What is a Holographic Will?

What is a Holographic Will?

A Holographic Will is a Will that is written in the testator’s handwriting and signed by the testator without the presence of witnesses.The testator is the person who is using the document to distribute his or her property. Holographic Wills are valid in about half of...
What is a Deed of Trust?

What is a Deed of Trust?

A deed of trust is a legal document that pledges real property to secure a loan, similar to a mortgage. A deed of trust involves three parties: the borrower (called the grantor), the lender (called the beneficiary), and a third party (called the trustee). The trustee...
What is Mediation?

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution for parties involved in civil litigation. Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a mediator (a trained, neutral third party). During mediation, the parties work to resolve their disputes in hopes of avoiding...
What is an Easement?

What is an Easement?

An easement is a right of use over the property of another. The party gaining the benefit of the easement is the dominant estate and the party granting the easement is the servient estate. The dominant estate does not have the right to exclude others from the...
What is a Default Judgment?

What is a Default Judgment?

A default judgment is a judgment entered by a court against a party when said party fails to perform a court-ordered action. Typically default judgments arise when a Plaintiff has filed a suit and a Defendant has failed to file an Answer to the Complaint within the...