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Selling your home? Avoid these three mistakes.

When families decide to move out of their starter home, they often face a lot of stress they did not expect. Trying to sell one home while buying another can be an overwhelming process.

That is why there are a few things sellers must keep in mind when they approach this process, to avoid considerable mistakes that could put their finances at risk.

What should parents consider for summer custody plans?

Creating an effective custody arrangement can be one of the most complex aspects of a divorce. Adhering to such an arrangement can take time for the whole family to get used to. And during the summer, when children are home from school, many parents have to revisit their custody arrangement again.

So, what should Connecticut parents know about summer child custody plans?

Consider employment history when acquiring businesses

In an acquisition, business owners know that they must complete their due diligence. This allows them to protect their company and fulfill all the necessary legal steps.

One step of this process that business owners should not overlook is assessing the business’s past with its employees.

What should buyers do before buying a fixer-upper?

Thanks to the popularity of reality television, many families looking to purchase a home wish to find a “fixer-upper.” After all, it certainly brings a sense of accomplishment and meaning to a new home when families can fix it up and make it their own.

There is nothing wrong with this recent trend. However, there are a few things that first-time homebuyers must consider before purchasing a fixer-upper, to protect their investment in their family home, as well as their future.

What happens to your pet in a divorce?

Pets are not just loyal companions. They become just like members of the family. Some people even lovingly refer to themselves as dog or cat parents.

We love our furry friends, no matter what. That is why many people deciding to end their marriage wonder: who gets the family pet in the divorce?

Businesses must prioritize accessibility

All businesses must ensure they comply with consumer’s rights. Federal law establishes that every consumer has the right to be safe on a business’s premises and when using their products. They also have the right to obtain information and voice their concerns.

It is essential to comply with these rights. It not only leads customers to return, but it also helps businesses avoid risky complaints and lawsuits. That is why business owners must make sure they protect all consumers' rights – including their right to reasonable access.

When can sellers pursue a short sale?

Nowadays, debt is almost an inevitable part of everyday life. Many young people start accruing debt when they attend college. In the years after that, many people also accumulate debt when they purchase a home of their own as they reach landmarks in their personal and professional lives.

However, the national mortgage debt reached an all-time high in 2019, totaling roughly $9.4 trillion. And the average mortgage debt for Connecticut homeowners is $225,386. Dealing with this debt can be difficult. In extreme cases, when individuals struggle to pay their mortgage debt, they might face foreclosure.

2020 brings big changes for state alcoholic liquor licensing

Whether you manufacture spirits, manage a brewpub, ship gift baskets or own a cafe, you must keep up with state liquor laws.

Perhaps you want to launch a new business. If so, keep in mind that 2020 brings sweeping changes in Connecticut alcoholic liquor licensing regulations.

Three tips to protect your finances pre-divorce

Getting a divorce is not only an emotionally stressful process, but it is also financially stressful. After all, spouses will be economically independent again after their divorce.

One of the main purposes of a legal divorce is to ensure both spouses maintain economic stability after they end the marriage, but a divorce can still bring many financial changes to their lives.

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