Personal Affairs Help Guides

What Is an Affidavit and When are They Used?
In a nutshell, an affidavit is a sworn statement that is in writing. Affidavits are usually used in a court or in negotiations. They are common in family law cases and bankruptcy cases. They are also used in civil and criminal cases, though not as often as family or bankruptcy law cases. They must be notarized and you must swear that the facts conta...
Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know
If you are overwhelmed with debt and live pay check to pay check, hoping nothing goes amiss, you are not alone. In 2016, nearly 800,000 people filed for bankruptcy so they could relieve themselves of their financial burdens and get a fresh......
Estate Planning: When to Update Your Plan and Why
If you have an estate plan already in place, then you have started off on the right path. If you do not have one yet, it is time to get one drawn up so you can have a plan in place. However, once you have your estate plan made, it is not......
Components of an Estate Plan and How to Determine What You Need
An estate plan is something that everyone should have in place. Whether you only need one estate planning document or all of them will depend on your specific situation. While you may already have one component, such as a will, it may not be......
Power of Attorney: Drafting, Reviewing, and Revoking
Giving someone authority to act on your behalf through a power of attorney is a major decision. The person who grants that authority is known as the principal or maker; the person getting the authority is known as the attorney-in-fact or......
What You Need to Know About Using Affidavits
An “affidavit” is a written statement that is considered made under oath. It is only valid when made voluntarily and without coercion. When you sign an affidavit, you are asserting that the information is true and that you have personal......
7 Reasons to Think about Estate Planning When Starting a New Business
Americans generally prefer not to think too much about what will happen to their assets and loved ones when they pass away. An estate planning survey by Harris Interactive revealed some surprising statistics about the number of adult Americans......
Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning
Death is a fact of life. Some of us die young while others live to a ripe old age. That’s one fact we simply can’t get around. Yet even while we know that someday the inevitable will happen, most of us aren’t prepared for it. Do you really want to leave your loved ones in a quandary about your estate? Wills, trusts, and estate plans aren’t just for...
How to Use Cease and Desist Letters to Protect Your Rights
The Reasons for Using a Cease and Desist Letter Cease and desist letters have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly in cases of harassment. This can be attributed to a variety of reasons, including the myriad of ways in......
How to Create a Bankruptcy Worksheet
A bankruptcy worksheet is an excellent way to organize your finances and will help you determine if filing bankruptcy is a good option for you. These instructions will explain how to create a bankruptcy worksheet using LegalNature and......