to drop you from perfectly fine to struggling. The government realizes this and provides a valuable tool to help you recover in the […]
Wilmington Delaware Legal Blog
3 reasons to file for an adult guardianship
When your elderly parents can no longer make decisions for themselves, what should you do? Depending on the circumstances, there are a couple different options. While many elder adults include a power of attorney in their estate planning, there can be some limits to this approach. As a result, sometimes an adult guardianship is necessary. […]
Can you keep your home when you file for bankruptcy?
Many people who struggle with mounting debt do not consider filing for bankruptcy because they worry about losing their property. In fact, you can keep many assets when you file for Delaware bankruptcy, including equity in your home. Review the common bankruptcy exemptions in Delaware if you are seeking solutions for your debt. Home and […]
How is child custody determined in Delaware?
Your divorce has the potential to be a destabilizing event in your children’s lives. They are likely accustomed to living with both you and your spouse under one roof, and they may have difficulty adjusting to shuttling between two different households. To help your children feel safe and secure during this challenging time, you will […]
2 Ways to plan for your pets in your estate plan
One of the most bittersweet aspects of being a pet owner is knowing that, in most cases, humans will outlive their animal companions by many years or even decades. But while you may frequently think about – and likely dread – the day when your furry friend’s time will come, many pet owners neglect to […]
Key considerations when drafting a living will
If something sudden were to happen to you and you required medical treatment you were unable to consent to, would your loved ones know what to do? If your answer is no, you may want to devote some attention to creating a living will. What is a living will, and what might you be able […]
Does Medicaid planning make a difference?
As you near retirement, you must start planning for any health issues you may face down the road. Since long-term care costs are significant, you will want to avoid paying large sums out of pocket. Yet, because of your income and assets, you might fear that you will not qualify for Institutional Medicaid – which […]
How does Delaware enforce child support payments?
For many divorced parents, every support payment is critical for ensuring they have the financial resources to meet their children’s basic needs. Unfortunately, too often ex-partners choose not to honor their parental and legal responsibilities. When a noncustodial parent fails to meet support obligations, Delaware’s Division of Child Support Services may use a variety of […]
Is it possible to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy?
There are many myths about bankruptcy, but one of the most common is that filing for bankruptcy will leave you unable to rebuild your credit. The truth is that bankruptcy can damage your credit score and your bankruptcy filing will stay on your credit record for seven to ten years after you file. However, rebuilding […]
Many Americans weren’t taught to understand estate planning
Many Americans don’t know enough about the versatility of wills and trusts. This lack of knowledge isn’t their fault, as most Americans aren’t taught much about economic security, asset and property protection, guardianship, and the other legal security an estate plan can provide. First off, the widespread myth that an estate plan is only for […]