Eversole Law Firm - Spring 2020

Encouraging Kids to Read Celebrating International Children’s Book Day Eversole Quarterly

Spring 2020

Despite life’s inevitable changes, reading has always been a constant for me. As a preteen, I particularly loved reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” England's greatest fictional private investigator. At bedtime, I’d read myself to sleep, engulfed in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Later in life, I read just about every John Grisham novel I could get my hands on. Both authors sparked my passion for the law. My interests have evolved over the years to nonfiction books of a more serious nature, discussing public policy and national politics. For example, our wonderful former Gov. Nikki Haley, who was our country’s ambassador to the United Nations, wrote eloquently in her new book about her experiences in government service and her view of this great nation on the global stage. There is nothing more important for the future than our individual voices about the American Dream, the politicians who best protect our freedoms, and those we choose to serve in Congress, as judges, and as president. "By reflecting on what we loved to read at their age, we can enjoy this holiday with the younger generations and maybe even pass on a few of our own favorites." On a lighter note, I read almost anything I can find that focuses on the nature of horses. With two horses of my own, McLain and Smokey, equestrian books improve my understanding of them when riding, grooming, or just hanging out. The more I watch my horses and interact with them, the more I learn their individual personalities. It’s fascinating to observe how they so subtly interact with the world around them.

April is one of the best times for all adults to reflect on what they enjoyed reading as kids. International Children’s Book Day on April 2 encourages adults to think about their favorite books from childhood and aims to inspire children to become excited about reading. By reflecting on what we loved to read at their age, we can enjoy this holiday with the younger generations and maybe even pass on a few of our own favorites. As a parent, I read to my daughter, Kelsey, when she was young, and today, she’s an avid reader. Now as a grandparent, I read as often as possible to our granddaughter, who is 4 years old. Right now, her favorite book for me to read is “How to Babysit a Grandma.” It won't be long before it’s something else. This is a wonderful time of year to encourage everyone you know to read. For International Children’s Book Day this month and afterward, offer to read to someone and encourage a passion for books that will last a lifetime.

-Alysoun Eversole



Finding Motivation onThose Tough Days

Top Mental Strategies for Your Fitness Routine

Instead of thinking of reasons you can’t or don’t want to go, focus your mind only on the task of getting there. Stepping into the gym will often give you the mental push to actually work out. It’s also best to leave the all-or-nothing mindset behind — a 45- or 55-minute workout isn’t required every single gym session. Life happens, and even if it’s a short exercise, your workout will actually energize you for the rest of your day. Pushing Yourself to the Limit Studies have found that the most successful people share grit: the ability to work hard and endure even the most difficult times. Workouts will burn, and the motions may feel uncomfortable or even painful, so it’s crucial to have the grit to push yourself to the limit. Rather than give up, you should embrace the pain and see it as a sign you’re growing stronger. Adjust your inner vocabulary. Anything that seems “uncomfortable” should be reconsidered as “intense” but something you can work through. Of course, be careful of injury pains!

Whether your New Year’s workout routine is finally embedded in your schedule or you’re still trying to make it happen, always remember that your mind is just as important as your body. On some days, you may feel like anything is possible, and on others, it may feel impossible to even get out of bed. Don’t worry, that’s totally normal! There’s no reason to feel ashamed if you’re struggling with gaining steam and motivation for your workout. Here are some mental strategies to help you get firmly into your routine this year and the years to come. Getting to the Gym What’s the hardest part of working out? For most people, it’s not the heavy weights or the long cardio sessions — it’s actually stepping into the gym. Sometimes, people will wake up and think that the gym isn’t possible that day as they lay in bed. Some people will psych themselves out of working out because their time is limited, or they worry about how tired they’ll be after the workout (especially after or before a busy day).

Will and Trust Estate Planning

Using the Services of an Estate Planning Attorney

exactly where you want them to and lessens the emotional and financial strain on your family. With a plan in place, no one will be left in the dark about what you would have wanted. You’ll make those difficult decisions so your family doesn’t have to. The Advantage of Using 1 Law Firm Using the services of a law firm to create your estate plan is the best method. An estate planning lawyer is experienced in this field, which means they know the process and what is best for their clients. The process of creating an estate plan can be complex, and when someone doesn’t know exactly what they’re doing, mistakes are bound to happen. An attorney can minimize those mistakes, make sure your legal documents say exactly what you want them to say, and provide you smart legal advice. Staying with one firm is also significant for your plan. Updating your estate plan is far easier when all your legal documentation is in one place. Luckily, you do not have to do this alone. Our team here at Eversole Law Firm is here to help you with your estate planning. Call our offices today at (843) 379-3333 to learn more.

No one enjoys talking about creating a will and trust estate plan. Thinking of how to prepare your assets for when you’re no longer here can be uncomfortable and scary. However, taking those steps is important, not just for your own reassurance but also for your family. The Difference Between a Will and Trust Before we talk about the advantages of creating an estate plan, it’s crucial to discuss the differences between a will and trust. In a will, you determine where and to whom you want your property to go. For the probate administration of your estate, you appoint a representative to carry out your last wishes only after you’ve passed away. A trust, on the other hand, is a legal agreement between you, the creator of the trust, and a trustee, either a person or institute, who is not subject to probate administration and allows your property to be distributed during your lifetime and after death. The Benefits of an Estate Plan Creating an estate plan gives you and your family peace of mind. You are creating a plan that ensures all your assets go

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A Guide to Purchasing a Home

Take a Sneak Peek at What ’s in Store

will show everything that the property has gone through at the courthouse, which is essential information to know. Land Survey A common recurring issue between neighbors is a question of who owns which property. With a land survey, a surveyor measures the surface of the property to identify its boundary lines. This can help you get a better understanding of how much property you are buying, where it ends, and what it includes. Day of Closing As the final step of buying or selling a home, the day of closing is important and exciting for both parties. A final walk-through is performed to ensure that the property is in good condition and that the repairs that each party agreed upon have been made. Several documents that will come up in this process are the closing disclosure, the promissory note, and the mortgage. To get your copy of my book, “Buying a House? Legal Stuff You Should Know Before You Sign a Contract,” go to EversoleLaw.com/resources.html. If you’re not buying soon but a friend or family member is, then send them a copy.

Purchasing a home is a stressful step to take, but it’s something I’ve had plenty of

experience with. To help my clients and many others understand this process a little better, I wrote a book that is available for anyone to read. Here are a few vital points I bring up in my book. Purchase and Sale Agreement This contract is one of the most important documents you will sign when purchasing a house. Anyone who signs the contract is agreeing to the terms set within it, and that agreement is irrevocable. All parties must carefully read through the contract well before taking out a pen. Agreeing to terms you were unaware of and are unable to meet is a fault and leaves the nondefaulting party a chance to retaliate with legal action.

Title Abstract A title abstract is a term that refers to the

recorded information, including proceedings and documents, on a specific property. A title abstract is especially crucial because you don’t want to purchase a home that has liens, previous survey issues, claims, or mortgages. An abstract of title


LEGALESE Sesame Zucchini Noodles


Inspired by PaleoRunningMomma.com

Warranty A promise that a proposition of fact is true. It is a statement, representation, or promise that the seller has good title to the thing being sold and that it is of sound quality.

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3 tbsp coconut aminos 3 tbsp pure sesame oil

● 4 medium zucchini ● Salt, to taste ● 3 medjool dates, pitted and softened in warm water for 5 minutes ● 3 1/2 tbsp creamy, unsweetened almond butter

3/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped almonds


3. Add sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and vinegar and pulse until sauce is smooth. 4. In a pan, sauté zucchini noodles until heated and slightly softened. 5. Toss zucchini noodles with prepared sauce and top with scallions and almonds.

1. If you have a spiralizer, use it to cut zucchini into noodles. Otherwise, use a peeler. Salt zucchini. Allow zucchini to “sweat” out water for 1 hour, wrap in a paper towel, and squeeze the water out.

2. In a food processor, blend dates with almond butter and aminos until smooth.




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Disclaimer: The content of this publication has been prepared by Eversole Law Firm, P.C. for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with its readers and may not be used by you, the reader, as legal advice. You are encouraged to consult with us or another attorney about your circumstances to which the information in this document may apply.

What’s Inside

1. Developing a Love for Reading 2. Top Mental Strategies for Your Fitness Routine Giving You and Your Family Peace of Mind 3. Don’t Sign That Without Reading This! Sesame Zucchini Noodles 4. What Is a Deed of Distribution?

Deed of Distribution vs. Warranty Deed

to fix the defect in title or recover damages related to the defect. That is why it’s so important to have a title abstract of the public records done to ensure the title is marketable prior to a purchase and that a title insurance policy is issued at closing. A warranty deed puts any problems in the hands of the insurance company to rectify.

The other day, a client asked about the difference between a deed of distribution and a warranty deed. Hmm, I thought, that’s a good topic for the newsletter. A deed of distribution is a document created in a probate administration that publicly identifies to whom real property owned by the decedent is distributed. Heirs inherit according to laws of intestacy; devisees inherit under the terms of a decedent’s last will and testament. Most folks don’t know it, but a deed of distribution does not convey title. It memorializes who inherits real property and their percentage of ownership interests in the property. For example, let’s say Sally owned a house at the time of her death. Sally had two children and did not have a will. Under the laws of intestacy, the children each inherit a one-half interest in the house, and the deed of distribution shows that. A deed of distribution does not have warranties because a person cannot inherit more than what interests the decedent had. If the decedent did not have marketable title, neither does the person who inherited it. A warranty deed contains a promise that the grantor is conveying clear, marketable title to the property. If the title is not clear and marketable, then the grantee has legal remedies against the grantor

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