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Jennifer Sheila KornblumSpringfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, and surrounding areas
- Real Estate Law, Business Law, Landlord Tenant ...
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I have been an attorney since 1992, and am also a licensed Realtor. I started in California, and moved to Missouri in 2005. My practice areas are business law, contracts, dispute resolution, real estate, landlord-tenant, wills and trusts, and estate planning. I have a broad-base of experience and enjoy working with individuals and small businesses. I am self-employed and keep flexible hours to accommodate your schedule.
- Southwestern University School of Law
- J.D. (1992) | Law
- University of California - Berkeley
- B.A. (1988) | Legal Studies
- Missouri State Bar
- - Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Credit Cards Accepted
Visa, MC, Amex, and checks
- Real Estate Law
- Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
- Landlord Tenant
- Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
- Construction Law
- Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Areas
- General Civil
- Business Dispute Resolution
- Powers of Attorney
- Wills & Trusts
- Contract Law
- Business Transactions (Buy/Sell Agreements)
- Q. I was single when I bought my house. Deed is TOD to my kids. Now that I am married, would house go to spouse if I die?
- A: There are a lot of factors that would help answer this question. Do you have a will? Have you updated your will since your marriage? Generally speaking, if you die without a will (intestate), your spouse and kids would split your estate. It sounds like you have a beneficiary deed in place for your home, and married after that deed was prepared. On your death, your spouse would have an argument that s/he is entitled to his or her marital share of the ownership of your house, in addition to your named beneficiaries. Now that you are married, I strongly recommend that you review your beneficiary deed, and your will or estate plan, with an attorney.
- Q. I bought a house in Missouri 2021. my foundation started bowing ,2 chimneys also. Never informed of severity in the
- A: Based on the limited information provided, you could possibly have an action for failing to disclose known defects against the sellers of the property. In such an action, you would have the burden of proving that the sellers knew of the defects in the foundation and knowingly failed to disclose those defects. A potential additional or alternate defendant is the inspection company. This is a little bit different. You would have the burden of proving that the type of defects you are experiencing would have been identified by another inspection company in your area; and/or that the area affected would or should have been inspected by your inspection company and they failed to do so and if they would have, they would have seen the defects that are affecting you now. You should review all the pertinent facts of your situation with a real estate attorney to determine whether you have a valid claim.
- Q. My parents passed with no will and the house still has a mortgage. How do I get the title in my name? I want to sell it.
- A: First and foremost, I am very sorry for your loss. As for the house, even though your parents did not have wills, you can start a probate action to be appointed the personal representative of each of their estates. As personal representative, you will have authority to offer their home for sale. There are other issues that will affect this process, such as how long it has been since your parents died, whether you have siblings and whether they will agree that you be appointed Personal Representative. You should absolutely contact an attorney to discuss all of this. The attorney's fees are generally paid from the estate.
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