Family Law

Important Differences Between Wills and Trusts

Important Differences Between Wills and Trusts

Sometimes people use these two terms interchangeably, when they are both distinct entities with their own characteristics. While a trusted estate planning attorney can help you understand the differences and help you create both, we’d like to go over the differences...

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Is Your Business Divorce Proof?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022. The divorce rate is higher for business owners than in the general population. In fact, studies show that divorce among entrepreneurs ranges...

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Issues With a “Gray Divorce”

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Divorce rates among people 50 and older are booming. This so-called “gray divorce” phenomenon (referring to people over 50 facing divorce as opposed to...

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Spousal Inheritance of Real Estate

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Monday, November 8, 2022. If you are married but don’t have a will, you may wonder: Does my spouse automatically inherit all my real estate in the event I die? You may assume this to be...

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What is a Financial Power of Attorney?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. You may already know that a power of attorney is a legal document specifying a person you trust to make specific decisions on your behalf if and when you are...

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How Long Will My Divorce Take?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2020. This will vary widely from case to case. Generally, it can take between six months and a year for a divorce to become final. And that’s for an uncontested...

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Rhode Island: Specific state laws for divorce

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP on Monday, April 23, 2018. You've been married for a few years, and from the beginning, you thought it might have been a bad decision. You found your spouse in over his head in debt, and you...

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What are the steps of adoption?

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The decision to adopt isn't something you should take lightly. There are benefits and downsides to adoption, all of which require you to consider them carefully....

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Childhood divorces can have negative impacts: Be aware

On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Friday, February 16, 2018. When your children are very young, you may think it's the best time to get a divorce. Your kids won't remember as much, and it's less likely to affect their...

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Growing divorce rates lead to larger American families

When you get a divorce, it divides your family and can mean you lose some family members. That's short-lived, though, if you end up getting remarried, according to a news article. Divorce is actually responsible for making American families bigger than ever, growing...

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