The Legal Minute

Davis Upton Palumbo, LLC House Exceeding Expectations

What is a Restrictive Covenant?

What is a Restrictive Covenant? A Restrictive Covenant is a restriction that is placed on land that limits the uses to which that land can be put. Typically they are created by and recorded by subdivision developers to ensure that the subdivision develops in accordance with a common scheme or purpose. Types of Limitations For example, limitations on the uses that parcels in a… Read More

Who Should Consider a Prenup Agreement?

  What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A Prenuptial Agreement is an agreement entered before marriage for both parties to determine how their assets and income would be disbursed in the event of separation, divorce or death. A Prenuptial Agreement can be a very useful financial planning tool for many couples. They use this agreement for clarification purposes. Having these details worked out before marriage… Read More

How Are Lost Wages Calculated?

When I represent people in personal injury cases, they sometimes wonder what factors go into evaluating these claims.  Two major factors are considered; medical bills and lost wages. Medical Bills Most people realize that their Medical bills will be a factor in their claim. In addition, we look at the impact on your life that your injuries have caused. It is important to have documentation of… Read More

What are the Three Most Common Types of Deeds?

  What is a Deed? A Deed is defined as a legal document that conveys, confirms, alters, and/or reserves certain rights in real property. When purchasing a property, it is important to know if there are any title defects. The three types of deeds indicate different levels of warranty against these defects. General Warranty Deed  A General Warranty Deed is a deed whereby the grantor… Read More

What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

What Happens if You Die Without a Will? Many people wonder what will happen to their home if they die without a will. There are a few different scenarios depending on how the title for your home is set up. If your home is titled Tenants by the Entirety, that is when the title is in both the Husband and Wife’s name, the house will… Read More