A lot of people ask me about why I charge a Consultation Fee of $300. Employment Law is different from other areas of the law. For example, with a traffic accident case, a lawsuit can be filed shortly after the accident. So a number of attorneys provide free consultations to individuals because a decision on filing a lawsuit can be made shortly after.

For people with Employment Law issues, the situation is a lot more complicated. Employment law requires employees and former employees to follow a “process” or protocol in order to address their issues. The purpose of meeting with me is to find out where you are in that required process and what options you may have.

The consultation fee is to make sure that only people who are serious about pursuing a path that may result in a lawsuit meet with me. The fee is also based on my years of training and experience to help guide you to the next steps. You are getting the benefit of my real world experience in employment law and other areas of the law. That is why a Consultation Fee is required.

Potential risks of joint real estate ownership

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2022 | Real Estate Law |

There may be a multitude of individuals who share property ownership rights with other parties. While there could be numerous potential benefits involved with the joint purchase of a property, it might not always be easy to identify the risks involved. Knowing the possible risks of joint real estate transactions could prove integral to helping individuals in Hawaii create a strategy to safeguard their interests and reduce the likelihood of disputes. 

Addressing risk 

According to experts, one prevalent risk of joint real estate purchases may pertain to the financial issues involved. For instance, if one party begins to experience financial strain, it may cause other owners to be vulnerable and creditors may attempt to use this party’s ownership stake to collect on losses. Joint real estate owners might not always agree on the approved use of a property and conflict stemming from similar disagreements could prove hotly contested at times.  

Making decisions regarding the transfer of ownership rights can also be a source of unrest among joint owners. Addressing topics such as divorce or the death of a joint owner can be intimidating, and it might not always be easy to reach common ground on similar matters. Addressing topics such as what could happen should one party fall ill or become incapacitated may also be vital, as there may be numerous risks to failing to have a strategy in place for such scenarios. 

Making informed decisions 

Individuals who are weighing the possibility of engaging in joint real estate transactions may wish to know more about every vital topic to address, but they might not know where to turn for guidance. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can help a person in Hawaii better understand his or her rights and options regarding similar endeavors. An attorney can work with a client in evaluating every aspect of such a transaction and help develop a strategy with which to safeguard his or her interests in the process.