Last year, little baby iminurmefi was born, and while I know that there's a grace period where you can say "I just had a baby!" to excuse temporarily dropping the ball on all sorts of life stuff, it's about year past when my husband and I should have gotten our crap together and done that legal... stuff (that's the technical term)... that you're supposed to do when you have a kid and a house and assets and newly-complicated taxes. Estate planning, I guess? I know AskMe can't do this for me, but I am a bit lost as to what sort of professional(s) I need to hire here. [more inside]
Thanks to well-meaning family, I have owned a number of stocks and other assets since my birth. The net worth of these assets is very modest, but if I sold them it would offset some ongoing financial stressors. Yet it seems prudent to keep them for a while longer. But why? What if everything crashes next week? What if [the specific stocks I own] crash next week? How do people predict this and stay on top of their assets without spending an inordinate amount of time on them? [more inside]
I'm helping a close friend figure out a digital asset management solution for his small media company. They have five employees, but they do all kinds of media projects for clients, some of them large. They've done websites, videos, printed publications, etc. This generates a lot of data, and their having a hard time managing it. [more inside]
I'm looking for something akin to Rpg Maker VX Resource Planet, except with vector art. I'd like resources for public domain or CC-licensed vector art assets for use as placeholders in games. I'd prefer SVG format and paths that are as simple and small as possible, but anything convertible to SVG is cool.
I received a letter from a shady-sounding Legal Claimant Services, a 'division of Keane' claiming that my recently-deceased father has some assets in a Georgia bank. Of course, for a fee, they would help me recover the assets. Immediately, I performed an unclaimed property search in Georgia; the search yielded no results. Since I didn't see any unclaimed property in Georgia, I disregarded the letter... [more inside]
Am I screwing myself financially in the long run if I go for a cheapie quickie uncontested divorce? [more inside]
We have liquid assets that total over 85% of the cost of the house we want to buy, good credit (each of us has a credit score over 730) and a strong employment history. The house we want to buy is in Massachusetts and we are currently employed in California. We've been pre-approved by our bank (in MA) for a mortgage that is $50,000 more than we are interested in borrowing. We are concerned that the fact that we will have given notice on our jobs in CA during the time we will be closing on the house will result in the mortgage falling apart at closing. We've got a call into the loan office of our bank but we are looking for suggestions and experiences from people in similar circumstances. [more inside]
Can the mortgage company file a claim or lien against my mom's assets upon her death? [more inside]
Problems you'd love to have Filter: my boyfriend's parents just gave him a house. What should we know, and what do we do now? [more inside]
My grandmother died this morning. I'm going home to help out the family, but I would like to make a list of things I might not remember before I leave so that we don't forget anything. [more inside]
How should we handle liquidating assets in an estate in the USA right now? Assets consist primarily of a stock portfolio and a house. [more inside]
Lawsuitfilter: I've won a small claims lawsuit. They've failed to pay up. How do I find their telephone provider (and other details) so I can get at their assets? [MI] [more inside]
You are not my attorney, and I'm not asking for legal advice. I would like an opinion, though, on the financial situation of a rough breakup. I've been with my girlfriend for seven years, and we're splitting up. It's gotten ugly. She has $10k in credit card debt, some of it for things she's bought for me/us, some not. She's telling me now she wants $5k from me, or she's going to start selling the things she's bought for me (such as the PowerBook I got last Christmas). I was going to be the bigger man in this, and help her pay her debts off a bit at a time, but now I'm extremely angry. I want to find out if there is any legal grounds for me telling her that no, we were never married, she gave me these things as gifts, and I don't owe her a dime. I live in Texas, for what it's worth, and I am looking for an attorney locally.