Who Owns Contents of a Joint Safe Deposit Box After Death?

I’m often involved in disputes over the contents of safe deposit boxes – usually when the boxes are jointly leased. A recent case in Forsyth County provides a helpful reminder of the rules involved. An older woman Smith and her niece Jones jointly leased a...

Impact of the $26 billion national mortgage settlement

The federal government and state attorneys general across the country recently secured a historic settlement with the country’s five largest home loan servicers in an attempt to address the home foreclosure crisis. But what does that mean to distressed...