The above questions are almost always considered by those who are buying real estate or refinancing their mortgage, whether out loud, under their breath, or in their thoughts, as they ponder all the cost and expenses of a real estate settlement.
Usually it does not matter whether you’re a first-time home buyer, an existing home owner, or a seasoned real estate investor. The expense of title insurance is usually the third largest of settlement costs, behind financing/mortgage costs and Pennsylvania Realty Transfer Tax.
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Last year around this time, I wrote an article which could probably be best described as a primer on parental alienation. At the time of its publication, I had not personally observed much, if any, parental alienation in any of my own cases. However, since that time parental alienation has been a relevant factor in a few of my cases.
Recently, I was working on a case in which a custody evaluation was performed by a psychologist because Mother claimed that Father’s behavior was alienating the child from Mother. For example, Father told the Child that Mother stole Child’s cell phone; Father also refused to answer Mother’s emails requesting updates about the Child. Mother shared her concerns with the custody evaluator who concluded that Father’s behavior did not rise to the level of parental alienation but was better described as “subtle interference” in the Child’s relationship with Mother.
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