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James W. Affeldt

Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  52 Years

Karl Michael Sigwarth

Commercial Real Estate, Business & Trade, Banking & Finance, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

Michael J. Pugh

Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Estate Planning, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Verla Jean Bartley

Tax, Real Estate, Wills, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  59 Years
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David Jay Zylstra

Commercial Real Estate, Pension & Benefits, Transactions, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

Robert F. Wilson

Real Estate, Criminal, Personal Injury, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  69 Years

Stephen B. Jackson

Real Estate, Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  56 Years

Joseph Edward Schmall

Real Estate, Health Care Other, Pension & Benefits, Property & Casualty, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Daniel Wayne Willems

Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate, Child Custody, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Patricia Gale Kropf

Real Estate, Litigation, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

CONSTRUCTIVE EVICTION

When a landlord provides housing that is so substandard that a landlord has legally evicted the tenant. For example, if the landlord refuses to provide heat or ... (more...)
When a landlord provides housing that is so substandard that a landlord has legally evicted the tenant. For example, if the landlord refuses to provide heat or water or refuses to clean up an environmental health hazard, the tenant has the right to move out and stop paying rent, without incurring legal liability for breaking the lease.

BASIS

For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the pr... (more...)
For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the property, 'adjusted' to reflect improvements made or damage incurred while you own the property. See stepped-up basis, carryover basis.

APPRECIATION

An increase in value. Appreciated property is property that has gone up in value since it was acquired.

HOMESTEAD DECLARATION

A form filed with the county recorder's office to put on record your right to a homestead exemption. In most states, the homestead exemption is automatic--that ... (more...)
A form filed with the county recorder's office to put on record your right to a homestead exemption. In most states, the homestead exemption is automatic--that is, you are not required to record a homestead declaration in order to claim the homestead exemption. A few states do require such a recording, however.

ENCROACHMENT

The building of a structure entirely or partly on a neighbor's property. Encroachment may occur due to faulty surveying or sheer obstreperousness on the part of... (more...)
The building of a structure entirely or partly on a neighbor's property. Encroachment may occur due to faulty surveying or sheer obstreperousness on the part of the builder. Solutions range from paying the rightful property owner for the use of the property to the court-ordered removal of the structure.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

A payment required by a landlord to ensure that a tenant pays rent on time and keeps the rental unit in good condition. If the tenant damages the property or le... (more...)
A payment required by a landlord to ensure that a tenant pays rent on time and keeps the rental unit in good condition. If the tenant damages the property or leaves owing rent, the landlord can use the security deposit to cover what the tenant owes.

BEQUEST

The legal term for personal property (anything but real estate) left in a will.

VIEW ORDINANCE

A law adopted by some cities or towns with desirable vistas -- such as those in the mountains or overlooking the ocean -- that protects a property owner from ha... (more...)
A law adopted by some cities or towns with desirable vistas -- such as those in the mountains or overlooking the ocean -- that protects a property owner from having his or her view obstructed by growing trees. View ordinances don't cover buildings or other structures that may block views.

FRIENDLY SUIT

A lawsuit brought by two parties, not as adversaries, but as collaborators in order to resolve a legal question that affects them both. For example, two compani... (more...)
A lawsuit brought by two parties, not as adversaries, but as collaborators in order to resolve a legal question that affects them both. For example, two companies might bring a friendly suit to court in order to clarify a legal interpretation of a contract between them.